Truck Accident Lawyer

Decatur Truck Accident Attorneys

Helping Clients Recover from Serious Truck Wrecks

Truck accidents are some of the most catastrophic and fatal motor vehicle accidents that occur on U.S. roads. They are also some of the most complex accidents to investigate and litigate, as they can involve multiple at-fault parties and insurance companies.

At Morrison & Hughes, our Decatur truck accident lawyers are skilled at handling even the most complicated truck wreck cases. We know how to investigate these incidents, determine liability, and develop effective legal strategies to help our clients recover the compensation they are owed. If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, we encourage you to reach out to our legal team as soon as possible to learn how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve.

To speak with an attorney about your truck accident case, call (404) 238-7028 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe any upfront or out-of-pocket costs and only pay if we win your case.

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

Truck accidents are caused by a wide range of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Truck Driver Negligence: Truck driver negligence is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. This can include things like distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Trucking Company Negligence: Trucking company negligence is another leading cause of truck accidents. This can include things like negligent hiring, inadequate training, failure to maintain trucks, and pressuring drivers to violate the law.
  • Poor Truck Maintenance: Truck accidents can also be caused by poor truck maintenance. When trucking companies and/or mechanics fail to properly maintain and service their vehicles, it can lead to catastrophic accidents.
  • Improperly Loaded Cargo: Improperly loaded cargo can also cause truck accidents. When cargo is not loaded properly or is overloaded, it can cause the truck to become unbalanced and lead to a serious collision.
  • Defective Trucks/Truck Parts: Truck accidents can also be caused by defective trucks or truck parts. When a truck is poorly designed or a part is defective, it can cause the truck to malfunction and lead to a collision.
  • Inclement Weather: Truck accidents can also be caused by inclement weather. When truck drivers fail to adjust their driving for poor weather conditions, it can cause them to lose control of their vehicles and collide with other motorists.
  • Improperly Maintained Roads: Truck accidents can also be caused by improperly maintained roads. When roads are not properly maintained, it can increase the risk of a serious collision.
  • Other Motorists: Truck accidents can also be caused by other motorists. When passenger vehicle drivers cut off trucks, drive in truck blind spots, or otherwise drive negligently, it can cause a catastrophic accident.

Truck accidents are often complex and require a thorough investigation to determine their cause and who is liable. At Morrison & Hughes, our truck accident lawyers in Georgia are highly skilled at investigating these cases and working with accident reconstruction experts to determine their cause and who is liable.

Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, there are several potentially liable parties, including:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The company that loaded the truck
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Another motorist
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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 404-238-7028 today!

  • When Should I Reach Out To A Car Accident Attorney After An Accident?

    It's advisable to contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta promptly after the incident. Early involvement allows the attorney to gather evidence, assess the situation, communicate with insurance companies, and guide you through legal proceedings for a smoother and potentially more successful case resolution.

  • ¿Puedo recibir una compensación en Georgia si soy parcialmente responsable de un accidente de auto?

    Posiblemente. En el estado de Georgia se aplica la norma de negligencia comparativa modificada, lo que significa que es posible recibir una compensación parcial por daños y perjuicios si su parte de la culpa no supera el 49%. Si se determina que usted tiene el mismo porcentaje de culpa que la otra persona, o la mayoría de la culpa, entonces no podrá recibir nada. En caso de que usted sea parcialmente responsable, su compensación se reducirá según su porcentaje de culpa. Por ejemplo, si sus daños ascienden a un total de $100.000 y el tribunal decide que usted tiene el 20% de la culpa del accidente, recibiría $80.000. Nuestro bufete puede evaluar su grado de culpa y explicarle cómo puede afectar a su caso.

  • ¿Cuánto tiempo tengo para presentar una demanda por accidente de auto en Georgia?

    En el estado de Georgia, por lo general, usted tiene hasta dos años a partir de la fecha del accidente de auto para presentar una demanda. Si un ser querido fallece debido a lesiones fatales sufridas en un accidente, usted tendrá dos años a partir de la fecha de la muerte, no de la fecha del accidente, para presentar una demanda por muerte por negligencia. No podrá recibir ninguna compensación si no cumple con el plazo límite, así que no espere para discutir su caso con un profesional legal.

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