18-Wheeler Truck Accident Attorneys
Some of the most devastating truck accidents involve 18-wheeler trucks. Unfortunately, these types of tractor trailer accidents are a common occurrence, as there are more than 500,000 truck accidents on United States roads each year.
As a major business hub, Atlanta ranks as one of the top cities in the U.S. for truck traffic, making accidents between 18-wheelers and other vehicles and pedestrians even more prevalent.
The experienced truck accident lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. in Atlanta have a stellar track record fighting on behalf of 18-wheeler truck accident victims in Atlanta. These cases are often complicated, involving experts, witness testimonies, collected evidence, medical records and more. Victims need to know they can count on their legal team to help them get the compensation they deserve so they can move on with their lives.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, read on to learn more about Pope & Howard, P.C.’s experienced team and why our law practice is the best fit to help win your case.
Causes of 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
First, it’s important to understand how 18-wheeler truck accidents are caused – and why they can be a common occurrence on the roads.
Strict safety guidelines and specialized training are required for professional truck drivers responsible for driving 18-wheelers. Unfortunately, the drivers and their companies frequently put profit ahead of safety, endanger other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
Some of the most common causes of 18-wheeler truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving, such as texting while driving or using a phone while driving;
- Driver fatigue/ overworked drivers;
- Driving more than the number of hours allowed by the Federal Department of Transportation;
- Not enough experience driving a truck;
- Irresponsible or negligent behavior while driving;
- Driving while drunk or under the influence of drugs;
- Violating traffic law and the rules of the road;
- Inclement weather, such as rain, snow or ice;
- Poorly maintained trucks, such as not checking brakes regularly or failing to make proper repairs.
There are many different causes of 18-wheeler truck accidents, but if you’re hurt or know someone who has been severely injured or died as a result of a truck accident, you will want to pursue legal action. The next step is finding a legal team to help with your case.
18-Wheeler Lawsuit Process
Following an accident with an 18-wheeler truck, expenses can add up quickly. Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are just some of things you may be entitled to following your accident. Many times, insurance and trucking companies try to settle cases quickly to avoid involving lawyers.
It’s important to act immediately and contact a lawyer following your accident to begin the process. The trucking team at Pope & Howard will investigate your case, obtain witness statements and police reports, hire experts and much more to help win your case.
The lawyers and partners at Pope & Howard, P.C. began their careers by representing trucking companies, so they understand the ins and outs of 18-wheeler accidents. With years of experience as trial lawyers, Geoff Pope & Marc Howard have been fighting for justice for those who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others.
Contact 18-Wheeler Truck Accident Attorneys in Atlanta
If you are looking for an experienced 18-wheeler truck accident attorney in Atlanta, contact the professionals at Pope & Howard, P.C. Call 866-910-0642 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation at our office in Atlanta (Buckhead area).