Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers Helping You Seek The Justice You Deserve
Individuals in passenger vehicles like a sedan, mini-van or light truck, are at a serious disadvantage if involved in a collision with a semi-truck. At up to 80,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and traveling at highway speeds, a semi driven by a careless, reckless or negligent truck driver can quickly cause serious personal injury or death to others while the at-fault driver escapes with only bruises and scratches.
As recently as 2010, 152 people were fatally injured in a truck accident in Georgia alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a truck accident, anywhere in the United States, the experienced trial attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, can help you seek the justice you deserve. We have two former law enforcement officers that work as full time investigators for our firm who are experienced at conducting investigations into truck wrecks.
After A Truck Accident, What Steps Should I Take?
As Georgia injury attorneys who have successfully handled truck accident cases on behalf of clients nationwide, we recommend that you do the following if you were involved in a collision with a semi, 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer or other big rig:
- Seek medical attention. If you or your passengers are seriously injured, call 911 and tell them you were in a truck wreck and that you or others are seriously injured.
- Call the police. Even if you were not seriously injured, you should still report the truck collision to police so that a report of the collision will be generated and initial evidence gathered before it is destroyed.
- Take pictures. Use your cell phone camera, if you have one, and take pictures of your vehicle, the semi-truck, the condition of the tires on the truck, any skid marks on the road and any other evidence of the cause or effects of the truck crash.
- Get names of any witnesses. If others stopped after the crash to check on you or your passengers, ask if they witnessed the crash. If so, ask for their name and number.
- Contact a truck accident attorney. It is imperative that key evidence, like the tractor-trailer's speed and other information on the semi-truck's black box be preserved as potential evidence for your case.
In no instance should you make any written statements to an insurance claims adjuster before speaking with an experienced semi-truck accident lawyer. You should also speak to an attorney before signing a settlement agreement or any other documentation related to your claim for coverage for injuries and property damage.
Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Holding Negligent Parties Accountable for Tractor Trailer Wrecks
If you have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident, it is important to work with an attorney who has experience handling large-truck collisions. We can deploy a team to investigate your case immediately. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we offer a free initial consultation to all truck accident victims injured anywhere in the United States. Contact us today to discuss your right to justice and to compensation after a serious truck crash.