The trucking lawyers at The Persons Firm have significant experience handling wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from collisions with tractor-trailers and large commercial vehicles. Our founding partner, Benjamin S. Persons, IV, spent the first several years of his career defending America's largest trucking companies in lawsuits across the State of Georgia. Trucking litigation is critically different than other types of motor vehicle accident litigation. Victims of trucking accidents need a lawyer that understands the federal motor carrier regulations, complex insurance issues, industry practices, and electronic technology specific to large commercial vehicles in order to have a successful and just recovery. Our firm has the experience, expertise, and resources necessary to take on the powerful trucking industry.
When a trucking collision results in death or serious injury the trucking company will usually have a team of adjusters, lawyers, and accident reconstruction engineers to the scene of the accident within hours. These response teams will begin the process of talking to law enforcement, interviewing witnesses, preserving favorable evidence and figuring out what to do about the damaging evidence. Often they will pick and choose what evidence to preserve. Certain types of evidence must be promptly preserved or lost forever, such as electronic data (electronic control modules/units and on-board computers) and roadway evidence (skid marks, yaw marks, and road gouges). Additionally, many trucking companies have policies in place to purge documents such as driver's logs, pre-trip inspections, fuel receipts, and maintenance records after a short period of time. If too much time goes by, when these crucial documents are requested they will be gone.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one to a tractor-trailer collision it is important to hire an experience trucking lawyer immediately. At The Persons Firm, we hire experts with exceptional qualifications and skills and immediately begin our investigation to locate and preserve valuable evidence. We also make a spoliation demand on the trucking company with an exhaustive list of documents and data that must be preserved.
The firm represents clients on a contingent fee basis, which means the client pays nothing unless there is a recovery. To contact us regarding your trucking case, you can call us for a free consultation at (770) 424-5125, fill out our online form, or send us an e-mail.
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