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How to File an Atlanta Commercial Truck Accident Lawsuit

Learn the actions to take and how to file an Atlanta commercial truck accident lawsuit

After being involved in a wreck with a commercial truck—whether there are injuries or not—making sure you know how to proceed is important. The experienced truck accident attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C., in Atlanta have helped numerous clients over the years in truck, car and personal injury lawsuits. They understand that getting in an accident with a commercial truck can be a traumatizing experience, but that getting the reparations you deserve shouldn’t be.

Commercial Truck Lawsuits: What are the First Steps?

Follow these steps to take action in a commercial truck accident lawsuit:

Call for Help After a Truck Accident

Immediately after your wreck make sure to call for help. If there are injuries, call for an ambulance; if you’ve sustained property damage (alone, or in addition to injuries) call the police to report the accident and get an official record. If possible, move your vehicles from the roadway. This will help everyone involved stay safe from oncoming traffic.

Document the Evidence at the Accident Scene

Document the scene of the crash by every means possible. Write down details and make sure to get the insurance, employment, and personal information of everyone who was involved in the crash. If there were witnesses that have stopped, get their information as well.

Providing visual proof and documenting damages is also important. Use your phone to take photos of all sides of your car and the other driver’s car/truck to show exactly what happened. This will assist in preventing “he-said-she-said” situations.

Start to Build Your Case

If you decide to sue the driver or truck company for damages, we will have to build a case. Depending on the situation, a commercial truck accident case can last any length of time, and reward amounts can vary greatly.


This is the beginning stage of your claim where all the facts are presented and accounts are gathered from all sides. The information discovered in this stage will set the tone for how your case will proceed.


A commercial truck accident can be resolved through litigation or settlement. Settlement is the official agreement between two parties that saves everyone from having to sit through court, or litigation.

Contact Experienced Atlanta Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys

The Atlanta attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C., led by partners Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, are here to help you get the legal support and representation you need and deserve in your truck accident injury lawsuit.

Contact us online or by phone at 404-885-9999 and 866-910-0642 for your free case consultation at Pope & Howard, P.C., in Atlanta, Georgia.