When a tractor trailer collides with a passenger car, the aftermath can be devastating. Injuries are often catastrophic, if not fatal. In the blink of an eye, families are turned upside down. You are faced with losing time at work and with mounting medical bills. Your vehicle has been damaged or totaled. At the J. Stein Law Firm, we provide compassionate legal care to truck accident victims throughout Georgia to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We help you navigate the claims process with confidence so that you can focus on your family.
Truck accidents are different than automobile accidents and you need a lawyer and law firm that understands those differences. The J. Stein Law Firm is that firm.
Types of injuries an Atlanta truck accident lawyer can help you with
A laden tractor trailer can weigh more than 35,000 pounds. Even when traveling at low speeds, these metal behemoths are capable of causing terrible traffic accidents. While a rear-end collision between two passenger cars may result in minor injuries, when the same accident involves an 18-wheeler, life-changing injuries may occur, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spine and back injuries
- Limb amputation
- Severe disfigurement
These types of conditions result in a permanent change to your quality of life. Further, they require life-long care and treatment. If you or someone you love suffers a catastrophic injury because of a semi-truck crash, let the J. Stein Law Firm help you obtain just compensation.
Parties at fault in a trucking accident
If you are injured in a trucking accident in Georgia, the following parties may be at fault:
- Driver — The driver may be at fault if your accident was caused by driver distraction, intoxication, speeding, reckless driving, or fatigue.
- Truck manufacturer — The vehicle manufacturer may be liable for your injuries if your accident was caused by a malfunctioning automotive component. For example, defective brakes or tires.
- Trucking company — Trucking companies must hire licensed drivers. Additionally, they must make sure their fleet is well-maintained and up to code. This includes regular inspections as well as drug tests for all drivers.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, any number of the above parties may be at fault.
Contact an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer
The J. Stein Law Firm provides truck accident victims with trusted legal counsel from start to finish. We have the knowledge and grit to tackle the toughest cases.