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Georgia Truck Accident FAQs

What are the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry?

Who can I sue for my trucking accident?

When should I hire an attorney for my trucking accident case?

What damages may I recover in my truck accident claim case?

What hazards do trucks present on the road?

What behaviors can constitute negligent behavior on the part of truckers and trucking companies?

When should I file a lawsuit after a Georgia truck accident?

Why should I hire an Atlanta truck accident attorney from Grant Law Office?


What are the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry?

All truckers and trucking companies are expected to comply with numerous state and federal regulations including driver qualifications, alcohol and controlled substances testing, hours of service regulations, federal motor carrier safety regulations, insurance coverage, and so on.

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Who can I sue for my trucking accident?

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may bring a lawsuit against one or more of the following parties:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The shipping company
  • The owner of the trailer
  • The manufacturer of the defective part that caused the accident
  • Any other party whose negligent actions led to the accident

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When should I hire an attorney for my trucking accident case?

It is highly advised that you consult with an Georgia truck accident attorney as soon as you can. Physical evidence such as skid marks, yaw marks, and scuffs can disappear over time. The trucking company may destroy important documents within days of the incident. An experienced attorney will promptly take the proper measures to preserve all vital evidence, thus ensuring you have a fighting chance at getting the compensation you deserve.

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What damages may I recover in my truck accident claim case?

Depending on the specific details surrounding your case along with the strength of your claim, you may recover the following physical, emotional, and financial losses:

  • Medical costs
  • Property damage
  • Income lost during recovery
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages if you are the survivor of a truck accident victim

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What hazards do trucks present on the road?

Due to their extensive size and massive weight, trucks have certain limitations other regular passenger vehicles lack, including:

  • Large blind spots: Even with special mirrors, trucks have considerable blind spots on both sides of the trailer. Many accidents are caused by trucks inadvertently turning into passing vehicles.
  • Wide turns: Trucks must swing wide to perform turns. This can be dangerous when motorists are coming up from behind or are alongside the turning truck.
  • Greater stopping distance: Even with powerful braking systems, trucks generally need greater stopping distance than other regular passenger vehicles. Rear-end collisions often occur when a trucker is speeding or does not press the brakes in time.

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What behaviors can constitute negligent behavior on the part of truckers and trucking companies?

Both truckers and trucking companies have certain obligations they must meet in order to make the roads safer for everyone else. When these duties are neglected, bad accidents may result. Common causes of truck accidents based on negligence include:

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When should I file a lawsuit after a Georgia truck accident?

Every case presents its own unique set of circumstances that impact its statute of limitations, or deadline for filing a lawsuit. In Georgia, most personal injury actions have a two-year statute of limitations. However, you should not fully rely on this standard. It is best to consult with an Atlanta injury attorney right away to avoid losing your right to pursue compensation.

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Why should I hire an Atlanta truck accident attorney from Grant Law Office?

Trucking companies have the resources to employ a team of professionals who specialize in claim reductions and denials, which means you’ll have a very difficult time getting a full and fair settlement unless you have a dependable legal time at your side. Attorney Wayne Grant and his associates know how to counteract the underhanded tactics commonly employed by powerful insurance companies and the adjusters working under them. We will do everything within our capabilities to ensure that you receive the financial assistance you need to recover. You can call us toll-free at (866) 249-5513 for a comprehensive case review at no cost to you.

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