Big Rig Accidents
Tons of big rigs are on the road, especially in big cities like Atlanta. Crashes involving these huge tractor-trailers are often more severe than typical auto accidents. If a truck driver loses control of their big rig, it can cause devastating destruction.
If you are a big rig crash victim, you may be able to file a claim against the truck driver, the trucking company, and any other liable parties. At The Foster Firm, our skilled big rig accident lawyers in Atlanta can assess your case, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for your right to receive compensation for your damages. Reach out to us today.
Types of Big Rig Accidents in the Greater Atlanta Area
Big rigs are particularly vulnerable to accidents because truck drivers spend long periods on the road, increasing the chance that they might become drowsy or distracted. The size of the truck and the addition of a trailer make truck accidents distinct from other vehicle crashes.
The types of accidents common with big rigs include:
- Jackknife: The truck’s trailer swings out, causing the driver to lose control as the truck and trailer move in different directions and crash into nearby vehicles.
- Rollover: The driver takes a turn too sharply or jerks the wheel, causing the top-heavy big rig to fall on its side and crush anything beneath it.
- Blind spots: The driver did not see a vehicle in their blind spot and hit it when making a turn.
- Rear-end crash: The truck could not stop fast enough before crashing into the back of a stationary vehicle, or a car crashes into the back of a big rig.
No matter the type of crash, the injuries from truck accidents are generally very severe. It may take some time for the full extent of your injuries to become apparent, so it’s critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible after the crash. The trucking company’s insurance provider might try to settle right after the accident to avoid paying the actual value of the compensation you’re entitled to.
Our legal team at The Foster Firm can guide you through every step after the accident to help you build your case, calculate your damages accurately, and negotiate fair settlements with the insurance companies and liable parties.
Call The Foster Firm for Big Rig Accident Claims in Georgia
Our team at The Foster Firm has extensive experience with big rig accidents, so we know how to give our clients the best chance for a favorable outcome. Big rig drivers and trucking companies must follow the public safety regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
We know what to look for to find out if the driver or employer broke these rules, which would give you an advantage in your case. For example, the FMCSA requires breaks after a certain amount of time spent driving and bans the use of handheld devices. If evidence exists of these violations, one of our skilled attorneys will investigate to find it.
The amount you receive from damages depends on the circumstances of the accident, the extent of your injuries, and other factors. The type of compensation for loss you can pursue includes:
- Medical bills for past and future care
- Loss of wages, including future income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Our lawyers can explore all avenues of damage recovery to ensure that you get fair payment from the negligent parties. We will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf so that you can focus on healing.
Contact Us for an Experienced Big Rig Accident Lawyer in the Greater Atlanta, GA Area
Do you need a trusted big rig accident lawyer in the Greater Atlanta area? You’ll find that The Foster Firm fights aggressively for our client’s rights, and we have over a decade of experience in handling truck accident cases. Contact our attorney and the big rig accident team at 404-559-8325 in College Park and Douglasville, GA, and the surrounding areas.