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Truck accidents are different from an average personal injury case. The typical truck accident in Georgia can be a matter of life or death due to the weight and size inequities between trucks and the cars they often damage. If you’ve been in a truck accident and have endured serious injuries, you need to make sure you have the best possible Georgia truck accident lawyers in your corner to make sure your injuries don’t go uncompensated. Call the family of Georgia truck accident lawyers at Sawan & Sawan today for a free consultation.
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Truck Accidents in Georgia
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that truck accidents are only about 3% of motor vehicle accidents nationally. Even though they are a very small percentage, these cases cause much more harm due to their size and weight. A tractor-trailer weighs between 12,100 and 80,000 pounds. That is about 25 times more than the average car. At 65 mph on the freeway, they are harder to stop and even more dangerous to small passenger automobiles. Once attempting to stop, they are tougher to maneuver due to their size and mass. Weather and poor road conditions can also affect their maneuverability. Because of their characteristics, they generally result in devastating injuries to automobile occupants. Injuries such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, disfigurement, and amputation are just a few of the serious injuries. In addition, these types of accidents also result in many multiple wrongful deaths.
Trucking Companies and Employees
The trucking companies themselves can be held liable under theories of vicarious liability or “respondeat superior.” These potential claims allow a trucking company to be liable for the wrongdoing of the employee even if the company did nothing wrong. The employee’s conduct, however, must be in the course and scope of their employment. Trucking companies owe a duty to automobile occupants to properly train and supervise their truck drivers. This would include making sure there are no falsification records to their log books or resting hours.This type of breach of their duties would create direct liability for the trucking companies.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After a Truck Accident?
As you can see, these regulations are very specific and a violation of any part of them can be part of the complaint. In addition, common negligence is also available as well as indirect liability of the trucking companies. Due to these potential claims a trucking attorney who specializes in these types of claims is essential. Usually the initial consultation is without a fee. That gives you the ability to meet an attorney and learn of all your options.
We offer completely free, no pressure initial consultations – and are happy to do so via video conferencing for your convenience. Having helped countless victims of negligence, we know that your life is completely turned upside down after an unexpected injury. Because of this, we understand that your financial condition may not be sufficient to afford the up front cost of aggressive representation. Our family of lawyers is fair, flexible and transparent with payment – and we will work with any situation. We are here to help, and that starts with you reaching out.
How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Charge?
It’s simple – at Sawan & Sawan, if we are unable to obtain compensation for you – we don’t get paid any fee. That’s the Sawan & Sawan no fee guarantee. Not. a. penny. Our family of lawyers believes in shared success. We fight tirelessly to obtain compensation for you, which is why we are so confident in our no-fee guarantee. We believe that results matter – so we put our money where our mouth is.
Dennis P. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Georgia
Christopher A. Sawan
Licensed in Ohio and Michigan
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