Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Helping Those in Search of Answers
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our truck accident attorneys have successfully represented individuals and families who have been injured in a semi-truck or 18-wheeler collision nationwide. We have provided answers to some frequently asked questions we often receive from our clients and hope that you will find this helpful in your search for an experienced attorney to help you obtain the compensation you deserve to recover after a truck accident causes you serious injury or results in the wrongful death of a loved one.
Are semi-truck accidents different than other motor vehicle accidents?
Yes. Commercial vehicles have a unique set of rules called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that govern tractor-trailers. We know these rules and how to use them to maximize the value of your case. Motor vehicle accidents involving semi-trucks or 18-wheelers also tend to result in serious personal injury or death because of their massive size and weight — as much as 80,000 pounds.
Semi-truck owners and operators are required by law to carry much higher insurance coverage than drivers of other automobiles, making the stakes much higher than other types of motor vehicle wreck cases. Trucking cases can also be expensive to bring to trial. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we have the resources to match the trucking company's efforts to fight against your claim, dollar for dollar.
Who can be held responsible for injuring my family or me in a truck accident?
Certainly an at-fault driver may be held responsible for causing a truck wreck that results in injury to you, your family and any other passengers. In addition to the driver, his or her employer, the owner of the truck and trailer, the motor carrier, other involved drivers and in some instances the owner of the cargo being transported by the truck driver may be financially responsible for your injuries.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit after a truck accident?
Personal injury lawsuits that arise from a truck collision in Georgia must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. The statute of limitations varies for other states. You do not need to file a lawsuit the day after a truck accident, but you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure that evidence is preserved and your rights are protected.
When should I contact an attorney if I was involved in a truck accident?
As soon as possible. Trucking companies often have teams come to the scene of the accident to begin their investigation. It is important to contact an experienced trucking attorney to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and begin working on your case as soon as possible. Contact our law firm so that we can begin working on your trucking case today.
How much does it cost to speak with an attorney about my options after being injured in a truck accident?
Nothing. There is no cost to meet with an experienced Georgia-based truck accident attorney at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. Contact our firm today or to schedule a free consultation to discuss how the exceptional trial lawyers at our firm can help you fight for the justice and compensation you deserve no matter where your truck accident occurred.
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