Truck Accidents

Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys

Results-Driven Advocacy for Truck Accident Victims Throughout Georgia

Many people correctly assume that truck accidents tend to be more dangerous than typical car accidents. What fewer people realize is that truck collisions are also significantly more complicated in terms of recovering compensation for damages. Liability may not be straightforward, meaning you may not be sure who you should file a lawsuit against. More than one party may ultimately be liable, and determining who can be held responsible requires careful investigation.

You do not have to deal with the aftermath of a truck accident alone. At Morrison & Hughes, we understand how to effectively approach these complex cases. Our Georgia truck accident lawyers often turn to accident reconstruction specialists and leverage advanced technology to ascertain liability and gather the evidence needed to prove your case. Our goal is to deliver the just compensation you need to get your life back on track. 

Crucial evidence can disappear fast, so the sooner you get in touch with us to discuss your truck accident case, the better. Call (404) 689-2734 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation today.

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Why Truck Accidents Are So Dangerous

Truck accidents are inherently more dangerous than other automobile accidents due to the sheer size and weight of these commercial vehicles. When a truck, often carrying thousands of pounds of cargo, collides with a smaller vehicle, the force of impact is significantly greater. This can result in severe damage to the vehicle and catastrophic injuries to the occupants. Additionally, the larger size of trucks means they have larger blind spots, require longer stopping distances, and are more prone to rollovers.

Truck accidents frequently cause many types of life-altering injuries, including:

  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Severe burns
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Determining Liability for a Truck Accident in Georgia

Figuring out who is liable for a truck accident requires determining what precisely caused the collision. In some instances, multiple parties – including parties other than the driver – may be financially responsible for your injuries under the law. Our Georgia truck accident attorneys are prepared to thoroughly investigate what happened and identify all liable parties.

Depending on the facts of the case, any of the following parties may be liable for a truck accident:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The cargo loading company
  • The truck’s maintenance team
  • The manufacturer of a defective truck component

Types of Compensation You Can Recover after a Truck Accident in Georgia

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Frequently Asked Questions about Truck Accidents in Georgia

  • What If I Was Partially Responsible for a Truck Accident? Can I Still Recover Compensation?

    If your actions contributed to a truck accident, you can still potentially recover some compensation for damages. In Georgia, you can secure partial compensation so long as the court decides you were less than 50% at fault. Your percentage of fault will influence how much you can recover. If the court decides you are 10% at fault, for example, and your damages total $100,000, you would receive $90,000, or 90% of $100,000. You cannot recover any damages if you are found to be 50% or more at fault.

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Georgia?

    Georgia’s statute of limitations for truck accidents is two years, so you have two years from the date of the crash to start the legal process. If your loved one sustained fatal injuries in a truck collision, you get two years from the date they passed away to pursue a wrongful death claim. In either case, this may seem like a substantial amount of time, but you must take immediate steps to preserve evidence after an accident. Do not wait to speak to a legal professional: The investigation into your case needs to start right away.

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