What To Do when A Fatal Truck Accident Brings Tragedy To Your Family
The number of miles logged each year by truck drivers equate to an average of over 130,000 trucks traveling from coast to coast every day, carrying loads up to 80 tons, on the same rural roads, city streets, highways and interstates that the rest of us travel in our own, much smaller, passenger cars, trucks and SUVs.
In 2010 alone, 5000 people were killed in large truck crashes. If you have lost a loved one to a fatal truck crash, the Georgia-based law firm of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP can help provide answers and fight for full compensation for your losses through a wrongful death lawsuit. We have handled tractor-trailer cases all across the United States. Contact our law office online to schedule a no-cost consultation.
Truck Accidents Are Complex. You Deserve An Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer.
In any fatal accident involving a semi-truck, 18-wheeler or other large truck, it is important to fully investigate the cause of the crash. Common causes of serious truck crashes include:
- Poor maintenance , including defective braking systems
- Fatigued drivers who have driven beyond their allowed number of hours behind the wheel
- Drunk, drugged or distracted commercial drivers
- Poorly trained drivers who do not know how to safely operate a big rig
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have the resources to dispatch an investigation team to a fatal truck accident anywhere in the United States on very short notice. Our team of experts includes an accident reconstructionist who will help us understand how your loved one was killed in a serious truck crash and allow us to hold the right person or business responsible for a wrongful death. The trucking companies will dispatch teams to the wreck site as soon as possible---so should you.
If a member of your family was killed in a serious truck accident, it is likely that you will be approached by the trucking company's own investigators and insurance agents. It is always in your best interest to seek legal advice and representation from a truck accident lawyer who is not affiliated with the trucking company before you settle your claims for less than you deserve. Contact our firm to learn about your rights before signing any paperwork from a truck company.
Pursuing A Wrongful Death Truck Accident Case
Our Georgia-based law firm has helped families obtain substantial recoveries after a fatal commercial vehicle accident. If you have questions about pursuing a wrongful death case against a truck driver, trucking company or truck owner/operator, contact our law firm online or at 800-213-5343.