Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Lawyer in Cumming, GA

Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and deadly accidents on the road. A commercial truck's sheer size and weight can cause catastrophic damage to other vehicles and their occupants. If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, you may face a long road to recovery. You may be unable to work, facing mounting medical bills, and struggling to cope with the physical and emotional trauma of the accident.

At The Matthews Law Firm, LLC, we understand the unique challenges you are facing, and we are here to help. Our Cumming truck accident attorney can guide you through the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have a proven track record of success and are prepared to put our experience to work for you.

Call our office today at (470) 570-2531 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

A variety of factors can cause truck accidents. In many cases, multiple parties are at fault for the accident. Our Cumming truck accident lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident to determine liability and build a strong case on your behalf.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Driver error: Truck drivers are often pressured to meet tight deadlines. This can lead to speeding, aggressive driving, and other forms of driver error. In addition, truck drivers are often on the road for long hours and may become fatigued, leading to serious accidents.
  • Impaired driving: Truck drivers are prohibited from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, some drivers ignore these rules and get behind the wheel while impaired.
  • Improperly loaded cargo: When cargo is not properly loaded or secured, it can shift during transit, causing the truck to become unbalanced and increasing the risk of a rollover accident.
  • Defective truck parts: In some cases, a truck accident is caused by a defective truck part. This could be a defective tire, brake system, or other component.
  • Poor truck maintenance: Trucking companies are required to maintain their vehicles properly. When they fail to do so, it can lead to a serious accident.
  • Inclement weather: Georgia is no stranger to severe weather. A truck driver failing to adjust their driving to account for poor weather conditions can lead to a serious accident.
  • Reckless driving: Truck drivers are often in a hurry to get to their destination. This can lead to speeding, tailgating, and other forms of reckless driving.
  • Defective roadways: In some cases, a truck accident is caused by a defective roadway. This could be a poorly designed road, a road that is in disrepair, or a road that is not properly marked.

What Are My Legal Rights After a Truck Accident?

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you have been involved in a truck accident. In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. If you fail to file your claim within this time frame, you will likely be unable to recover compensation for your injuries.

It is important to note that Georgia is a “fault” state regarding car accidents. This means that the person at fault for the accident is responsible for paying for the damages. In some cases, multiple parties may be at fault for the accident. In these cases, each party is responsible for paying for the percentage of the damages they are found to be at fault for.

Some of the damages you may be able to recover in a truck accident claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

How Can I Prevent a Truck Accident?

While you cannot control the actions of other drivers on the road, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in a truck accident.

Some tips for preventing a truck accident include:

  • Stay out of the truck’s blind spots
  • Do not cut off a truck
  • Do not tailgate a truck
  • Use your turn signals
  • Do not drive while impaired
  • Do not drive while distracted
  • Obey the speed limit
  • Adjust your driving to account for poor weather conditions
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  • Over $10 Million Won for Our Clients
    Our firm's commitment to maximizing compensation ensures that you receive the financial recovery you deserve.
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    We purposely maintain a small case load, allowing our team to provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.

  • Former Prosecutor on Your Team
    We have experience on both sides of the courtroom, offering a unique perspective.
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    We are dedicated to standing against powerful entities, ensuring that justice prevails and the "little guy" secures fair compensation.
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