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Truck accidents are among the most dangerous catastrophes on the road. When large 18-wheel trucks collide with smaller passenger vehicles, the results can be deadly. Whether you were injured yourself, lost a loved one, or both, our Atlanta lawyer wants to help you.

The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown has over 30 years of experience protecting our fellow citizens from the reckless actions of truck drivers and the companies that employ them. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyer can fight on your behalf for no upfront fees while you focus on getting your life back. Call us today for a free consultation.

Our Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer Works Hard to Protect Our Clients

It is understandable if you are reluctant to bring our Atlanta truck accident attorney into your case, no matter how much you want justice or need compensation. The whole legal process can feel daunting and overwhelming. There are many challenges associated with filing an accident claim against a trucking company, and you may want to concentrate on your recovery rather than deal with legal matters.

Fortunately, this is not an either/or situation. You have options. You can take all the time you need to rebuild your life when you hire our 18-wheeler accident lawyer in Atlanta to manage your truck accident claim on your behalf. Here is how it works:

We Confront the Challenges of Truck Accident Cases for You

Truck accident cases pose unique challenges because the laws governing interstate commerce are extremely complex. For help navigating these laws, you can contact a personal injury attorney. They understand how these trucking regulations apply to your case.

You can rely on our team to properly investigate the accident and accurately assess the circumstances to determine who was responsible. We will immediately contact the trucking company to preserve vital information on the accident in their possession. We will visit the accident scene, interview eyewitnesses, and collect the police report, medical records, and all relevant documentation on your truck accident case.

The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Atlanta handles truck accident lawsuits for our clients, fighting for their right to compensation for their injuries.

We Make Sure All Truck Accident Settlement Offers Are Fair

It is the job of 18-wheeler accident attorneys like us to interact with the liable party’s insurance company on your behalf. When we do this, we:

  • Communicate with the insurer via phone, email, text, or fax—whatever is necessary
  • Minimize your direct interactions with the insurer and help you prepare for any necessary interactions (e.g., an interview about the accident)
  • Meet with the insurer’s representatives as many times as necessary to negotiate a fair deal
  • Evaluate any settlement offers the insurer makes so you can be sure they include everything you need and deserve
  • Reject unfair offers and keep negotiating until a just agreement is reached
  • Take your case to court if we feel that seeking a jury award will be more fruitful than negotiations

We Put Our Truck Accident Clients’ Needs First

As a trucking accident lawyer in Atlanta, we have seen first-hand and all too often the devastating impact of these collisions. Our entire team is committed to making the legal process as accessible and stress-free as possible by:

  • Accepting a small number of clients so that we can devote personalized attention to each and every one
  • Providing frequent updates on your case and making sure you always have the knowledge you need to make informed legal decisions
  • Forming personal relationships with our clients and making sure that their legal, medical, and emotional needs are taken care of
  • Making sure you file your case within the two-year deadline codified at O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33

Not every truck accident injury lawyer is the same. If you want a legal representative who will put you first, you want the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown.

Seeking Damages With Help From Our Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

Usually, in a serious collision involving a motor vehicle/tractor-trailer, the insurance company will retain the services of an attorney, an insurance adjuster, and an accident reconstructionist experienced in investigating wrecks. They do all of this to protect the insurer’s own interests and to defeat the claims of injured truck accident victims or significantly reduce their value.

How can you go up against such a powerful and determined opponent? Victims of truck accidents can hire truck accident lawyers of their own to defend their right to fair compensation for their injuries.

Compensation for Physical and Emotional Truck Accident Injuries

Truck accidents are unexpected and traumatizing events. Being hit by a commercial vehicle can cause scars, both physical and psychological—all of which could have been avoided if the negligent party had exercised a little more caution.

Our 18-wheeler truck accident attorney has won millions of dollars for truck accident victims. Our legal team understands that your physical and emotional injuries have cost you, and you deserve financial compensation to recover. We can seek appropriate damages for the following:

  • Pain and suffering, including physical and emotional injury symptoms that cause you significant distress
  • Catastrophic injuries that affect either your brain (i.e., traumatic brain injuries) or body (e.g., paralysis or nerve damage)
  • Reduced quality of life, if you find it difficult or impossible to engage in tasks or hobbies that were once easy for you

Compensation for Financial Truck Accident Losses

Your family relies on you to help make ends meet. If you are unable to work or if the accident generates a lot of unexpected bills, you deserve help from the at-fault party in paying for the things you need. That includes:

  • Medical care, including but not limited to hospital stays, diagnostic tests, physical therapy, and medication
  • Property damage, especially if your car was damaged or wrecked
  • Loss of wages or earning capacity, if your injuries have affected or will affect your ability to earn a living or maintain a job

What Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

Some parts of your settlement may be easy to calculate. For example, you can look at your medical bills to see how much you have spent on treatment so far. Other parts may be more complex if, say, you will need treatment for years to come or if you suffered physical pain that is not so easy to quantify.

The Atlanta truck accident lawyer at our firm can help you calculate exactly how much you deserve. This way, you do not risk running out of money or allowing the insurance company to shortchange you.

Our Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer Can Uncover Your Crash’s Cause

When a semi-truck driver’s negligence causes a serious wreck on the road, it can be deadly. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported that, in 2021, 5,904 large trucks and buses were in fatal accidents, and another 119,000 were involved in injury crashes.

In all too many cases like this, the collision could have been avoided entirely if the driver had not behaved negligently, and our stance is the trucking companies are responsible for the drivers they employ.

Common causes of truck accidents nationwide include:

  • Drowsy driving: Driver fatigue is very dangerous for everyone on the road. If a truck driver is too tired to think properly, they could make bad decisions or even fall asleep at the wheel, causing the truck to drift out of its lane and crash.
  • Intoxicated driving: When you think of a driver on drugs, you might immediately think of alcohol. While this can happen, any type of intoxicating or mind-altering substance, from prescription medication to marijuana, can lead to an accident.
  • Poorly loaded trucks: If the cargo loaders are careless, they could allow overloaded trucks on the road, or falling debris from trucks could create an unexpected hazard for other drivers.
  • Speeding: Per the FMCSA report, speeding was the most common single cause of large truck accidents. When truck drivers go too fast, they may miss hazards on the road or have insufficient time to stop before hitting someone else.

When Trucking Companies Cause Truck Accidents in Georgia

Truck driver negligence is a very common cause of truck crashes, but the trucking company is responsible and, therefore, owes you damages.

Let our 18-wheeler accident attorney in Atlanta investigate your case to see if the trucking company made things worse by:

  • Engaging in negligent hiring practices, such as failing to ensure a driver had a proper license before allowing them to drive.
  • Pushing truck drivers too hard by making them work long hours with insufficient breaks. Failure to obey federal regulations regarding working hours can lead to exhausted drivers or compel drivers to resort to drugs to stay awake.
  • Failing to maintain the trucks themselves. This can lead to vehicle breakdowns or malfunctions.

Our Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Can Handle Many Types of Cases

During the course of his career, our truck accident lawyer in Atlanta, GA, has seen and dealt with various truck accident cases. The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown can fight for compensation from truck drivers, truck companies, cargo loaders, mechanics, and other liable parties on behalf of our clients.

When Looking for Truck Accident Attorneys, Consider Our Atlanta Firm

If you are injured in a vehicle accident involving a large truck, or if you lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown for a free consultation as soon as possible. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries or loss.

Our Atlanta truck accident lawyer can help you with every aspect of your personal injury claim.

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