Truck Accident Injury Lawsuit Lawyer
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous catastrophes on the road. When large 18-wheel trucks collide with smaller passenger cars, the results can be deadly. Usually, in a serious collision involving a motor vehicle/tractor-trailer, the respective insurance company will retain the services of a competent and experienced defense attorney, a qualified field adjuster and an accident reconstructionist experienced in investigating wrecks. These decisions are made to protect the interests of the insured and to defeat the claims of injured victims or significantly reduce their value. Victims of truck accidents need their own attorney to defend their rights to fair compensation for their injuries.
Truck accident cases pose unique challenges because the laws governing interstate commerce are extremely complex. Consequently, it is important that you contact a trustworthy, reputable personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. Experienced legal representation is essential to properly investigate the accident and accurately assess the circumstances to determine who was responsible. The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown in Atlanta handles truck accident lawsuits for our clients, fighting for their rights to compensation for their injuries.
Causes of Injury Truck Accidents
When a truck driver’s negligence causes a serious wreck on the road, it can be deadly. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that in 2016, 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatality accidents and another 119,000 were involved in injury crashes. Some of the accidents were able to be prevented and caused by driver negligence, including the following causes:
Dwayne Brown is an Experienced Truck Accident Litigation Lawyer!
18-wheeler cases are a specialized area of litigation that requires in-depth knowledge and experience with the following issues:
The federal motor carrier safety regulations and each corresponding states commercial drivers manuals regulates 18 wheeler drivers who drive across state lines (interstate commerce) are subject to specific and numerous guidelines that mandate the number of hours they can driver within a 7-8 day period, medical qualifications, daily inspections of vehicles, etc.
It is essential that very shortly after an 18-wheeler wreck (within 24-26 hours) that the attorney begins his/her investigation of the 18-wheeler wreck. This includes but is not limited to, having a team of qualified accident reconstruction expert(s), conspicuity expert(s), biomechanics expert(s), forensic pathologists, and telephone forensic experts. Getting information as quickly is possible can mean the difference between success and failure in 18-wheeler cases. These experts help to secure vital information from all vehicles involved in the wreck that determines how the vehicles were operated by all involved drivers days before the wreck and immediately before the wreck; determining all relevant road conditions leading up to the wreck including but not limited to visibility issues; all information from all involved drivers cell phones, social media accounts which might show distracted driving and dangerous driving habits, sending certified correspondence to all involved companies and drivers demanding that specified evidence be preserved to facilitate a thorough and complete investigation.
Our firm has over 20 years of experience in commercial 18-wheeler wrecks and has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We are a boutique firm that only takes on a limited number of cases due to our core belief that legal cases are always about people and meeting the needs of grieving families who have lost love a one due to the negligence of a commercial driver. In order to affirm our beliefs, it is important that our firm is accessible to our clients to explain every stage of their case and begin investigating the wreck without unnecessary delay as time is of the essence in 18-wheeler wrecks.
If you are injured in a vehicle accident involving a large truck or you lost a loved one in a truck accident, contact Dwayne L. Brown as soon as possible. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries or loss.