TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN ACWORTH GEORGIA
Do you need a highly rated and experienced lawyer after a tractor trailer accident in Acworth? Our founding partner, Attorney Joel Williams, lives in Acworth and our firm takes tremendous pride in representing our Acworth friends and neighbors after they have been involved in a tractor trailer accident.
FINDING THE BEST TRACTOR TRAILER ATTORNEY IN ACWORTH
Finding the best personal injury attorney after a tractor trailer crash in Acworth can be an intimidating task. Rest easy. We are here to help. We know that you we are inundated with billboards and commercials from attorneys promising “Big Settlements.” The lawyers behind those advertisements boast about how their “army of lawyers” will fight for you. Although the ads may be compelling, we encourage you to dig deeper. Look at their online reviews. Are they positive or negative? Can you secure an appointment with the lawyer in the advertisement or is that attorney too busy filming commercials and attending photo shoots to focus on your case? Does the lawyer really know how to handle cases against tractor trailer companies and their insurers?
These are important questions because tractor trailer crash cases are different than any other type of personal injury case. Tractor trailer companies and their drivers and governed by special regulations formulated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When selecting a tractor trailer accident attorney for your Acworth lawsuit, you need an attorney who is intimately familiar with the various regulations that govern trucking companies and their drivers. These federal regulations apply to all commercial vehicles and cover safety issues like:
- Mechanical Failures and Pre-Trip Inspections (49 CFR § 396.9),
- Loading Procedures (49 CFR § 393.100),
- Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing,
- Distracted Driving,
- Lights and Reflectors (49 CFR § 393.11), and
- Hours of Service
Make sure that any tractor trailer attorney you hire for your case has a working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing tractor trailers and commercial motor vehicles.
Once you find an Acworth attorney that understands the rules and regulations that apply to tractor-trailer companies and their drivers, you are well on your way to finding the best Acworth attorney for your case. However, we encourage you to dig even deeper. Does the attorney have the fortitude and charisma to litigate your case before a Cobb County jury? Is the lawyer familiar with the Cobb County Court System and its judges? Will the lawyer always be available to speak with you during the course of your claim? Does the lawyer have a proven track record of success?
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CASES
Fully loaded tractor trailers are very heavy. When they crash roadways like Interstate 75 and Cobb Parkway, Acworth citizens are put in danger. Some of the most common reasons that tractor-trailers crash in Acworth are distracted driving, fatigued driving, mechanical defects, improper lane changes, and speeding.
After a tractor-trailer crash Acworth, it is imperative to conduct an extensive investigation as soon as possible. Our law firm is based in Kennesaw so we are able to begin our investigation of Acworth tractor-trailer accident cases immediately after we are hired. We work with accident reconstruction and leading trucking industry experts to investigate the cause of the crash. Then, we apply our knowledge of federal motor carrier safety regulations and Georgia law obtain a favorable recovery for our injured clients.
In most cases, we can maximize our clients’ recovery through pre-suit settlements or mediation. Other times, the trucking company or their insurer may refuse to offer a fair settlement so we will prepare the case for trial in the proper court which is usually either the State Court of Cobb County or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.