TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN KENNESAW GEORGIA
Our tractor trailer accident lawyers handle semi-truck crashes throughout Georgia but our main office is right here in Kennesaw! Kennesaw is our home. After-hours and on the weekends, you are likely to find our attorneys and their families enjoying our beautiful city at places like Swift-Cantrell Park, Kennesaw Mountain, and The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. You can also find us at local events like the Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival and supporting local charities like Helping One Guy (HOG). But most of all, we take tremendous pride in helping our Kennesaw neighbors after they have been involved in a tractor trailer accident.
FINDING THE BEST TRACTOR TRAILER ATTORNEY IN KENNESAW
The citizens of Kennesaw are blessed to have many fine lawyers in our city but it is always important to find the best lawyer for your specific case, especially after a tractor trailer crash. Tractor trailer crashes are unlike other crash cases because trucking companies and their drivers are governed by regulations published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
When selecting a Kennesaw tractor trailer accident attorney, you need to find an attorney you can trust as well as one 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:
- 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
Make sure that any tractor trailer attorney you interview in Kennesaw has a working knowledge of the laws and regulations governing tractor trailer drivers.
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CASES
There are many reasons that tractor trailer crashes occur but some of the most common are distracted driving, improper loading, fatigued driving, mechanical defects, and speeding. Fully loaded tractor trailers are very heavy and when they crash, citizens of Kennesaw often suffer horrific injuries on roadways like Interstate 75, Barrett Parkway, and Cobb Parkway.
The first step in developing the proper theory of liability after a Kennesaw tractor trailer crash is an extensive investigation. When our attorneys are hired after a Kennesaw tractor-trailer accident, we work with accident reconstruction and trucking industry experts to investigate the cause of the crash. Then, we apply our knowledge of federal motor carrier safety regulations and Georgia law to obtain favorable recoveries for our clients who suffer personal injury.
Sometimes we can maximize our client’s recovery through pre-suit settlements or mediation. Other times, the trucking company and their insurer may refuse to offer a fair settlement so we will prepare the case for trial in the proper court which is often the State Court of Cobb County or the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.