Cement Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta, GA

Any motor vehicle accident can cause damage, but an accident with a cement truck, which is 20 times as heavy as the average car (up to 30,000 lbs.), can significantly increase injuries and damage. Cement truck drivers are held to high standards of safety because of the high-risk potential their heavy loads carry, so it’s important to understand your particular situation and if there was negligence at their hand or the truck company’s hand.

To become a cement truck driver, a driver must obtain a commercial driver’s license, which requires specific training. However, if they rushed through training or neglected to correctly follow commercial driving laws, the driver may be at fault.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck with a cement truck, tractor trailer or other vehicle, and suffered serious injuries, contact the legal team at Pope & Howard in Atlanta, GA. Our attorneys, led by founders Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, are skilled in helping fight large truck companies to get you the compensation you deserve for serious injuries.

Determining Responsibility in a Cement Truck Accident

For vehicle accident injuries and personal injuries, our firm follows a four-step process to establish responsibility and fault in a case. When you come in to speak with our experienced attorneys, we’ll determine the following:

Duty of Care. We’ll first establish that the trucking company and truck driver had a duty to follow the laws of the road, provide a safe environment for the cars around them by following safety standards, and perform regular maintenance of the vehicle and driver training.

Breach of Duty. This is where we’ll work to establish that the driver or truck company breached their Duty of Care by neglecting safety, training, or vehicle maintenance.

Causation. Once we’ve established breach of duty, we’ll determine if this breach of duty caused the injuries and accident.

Damages. Lastly, we’ll need to prove that the breach of duty not only caused the accident and injuries, but that these injuries were significant. These damages can include loss of income, property damage to vehicle, medical expenses due to injuries caused by the accident, emotional harm, pain and suffering, loss of future income or long-term opportunities due to injuries, and more.

Types of Injuries Caused in Cement Truck Accidents

Because of the size and weight of a cement truck, it can cause serious harm to victims in an accident. Some of the damages can include:

  • Broken bones
  • Organ damage
  • Brain injuries/damage
  • Fatalities
  • Long-term loss of income due to lasting injuries

Contact Cement Truck Accident Attorneys in Atlanta, GA

If you or someone you love has been injured due to an accident with a cement truck, we want to help you seek compensation to help cover damages, from lost wages to medical bills. No one should have to live with the pain and suffering caused by the negligence of another person or company, especially when the damages can be as significant as those caused by cement trucks.

Pope & Howard has helped so many families and individuals in Atlanta get the compensation they need to help cover their damages — and we’d love to help you. Contact us today to talk to one of our experienced attorneys: (404) 885-9999.

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