TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY SERVING ATLANTA
At WILLIAMS ELLEBY, our skilled attorneys have extensive experience litigating Atlanta tractor trailer personal injury cases. We take pride in our connections to Atlanta. We have spent time at the Georgia Aquarium and wandered the Atlanta Botanical Garden. And it goes without saying that we love the Braves. Because of our connections with Atlanta, we feel strongly about providing the city with experienced legal counsel.
FINDING THE BEST TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN ATLANTA
There are a wide array of attorneys throughout the city but finding the best tractor trailer accident attorney in Atlanta can be tough due to all of the misleading lawyer advertisements you see on television and billboards. Experience is critical and hiring an attorney who has experience with commercial motor vehicle lawsuits can make or break your personal injury case. There are far more rules and regulations regarding commercial trucks compared to passenger vehicles. The regulations governing truck accidents are published and enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
In your search for an Atlanta tractor-trailer accident attorney, it is crucial that you retain an attorney you can rely on. Your attorney’s understanding of state and federal trucking regulations are critical to the success or failure of your case. Some of the most important commercial vehicle regulations include:
- Pre-trip inspections (49 CFR § 396.9)
- Loading procedures (49 CFR § 393.100)
- Distracted driving
- Lights and reflectors (49 CFR § 393.11)
- Hours of service
It is imperative that any Atlanta truck accident attorney you consider understands these regulations and how they can affect your injury claim.
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH LAWSUITS
Serious Atlanta trucking accidents are common, especially on I-285. When fully loaded, these massive trucks can wreak havoc on other drivers, passengers, and even nearby buildings. There are several causes for tractor-trailer collisions. In some cases, the fault lies with the truck operators. In other situations, the owner or manufacturer of the vehicle is to blame. Some of the most common causes of truck crashes include:
- Improper loading
- Fatigued driving
- Mechanical defects
- Faulty repairs
When developing legal strategy after an Atlanta truck crash accident, our attorneys start with an investigation of the collision itself. After a crash, our skilled lawyers reconstruct the accident scene. We utilize investigators and trucking industry experts for a better understanding of what happened. After that occurs, we combine our information and determine the cause of an accident. When we file a personal injury case, we rely on our extensive investigation and our expert’s honest opinion to maximize the value of your individual case.
Not all our cases go to trial. In fact, most of them are resolved through settlement or mediation. In many cases, however, a truck operator or their insurance company will refuse to make a reasonable attempt at settlement. When settlement is not possible, we typically bring our lawsuit in either the State Court of Fulton County or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
CONTACT WILLIAMS ELLEBY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION CONCERNING YOUR ATLANTA TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT CLAIM
If you have suffered an injury in an Atlanta trucking accident, contact our experienced attorneys at 833-LEGALGA (833-534-2542) to schedule your free consultation.