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Truck Accidents

Injured in a Truck Accident?

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Large commercial vehicles weigh 80,000 pounds or more. That is a massive amount of weight to be thrown around in an accident, which is why so many truck collisions end tragically. Drivers of passenger vehicles are much more likely to suffer serious injuries and damages in these accidents because their cars cannot withstand the force and pressure coming from such large trucks.

If you have been injured in a serious truck accident, you may be wondering where to turn. The good news is that you do not have to work through this on your own.

Our Marietta truck accident lawyers are here to provide the necessary insight and counsel you need to pursue the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other related damages.

Don't delay in contacting our firm! Fill out a free case evaluation today to get started or call us at (770) 884-6652.

What are the most common causes of accidents?

There are countless factors that could cause a serious truck accident including truck driver negligence. It is these acts of negligence that ultimately allow an individual to take legal action against a reckless truck driver.

Truck accidents are often caused by the following negligence issues:

  • Drunk or impaired driving
  • Speeding or reckless lane changing
  • Fatigue or lack of rest
  • Illegal maneuvers or driving habits
  • Distracted driving
  • Overloading or improperly packing trucks
  • Vehicle defects
  • Lack of truck maintenance

Regardless of the reason for the accident, you deserve to be properly compensated for your injuries. The Marietta truck accident attorneys at Jones & Swanson can help you down your path of recovering damages. From your medical expenses and lost wages, to loss of earning capacity and mental pain and suffering, we are here to ensure that you get the just compensation you deserve.

Truck Accident Statistics

According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a total of 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in 2018. The majority of people who died (67%) were passenger vehicle occupants at the time of these fatal truck accidents, but pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists were also affected.

When passenger vehicles collided with large trucks, 96% of fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants. Truck accidents accounted for 11% of all motor vehicle deaths in 2018. Sadly, truck accidents can happen anywhere. About 52% of fatal crashes occurred on major roadways other than interstates and freeways, 33% occurred on interstates and freeways, and 14% occurred on minor roads. Collisions were most common in the middle of the day, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., and most crashes occurred during the week. The IIHS attributes many accidents to truck braking capability and truck driver fatigue. Large trucks are also more likely to roll over, which can be fatal for everyone involved.

Local data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia shows that speeding and alcohol use are other important factors, and state law has shown that distracted driving and cell phone use contribute to roadway fatalities.

Read the section below to learn more about what causes of truck accidents.

Do I really need a lawyer for my case?

Trucking companies and drivers are subject to federal and state regulations designed to help keep our roads safer given the significant threat posed by such large vehicles. This also means that trucking companies make sure to have a team of experienced lawyers on their side to protect them from any liability in case of an accident.

For this reason, truck accidents require the commitment and expertise of an experienced attorney. Without seasoned legal counsel on your side, you will be up against a tough and unrelenting team of hardened truck and insurance company attorneys all alone-- Jones & Swanson is such a firm.

When you hire us, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident gathering the necessary evidence and testimonials you need to bolster your case. With our insight and understanding of these types of cases, we are more than equipped to stand up to even the biggest companies and their legal teams.

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Reach out to our firm for counsel today!

Jones & Swanson has achieved the success needed to represent trucking accident victims across the state of Georgia. Our lawyers have proudly advocated for clients throughout the metro Atlanta area, including Marietta, Smyrna, Roswell, Woodstock, Decatur, Macon, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton and beyond.

Our Marietta truck accident injury attorneys are ready to provide needed counsel and support. We take pride in not only winning cases for those harmed due to another's negligence but also building lasting relationships with our clients in the process.

Contact us today at (770) 884-6652 to set up a free consultation!

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