Being involved in a trucking accident is often confusing and overwhelming. Victims often must deal with the impact of their injuries not only in the present but consider the future as these injuries can have life-altering effects. Pursuing a truck accident case also requires specialized legal knowledge and expertise. Marietta truck accident lawyers at The Persons Firm have this experience and have handled many wrongful death and personal injury claims arising out of accidents involving 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 throughout the State of Georgia. Victims of trucking accidents need a lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the federal trucking regulations, who understands complex insurance issues, industry practices, and electronic technology specific to large commercial vehicles. If you’ve been injured, or lost a family member, due to a serious collision involving a truck, contact The Persons Firm today to learn more about our legal services.Georgia Trucking Accidents
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and other laws govern the trucking industry in order to protect the roadways. It is often a truck driver’s or trucking company’s failure to adhere to such regulations that lead to serious accidents and the catastrophic injuries that follow. If you’ve been involved in a crash, a knowledgeable truck accident attorney in Marietta will be able to help determine what federal regulations were violated and pursue legal action accordingly. Some of the leading causes of truck collisions are:
- Failure to or improper inspection of vehicles
- Drivers speeding to make deadlines
- Improper loading of cargo
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
Truck accidents often leave victims with serious, sometimes life-altering injuries, where insurance coverage is not enough to cover the costs of treatment and beyond. In these instances, legal action is often required.Trucking Companies’ Reactions to Accidents
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. Many times, they will determine single-handedly what evidence they want to preserve. Because a trucking company has such vast resources, it is important for victims to also have a seasoned advocate like the Marietta trucking accident lawyers at The Persons Firm on their side as soon as possible.
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. Generally, personal injury and wrongful death claims in Georgia have a statute of limitation of two years from the date of a victim’s injury or death, further making time of the essence in these claims.Consult a Knowledgeable Marietta Truck Accident Lawyer
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one to a tractor-trailer collision it is important to hire an experienced trucking lawyer immediately. At The Persons Firm, we hire experts with exceptional qualifications and skills so that we can immediately begin our investigation to locate and save valuable evidence. We also make a spoliation demand on the trucking company with an exhaustive list of documents and data that must be preserved.
Our firm represents clients in Marietta as well as the surrounding areas, and offer legal services on a contingent fee basis, which means the client pays nothing unless they recover damages themselves. Please contact our office today for a free consultation regarding your trucking case, by calling (770) 424-5125, filling out our online form, or sending us an e-mail.
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