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Many truck drivers and other commercial drivers pass through Athens, Georgia, and the surrounding cities of WintervilleWatkinsvilleArnoldsvilleBogartHullArcade, and Jefferson on a daily basis.

Because of the sheer size and weight of semi tractor-trailers, Truck Accidents often lead to debilitating injuries and death, especially in the case of a truck and a motorcycle accident.

At the Brown Law Firm, we specialize in Tractor Trailer Accidents and are available for a Free Consultation to discuss all of your legal options.

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There are strict government regulations that trucking companies must follow regarding the operation of their rigs. This includes proper work schedules that allow for adequate rest and driver training for the safe operations of their tractor-trailers.  

When a Truck Accident results from driver negligence, the driver and trucking company can be held accountable for injuries and property damages.

WHAT ARE SOME COMMON REASONS WHY TRUCK ACCIDENTS OCCUR?

  • Violation of Highway safety Laws and Regulations
  • Improper Maintenance performed on the Semi Truck.
  • A Truck Driver who is not well-rested
  • Lack of Driver Experience

Athens GA Truck Accident Lawyer It is critical that commercial truck drivers be skilled and patient while driving if there is insufficient training provided by a company; this may lead to a serious Truck Accident. 

Often, companies have unrealistic expectations and schedules for their drivers to follow. 

Truck accidents may occur due to the system of compensation that encourages faster vehicle speeds and more hours of consecutive travel than would normally be advised.

If a Truck Accident has affected the lives of you or your family members, it is imperative you seek legal counsel from an experienced Truck Accident Lawyer who can handle your case effectively and get you the compensation you deserve.

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Our Truck Accident Law Firm will assess all possible damages resulting from your Truck Accident Injuries, including but not limited too; medical bills, loss of ability to work, pain and suffering, lost wages resulting from the inability to work, and punitive damages in some cases.

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If you or a loved one has been hurt in a Truck Accident that wasn’t the fault of your own, contact our experienced Athens Truck Accident Lawyers at The Brown Firm for free legal advice and proper representation.  

Attorney Harry Brown Jr., DC, JD is intimately familiar with the debilitating injuries a person can suffer due to a Truck Accident and will use his legal and medical experience to fight for your right to compensation.

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What Makes The Brown Firm Different 

Chiropractor And Lawyer

Harry understands client injuries like only a treating medical provider can. This experience has provided him with first-hand knowledge in effective case evaluation and handling of personal injury claims.

Customer Service

Our superior customer service is backed by a staff that truly cares about you and an attorney who has the gratitude, understanding, and compassion for your specific circumstances.

It is this unique customer service approach that sets us apart from other Personal Injury firms

Risk-Free, we don't get paid unless you get paid! 

That's right! Call today, we offer a free consultation and work on a Contingency Fee Basis! This means we represent clients at no charge unless they win their case.
Once we win the Lawsuit for our client, we then take a small percentage of the settlement amount for our legal fees. 
So, calling is RISK FREE! 

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Truly Amazing Firm

The Brown Firm is truly amazing and I have nothing but RESPECT for them all. I've never been in an accident so I didn't know where to have my expectations, Peter was awesome and reassure me that we had a winning case. When you have a team of attorneys who is working to make sure you get everything you deserve that is beyond fantastic. I am truly blessed to have had The Brown Firm representing me in my case. I recommended everyone to call them, you won't be disappointed I promise you that.

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Exceeding our Expectations

There are no words that can truly express our gratitude to the Brown Firm for guiding and exceeding our expectations in 4 Accident cases. Mr. Harry Brown personally took the time to call me, discuss strategy, confirmed my comfort on every level and extended his personal cell phone number. In all cases Mr. Brown and his team was able to secure my family with a higher settlement than anticipated. They were professional and assertive in their approach. I would highly recommend the Brown Firm to anyone in need of legal guidance with an accident.

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Makes Sure Your Case is a Priority

Mr. Peter Brown is the best Attorney he is very knowledgeable and has thoroughly reviewed and gotten reductions lower. Mrs. Fisher is his paralegal and she is very nice and professional as well and they both make sure they put their clients first. I recommend The Brown Firm as they stand for their clients and make sure your case is priority and will get in touch with you in the appropriate time of manner. If I ever need to use a personal injury attorney I will be using the Brown Firm as they make you feel like family.

Frequently Asked Questions for Truck Accident Cases

What are Common Causes of Truck Accidents?

An important part of determining negligence is finding who is at fault, but you must first examine the cause of the accident. Common causes of trucking accidents include: 

  • Improperly Maintained Vehicles
  • Tired or Fatigued Drivers
  • Distracted Driving
  • Intoxication Or Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
  • Violate safety laws, or federal regulations, such as speeding, cutting off drivers, and making incorrect turns  
  • Unrealistic schedules 
  • Improperly loaded or overloaded trucks 
  • Unqualified drivers or lack of training 
  • Dangerous weather conditions

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the most commonly cited cause of truck accidents is due to driver error. Drivers of large trucks are ten times more likely to cause trucking or auto accidents than other factors, such as weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance. The FMCSA study also examined factors that cause truck drivers to make errors such as the use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, speeding, fatigue, inattention, distractions, work environment, and unfamiliarity of the road.   

Operating a semi-truck is a big responsibility.  Failing to operate it safely can lead to auto accidents that can cause massive amounts of damage physically and financially due to lost wages from missing work. 

If you've been in a truck wreck, you need to speak to our Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyers.  We will set up an initial consultation and answer any questions you may have about your accident with the commercial vehicle. 

We'll make sure that you'll get fair compensation from the trucking company responsible to help with the physical and financial damages you've faced. 

 How Much Does a Truck Accident Lawyer Cost?

If you are involved in a truck accident, the type of attorney you can hire to represent you is called a Personal Injury Attorney. They specialize in helping the victims of accidents caused by someone else's negligence get financial compensation.

Thankfully, these attorneys work on what is called a Contingency Fee Basis. A Contingency Fee Basis means that you do not pay any legal fees upfront, and your attorneys only collect a fee in the form of a small percentage of your final settlement.

What Should I Do if I am Involved In an Accident with a Semi-Truck?

If you are involved in an accident with a Semi-Truck, if you are physically able to do so, there are some steps that you should take that can help get you through the experience as smoothly as possible.

First, Call the Athens Police. Contacting the authorities is important to make sure that everyone who needs medical treatment gets the medical care needed, and formally documenting the accident in case you have to file a truck accident claim.

Write down the officer's name and badge number and request that you also receive a copy of any police reports documenting the tractor-trailer wreck. 

Usually, truck accidents cause more severe injuries, suffering, and property damage, leading to larger settlement amounts. Getting an accurate police report from the authorities is a crucial piece of evidence that will be used to prove fault in your accident and make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Second, Gather Evidence. If you can, you should gather as much evidence from the scene of the accident as possible. The important pieces of evidence you should try and get include:

  • Pictures of damage to all the vehicles and Injuries
  • Drivers Credentials
  • Police Report
  • Witness Statements
  • License Plate and Serial Numbers

By gathering relevant evidence, you strengthen the potential lawsuit you may have, potentially leading to a larger financial settlement.

Third, Contact our Truck Accident Law Firm. Semi-Truck Accident cases can become incredibly complex due to catastrophic injuries, damage, expenses, and the number of parties that could be held responsible.

Speaking with our Truck Accident Law Firm early on can prevent you from making any mistakes or leaving out any details that could negatively impact your case. By relying on the expertise of your legal representative, you ensure your legal rights are protected (especially if there is a wrongful death due to driver negligence) and get the maximum compensation possible

Do Truck Drivers Have to Follow Different Laws When Driving?

Yes.

Truck Drivers and Trucking Companies have stricter Guidelines that they must follow when operating their vehicles. These guidelines are written out in both Federal and State level mandates. If a Driver or Company is in violation of any of these guidelines, they can be fined or lose their license.

Some of the different concepts that are covered in these guidelines include:

  • Hours of Service
  • Securing Loads
  • Weight Limit
  • Maintenance Schedule
  • Drug Testing
  • Driver Physical Exams

If it is determined that a company or driver was in violation of any of these laws, it can mean a larger settlement when it comes to your accident injury settlement.

I Keep Getting Calls from Insurance Companies, What should I Tell Them?

If you are contacted by an Insurance Company after your accident, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING to them until after you have spoken with a Truck Accident Attorney. Insurance company's goals are to minimize the amount that they have to pay out in a settlement due to an accident.

Anything that you say to them over the phone regarding your accident can be used by them to argue that your medical bills aren't related to the accident, and they should not have to pay the amount of compensation that you deserve.

An experienced Georgia Truck Accident Law Firm will inform you of exactly what you can and cannot say to the insurance company, or may just deal with them directly. Following their instruction is vital to protecting the value of your case, and making sure you are compensated for the medical expenses you experienced due to this tractor-trailer accident. 

What if My Big-Rig Accident Was Months Ago?

Although the sooner you act the better off you will be, just because you made the mistake of waiting to act after an accident does not mean that all is lost.

States have what is called a Statute of Limitations which provides a timeframe for which a legal claim must be filed after an accident.

In Georgia, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of the accident. However, even though you are given a two-year window for which to act, cases are usually stronger and have larger awarded settlements the sooner they are filed.

If you have any questions about your tractor-trailer accident, contact our Truck Accident Law Firm today.  We fight for our clients and will make sure you get the maximum compensation possible. 

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