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Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer

Accidents involving semi-trucks often lead to devastating and permanently disabling injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 4,440 commercial trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2016, and there were 102,000 injury-causing crashes.

If you or a loved one suffered harm in an accident with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle, you may be able to file a claim and gain compensation from the parties responsible. The Atlanta car accident attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. have extensive experience with truck injury claims and can help you hold the responsible parties accountable. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn your legal options.

Unique Considerations for Truck Accident Cases

Crashes involving commercial motor vehicles work differently than traditional car accident claims. Truck drivers, especially those who participate in interstate trucking, must follow strict rules set forth by the FMCSA. These rules involve everything from mandated breaks to duty hours, maintenance schedules, and more.

If a truck driver or his employer breaks any of these rules, he or she may be liable for any damages that result. Successfully obtaining compensation for a semi-truck accident requires a thorough investigation into your accident and determining if any party broke FMCSA regulations.

At ChancoSchiffer P.C. we look at all the factors surrounding your truck accident, including:

  • Checking a driver’s log books to make sure they are up-to-date
  • Identifying any negligence like failing to take a break or failing to keep up on routine vehicle maintenance
  • Checking police reports, witness statements, and other forensic evidence to identify the responsible party

Who is Responsible for My Injuries?

One of the most important aspects of your truck accident case is determining the parties responsible for your Atlanta personal injuries. In truth, several parties could be guilty of negligence, and multiple defendants may share liability for your injuries. According to the FMCSA, the most common causes of truck accidents are:

  • Driver error.  A driver may commit negligence by failing to obey traffic laws or by committing a log book violation. His or her employer may also be responsible for negligent hiring or monitoring of its employees.
  • Improper vehicle maintenance. The owner of the truck may be responsible for injuries that result from improper maintenance, as could the company who completed faulty repairs.
  • Improper loading. Trucks with faulty weight distribution are more likely to jackknife and cause serious accidents. In this case, the company who loads the truck may be liable for any injuries that result.

As you can see, liability in trucking accidents can become complicated. Following a truck accident, you may have a claim against the trucking company itself, the manufacturer of the truck, or even the federal government. That’s why it’s essential to retain the services of a law firm with experience with these types of claims.

Your Georgia Truck Accident Attorney

Truck accidents involve serious injuries and possible claims against multiple defendants. The Atlanta accident attorneys at ChancoSchiffer P.C. will identify the parties responsible and demand full compensation for your injuries, pain, and suffering. Since you’ll be working with one of our experienced attorneys, not a nameless associate, you have the comfort of knowing your case will get the care and attention it deserves. Contact our office today to schedule a free case evaluation.