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Georgia Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

Commercial motor vehicles are a part of our daily lives. Each time we enter a highway, we see tankers, delivery trucks, tractor trailers, and more. These commercial trucks are essential to Georgia’s economy, transporting goods across state lines and bringing amenities to our local communities. Unfortunately, they can also be hazardous to others on the road when they are driven in a reckless or negligent manner. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, nearly 12% of the nation’s fatal crashes involve a large truck or bus. Additionally, 7.6% of the nation’s crashes that lead to injury involve one of these commercial vehicles.

What is a Commercial Vehicle?

The FMCSA defines a commercial vehicle as any large truck weighing over 10,000 pounds or buses that can transport 10 or more people. Types of commercial vehicles include:

  • Dump trucks
  • Logging trucks
  • Tractor trailers
  • Big rigs
  • Semi-trucks
  • Tankers
  • Delivery trucks
  • Commercial buses
  • Charter buses
  • School buses

The law offices of Butler Prather LLP represent individuals and their families throughout the state of Georgia who incurred injury or lost their lives in an accident involving a commercial vehicle. We are committed to helping you achieve the best outcome in your trucking accident case, and we have the highest rate of successful appeals in the state of Georgia. This shows we’re not only committed to your case, but stand behind it 100%.

Our Commercial Truck Accident Process

Our trucking accident law firm has established an intricate network of investigators, associates, and expert contacts throughout the years. We dispatch experts to the scene on short notice, and our accident investigation team can work around the clock to establish negligence in the responsible party. We find the parties responsible for your commercial vehicle accident by seeking answers to the following questions:

  • Did the driver complete all necessary safety checks before hitting the road?
  • Did the driver and his or her employer comply with all routine maintenance?
  • Has the driver been properly trained in how to operate a commercial vehicle and when he or she should be taking breaks?
  • Did the driver have drugs or alcohol in his or her system?
  • Was the driver distracted (talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, using a navigation system, etc.)?
  • Did the driver’s employer complete a thorough background check on the driver?
  • Are the driver’s logbooks up to date and accurate?
  • Did the driver violate his or her hours of service?
  • Was the driver speeding or breaking traffic laws at the time of the crash?

The presence of any of these factors could indicate negligence on the part of either the driver or the company who employs the driver. In some cases, a third party may be to blame for the accident. An example of this would be bad tires that blew out in spite of proper maintenance. In this case, the tire manufacturer may be the legally liable party.

Experienced Georgia Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys

The Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Butler Prather LLP have helped victims of trucking accidents and their families receive compensation for injuries for almost 30 years. A personal injury settlement can help your family pay for medical bills, lost wages, and address any loss in earning capacity, as well as provide recompense for pain and suffering. We believe in making the responsible parties pay for their actions, so we’ll also pursue punitive damages if possible.

Your truck accident claim process begins with a free initial consultation. Let one of our experienced attorneys review the facts of your case and help you decide on your next steps.

Contact our firm online or call us toll free at (800) 242-2962 for a strategic review of your legal options following a commercial vehicle incident.