Call The Truck Accident Attorneys Marietta Trusts
Call The Truck Accident Attorneys Marietta Trusts
Trucking Companies Work Hard to Protect Their Interests After an Accident. We Work Harder to Protect Yours.
Following a serious truck accident, individuals and their families face high financial, emotional, and physical costs. When our clients come to us for help–we’re ready to take action.
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WHY CHOOSE MONTLICK FOR YOUR TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY?
More than 40 years of experience.
Montlick has a strong reputation for a reason. Over the years, we’ve earned it as the firm that WINS for our clients and puts their needs first.
Billions of dollars recovered for clients.
We can’t stop car accidents from happening, but we can minimize their long-term impact. Montlick’s attorneys have recovered billions of dollars for clients just like you who need support after an injury.
You suffered a collision with an 18-wheeler or other large truck. Now a stressful battle lies ahead. Chances are, the truck or operator responsible for your accident belongs to a wealthy corporation with limitless resources. Armed with their team of aggressive lawyers and insurance partners who know every loophole there is, they will likely do everything they can to prevent you from receiving the total value of your settlement. Don’t let them take advantage of you. You’ve already suffered the ultimate injustice: an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. To secure justice for your family and future, you need a legal team that can match the speed and aggression of the trucking company–so you walk away with money in your pocket, where it belongs.
Make Your First Call The Right Call™–Make It Montlick.
The Fierce Advocate You Need
We take on insurance companies and work tirelessly to recover the money you need for your medical treatments, lost earnings, auto repairs, and pain and suffering. That’s the kind of legal assistance we have provided for decades.
The Empathy You Deserve
There’s nothing more frustrating than putting your fate in someone else’s hands and not knowing what’s happening every step of the way. That’s why at Montlick, communicate compassionately, frequently, and transparently throughout your entire case.
How Do I Know If I Have A Case?
Truck accidents can result in life-changing injuries. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to the actions of a negligent party, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Generally speaking, you can pursue a personal injury claim if you were injured due to the negligent actions of someone else. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, negligent parties could include the truck driver/s, other driver/s, the trucking company, vehicle or truck manufacturing companies and others.
We Don't Settle for Less. Neither Should You.™
Your best interest is always our focus. If you have been injured in a truck accident in Conyers, call 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or dial #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone.
Contact a Montlick truck accident lawyer in Marietta for a free consultation today.
We Work to Protect and Leverage Evidence
Timing is everything after an accident involving a big rig. Trucking companies are never eager to pay out to injured victims and have a reputation for sending their own investigators to the crash scene while it’s still in progress. Often, critical evidence goes missing during this process (sometimes accidentally, sometimes intentionally). This is not only unfair but potentially illegal. After the trauma of an accident, the last injustice you need is to receive less money than you deserve because the trucking company responsible for your injuries did a lousy job preserving evidence.
When you contact Montlick Injury Attorneys immediately after your accident, we will do everything possible to ensure the evidence you need to win is preserved, safeguarded, and leveraged. Trucking companies work fast, but our Marietta personal injury lawyers work faster.
Some steps we may take to preserve evidence after a truck accident include:
- Taking footage of the scene as soon as possible: If you contact us immediately, we can dispatch our own investigators to the scene to document any visible damage to the vehicles involved in the crash and any skid marks left on the road. If applicable, our team will also take photos of any weather conditions that might have contributed to the accident, such as snow or rain.
- Speaking with witnesses: Your attorney will work hard to track down valuable witnesses to your accident. This could include other motorists involved and first responders.
- Collecting all relevant medical records: Medical records are essential for establishing damages in a personal injury lawsuit. We ensure they’re preserved promptly in order for them to remain valid throughout your legal proceedings.
- Ensuring black box data isn’t deleted: Information contained in a truck’s black box can be highly valuable in determining the cause of the accident and assigning responsibility. Reconstruction experts rely heavily on the data from the black box to piece together the sequence of events that led up to the accident, we’ll take steps to make sure evidence doesn’t get deleted.
Trucking Companies are Often Responsible for Trucking Accidents
Our country’s truck driver shortage hit a record high of over 80,000 drivers in 2021. Given the size of the industry, this shortage spells trouble. With fewer people working, trucking companies are pressured to overwork their current employees. According to the United States Census Bureau, over half of all truckers drive more than 40 hours a week. Combine long hours with the poor sleep hygiene of resting on the road, and you get thousands of fatigued truck drivers passing through Georgia daily.
- Staying awake for 18 hours straight impairs the mind the same as having a 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration.
- Being awake for 24 hours continuously is comparable to having a BAC of 0.10 percent.
Truck drivers can also be vulnerable to illness due to unrealistic working hours and lack of exercise. Sick drivers may also take over-the-counter or prescription medications that cause drowsiness and continue to work due to demand. In fact, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration report found that 17 percent of commercial truck drivers involved in collisions were under the influence of over-the-counter drugs such as cold medicines when crashes occurred.
Other ways trucking companies can be responsible for Marietta truck accidents include:
- Hiring untrained drivers and/or a failure to train drivers
- Failure to ensure a driver has the proper professional driver’s license and clean driving record
- Hiring drivers with disqualifying criminal records
- Lack of screening of drivers for alcohol or drug use (including prescription drugs that can cause driver impairment)
- Failure to ensure drivers are physically fit to handle long driving shifts
- Violations of weight and load requirements (a heavier truck can be a more dangerous truck)
- Poor adherence to hours of service (HOS) rules that limit the number of hours a trucker can work in a given period, including insufficient breaks
- Failure to ensure all trucks are properly maintained and inspected
- Failure to accurately log all HOS hours for drivers as well as keep updated copies of maintenance and inspection reports for all trucks
Our adept lawyers understand how to litigate trucking accident cases and navigate complex liability. We hold both negligent drivers and trucking companies accountable when their irresponsibility and greed contribute to an accident.
Who Else Can Be Found Liable?
Multiple parties may be found at least partially responsible for a truck accident. With these layers of liability, things can quickly become overwhelming. Let a Montlick Marietta truck accident lawyer focus on who is responsible so you can focus on healing. Possible liable parties include:
- A truck driver who has disregarded traffic regulations or operates their vehicle while under the influence may be held liable for their negligence.
- A trucking company may be under investigation if they have failed to maintain their vehicle, used negligent hiring practices, failed to supervise drivers, or did not adhere to state and federal regulations.
- A loading company could be at fault if the truck was not loaded properly, causing it to be unbalanced, their employees were not trained properly, the cargo wasn’t secured properly, or they did not conduct leakage tests.
- A truck manufacturer that produced a defective design, provided inadequate safety warnings, failed to recall a defective product, breached a warranty, or were negligent in testing.
What About Vicarious Liability?
Vicarious liability means that employers can be held accountable for the actions of irresponsible employees if those actions occur while they are on the clock performing their job duties. For a truck accident, this applies when the driver caused the wreck while performing their job duties. The employer or trucking company can then be held liable for the resulting damages, even if they were not directly involved.
Liability can also extend to the trucking company’s supply chain. Component suppliers, distributors, or dealerships could all be liable depending on the case’s circumstances. Your Marietta truck accident lawyer will consider all potentially liable parties in your personal injury case to maximize compensation and set the record right.
The Right Attorney Adds Value to Your Case
Insurance companies award injury victims higher amounts of compensation when those victims have retained legal representation. A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) revealed the following:
- 85% of payouts by insurance companies for personal injury claims were paid to victims that were represented by an attorney.
- Injury victims with legal representation received, on average, 300% more financial compensation than injury victims who did not have legal representation.
An aggressive Montlick tractor-trailer trucking accident lawyer has the negotiating power to help victims obtain substantially greater compensation than they would if they took on the powerful trucking company alone.
Since claims against trucking companies and commercial insurance carriers can be complicated issues of both state and federal law, you need a trial-tested attorney you can trust. Our lawyers are willing to go the distance–taking cases to court if that’s what’s necessary to win the full value of our client’s settlement.
Damages Available to Truck Accident Victims
Compensation for truck accident victims can cover the following damages:
- Economic Damages: Victims of truck accidents may be able to recover compensation for any economic losses they have suffered due to the accident, such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage.
- Non-Economic Damages: These types of damages are not directly related to financial losses but rather include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship and enjoyment of life.
- Punitive Damages: If a truck driver was found to have acted recklessly or with gross negligence in causing an accident, victims may be able to pursue punitive damages as a way of punishing the at-fault party.
- Wrongful Death Damages: In cases where a victim dies due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, their family members may be able to seek wrongful death damages. This includes funeral costs and other expenses associated with their death.
- Loss of Consortium Claims: If the victim’s spouse is unable to provide love and companionship due to injury or death caused by a trucking accident, they may make a claim for loss of consortium against the at-fault party.
We Don’t Settle for Less. Neither Should You.™
You are in the driver’s seat on your road to justice. Just think of Montick as your GPS.
We always answer your calls, keep you in the loop, and never make crucial decisions without your input. You don’t have to do this alone. Call Montlick nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) to arrange a free consultation.