Georgia Truck Accident Injury Lawyers | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Over 200,000 tractor-trailer and big rig wrecks occur every year in the United States. Those wrecks result in over 100,000 people suffering serious, potentially-permanent injuries in these big rig wrecks, including thousands of deaths. Our truck accident injury law firm understands the complicated safety regulations in place to keep you safe and can help determine where negligence or product failure has occurred. 

How Tractor-Trailer Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents

Tractor-trailer and big rig accidents are different from typical motor vehicle collisions involving sedans, SUVs, and other smaller vehicles. Tractor-trailers are much larger, heavier, and routinely carry hazardous substances. This means when a tractor-trailer collides with a smaller vehicle, the operator of the smaller vehicle routinely bears the brunt of the damage.  Tractor-trailer wrecks are also distinct because of the array of laws and regulations that apply. Truck operators must follow many rules set by the FMCSA. These rules set the maximum number of hours a trucker may work in a day and a week, as well as establish rules for cargo loading and truck maintenance among other things. Any time a trucker violates the rules, this creates a presumption of negligence that can make it easier for you to pursue an injury claim. You should hire an experienced truck accidnet injury law firm that knows the FMCSA rules inside and out so you can build the strongest truck accident injury case.

Why Hiring an Experienced Georgia Truck Accident Injury Law Firm Makes Sense

The more serious the big rig accident, the more important it is to have experienced legal professionals helping you get the restitution you deserve for your pain and suffering. Our truck accident injury law firm is here to help and we have decades of experience handling major personal injury cases. You have the right to pursue damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain, suffering, inconvenience
  • Emotional distress
  • Funeral expenses, lost companionship and other damages (if you lost a loved one in the wreck)

Causes of Serious Truck and Tractor-Trailer Wrecks

Tractor trailer and commercial vehicle accidents are known to be caused by a variety of factors, with most serious accidents generally being attributed to:

  • Drunk driving
  • Vehicle safety
  • Driver skill level
  • Load shift / incorrect cargo stowage
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Overloaded trailers
  • Oversize cargo

Our firm has experience handling major truck accident injury cases. If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a truck accident anywhere in Georgia, we’re here to help.

Large Cities in Georgia

  • Westminster
  • Athens
  • Atlanta
  • Macon
  • Perry
  • Dublin
  • Dalton
  • Augusta
  • Savannah
  • Geneva
  • Douglas

Major Counties in Georgia

  • Barrow County
  • Decatur County
  • Bartow County,
  • Murray County
  • Cook County
  • Fulton County
  • Wilcox County
  • Lamar County

Major Georgia Highways

Six interstate highways, including I-20, I-75, I-85, I-285, I-575, and I-675, are the primary highways used by Georgians. Since their construction in the 1960s and 1970s, Atlanta’s interstate highways have helped fuel urban sprawl, first around the northern I-285 perimeter and Interstates 75 and 85 north of the city in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In the 1980s and 1990s, growth moved toward the southern part of the perimeter, following I-20 both east and west, as well as I-75 and I-85 south.