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At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia trucking accident attorneys hold trucking companies accountable when their carelessness results in catastrophic and fatal collisions.

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ATLANTA Truck Accident Lawyers

Commercial vehicles are a part of our everyday lives. Each time we merge onto the highway, we see semi-trucks, big rigs, and other large vehicles. These trucks are an essential part of our economy, moving goods from place to place and making sure our communities have the resources to thrive. Unfortunately, these vehicles can also be dangerous.

Truck drivers spend hours on the road, for days at a time, and sometimes weeks on end. As a result, trucks and their drivers wear down, increasing the chances of a catastrophic incident on the road. If you or someone you love sustained injury as the result of a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A trucking injury settlement will help you pay for medical bills, compensate for lost wages, and give your family recompense for pain and suffering.

Trucking accidents often lead to serious and debilitating injury or death. Know your legal options in the event of a crash with a commercial vehicle.

Regulations for Truck Drivers

Truck drivers and the companies who employ them are required to follow certain regulations set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is a federal government agency that determines proper guidelines for truck weight, driver hours, maintenance schedules, and other appropriate safety measures. If a driver or his or her employer violates any of these rules, there can be severe consequences both in the employer’s pockets and on the road. If you’re injured as a result of a driver’s or company’s negligence, the trucking accident lawyers at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP will hold them accountable.

Better Experience, Better Results

Before hiring any law firm, look at their track record of experience and success. Only then will you know if your attorney is prepared to take on your case. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP have extensive experience in trucking accident law. We handle complex cases and are dedicated to helping our clients reach the best outcome possible, whether it’s by settlement or by going to trial.

Our results set us apart.Our hard work and dedication has led to favorable verdicts for our clients, including:Our results set us apart. Our hard work and dedication has led to favorable verdicts for our clients, including:

  • Five verdicts with judgements in excess of $100 million
  • More verdicts in excess of $10 million than any other firm in Georgia
  • The best record for bad tire cases in Georgia

While we’ve won big verdicts for our trucking accident clients over the years, we also back them up. No other firm in Georgia has a better appeal record than Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. We’re fully committed to every case we take, and we won’t stop working until we achieve the best possible result.

Your Trucking Accident Attorneys

Commercial vehicles can create hazards for other drivers on the roadway. Trucks travel thousands of miles and spend many hours on the road for days at a time, which requires stringent maintenance to avoid malfunctioning. Truck drivers also log long hours, spending days or weeks at a time behind the wheel with minimal rest while delivering goods across the country. These drivers must also follow rules set forth by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). Despite these regulations, the FMSCA reports:

  • Approximately 464,000 commercial trucks undergoing roadside inspections in 2016 were found to be in violation of one or more rules.
  • Nearly 161,000 drivers had serious violations upon roadside inspection.

Why choose us

Trusted

The only plaintiff's law firm in Georgia that has litigated in 33 states

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Defendants and insurance companies know us and know our reputation

Reputable

We have set records and broken our own records

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At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we believe that experience drives results.

Our firm has a history of winning major settlements and court judgements for victims of trucking accidents and their families. If you’ve been in an accident involving a big rig, semi-truck, dump truck, or other commercial vehicle, contact us to discuss your legal options.

Truck drivers and the companies who employ them have an obligation to keep you safe on the road. If you incurred serious injury as the result of a negligent driver, contact us for a free initial consultation. We’re committed to holding the negligent parties responsible and helping your family find the financial security to heal. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis, so you’ll only pay if we win a settlement or judgement on your behalf.

“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

$45M

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Wrongful Death

Two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned slammed into the rear of their vehicles...

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Two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned slammed into the rear of their vehicles...

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“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

“They worked with me throughout the years I was with this case. They take everything to heart. They really do work very well with you, and whatever your decisions are, they stand by them. They're just a great firm and I would recommend them to anybody.”

Bert Jessmon

tractor trailer/catastrophic personal injury

$45M

Wrongful Death

Two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned slammed into the rear of their vehicles...

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$45M

Wrongful Death

Two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned slammed into the rear of their vehicles...

READ MORE

$45M

Wrongful Death

Two vehicles, were on the way to a hospital in Savannah, Georgia for clinical training when a tractor-trailer owned slammed into the rear of their vehicles...

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TRUCK ACCIDENTS SPECIALITY

No one should have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence, and you should not have to settle for less than full compensation and justice for your injuries. To discuss your case with one of our trucking accident attorneys, contact us today.

Commercial truck drivers and the companies who employ them have an obligation to follow protocols and to put safety first. If they fail in this obligation, the attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP will hold them accountable for their negligence, especially if it led to catastrophic or fatal injury. Our experienced trucking accident attorneys handle all types of commercial trucking collisions, including:

  • Tractor trailer accidents. Our firm will work to hold the negligent party responsible and provide you with financial security. This applies to not only trucking companies and their employees, but also the manufacturers of malfunctioning equipment or even governmental agencies.
  • Dump truck and log truck accidents. Operators of log trucks and dump trucks must adhere to strict safety regulations. We help victims of log or dump truck wrecks receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering associated with the accident.
  • Commercial vehicle accidents. Semis and big rigs aren’t the only dangers on the road. Our truck accident attorneys also handle cases involving delivery trucks, government vehicles, tankers, and more.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

When we take on a trucking accident case, we work tirelessly to find the source of the negligence and preserve evidence for court. In our years of practicing truck accident law, we’ve identified several common causes for severe and fatal truck accidents:

  • Commercial rules violations. The FMSCA protects the public from trucking incidents by setting regulations for maintenance and logged hours. When a trucking company or its employees violate these standards, disaster can result.
  • Commercial rules violations. The FMSCA protects the public from trucking incidents by setting regulations for maintenance and logged hours. When a trucking company or its employees violate these standards, disaster can result. Negligent hiring. Employers of truck drivers have an obligation to thoroughly vet and investigate every employee, from his or her driving history to any record of substance abuse. When a company fails to investigate its drivers, it may be legally liable when a driver’s negligent actions lead to injury.
  • Inadequate truck maintenance. Commercial drivers and their employees have strict legal responsibilities when it comes to maintaining and inspecting vehicles. Failure to adhere to these responsibilities is considered negligence.
  • Lack of training. Truck companies are responsible for a driver’s training and his or her behavior on the road. Companies must adequately train and inform employees of regulations.
  • Distracted, tired, or impaired drivers. Truck drivers can cause serious accidents when they spend too many hours on the road, drive with distractions, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you or someone you love incurred serious injury or has died because of a wreck with a big rig, tractor trailer, or other commercial vehicle, contact our office for a free initial consultation.