Approximately 5,000 fatal truck accidents occur each year. The loads that these trucks carry can be in excess of 80,000 pounds with the average weight of a passenger car being 3,500 pounds. Non-fatal accidents involving tractor-trailers can be equally as devastating physically, emotionally, and financially to you.
When you have been injured in a truck accident, you have to find an attorney you can trust both personally and professionally. Attorney Kevin Patrick is an AV-Preeminent Georgia personal injury trial attorney who can get you through all aspects of a truck accident case.
A truck accident case can become incredibly complex, owing to the many parties that may be involved in the process. This can include the truck driver, trucking company, various third parties, and the insurance carriers. The goal of your Atlanta truck accident attorney is to prove what happened, in order to secure the compensation you deserve. They will do this by:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) states that there were approximately 148,000 people injured and 4,761 killed in large truck crashes during the latest reporting year nationwide. These vehicles are vital to our economy, but they can also cause extensive damage in a crash. The FMCSA says that a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds.
There are thousands of large trucks in operation in and around Atlanta on a daily basis. These trucks are the lifeblood of our economy, but accidents with these vehicles do occur on a regular basis.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration along with the Department of Transportation conducted a study that found over 60% of tractor-trailer accidents were caused by a loss of control of the vehicle and running outside of the travel lanes. These reasons along with driver fatigue, poor vehicle maintenance, and mechanical failures are the reasons that tractor-trailer accidents are some of the most severe accidents on the road.
Truck accidents can cause broken bones, paralysis, serious internal injuries, and an extreme decline in the quality of life for the victims and their families. The financial burden of hospital bills, lost wages, medical bills, and rehabilitation can drive families into financial ruin during an already difficult time. Insurance companies do not have your best interests at heart; their main goal is to settle quickly and with as little money coming out of their pockets as possible.
We understand that no settlement amount will bring your loved one back or heal the emotional and physical trauma left in the wake of this devastating event, but getting the settlement you and your family deserve can bring you peace of mind when you are seriously injured in a trucking accident.
Kevin Patrick is a seasoned attorney who will investigate every aspect of your accident and he is committed to seeing that you and your family receive fair and just compensation. Please do not hesitate to call us for a consultation.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by the negligent or careless actions of a truck driver or trucking company, seek legal assistance immediately. At Kevin Patrick Law, our Atlanta truck accident attorneys are ready to get to work on your case immediately. We will thoroughly investigate your case in order to secure the compensation you deserve. You can contact us for a free consultation by filling out our convenient online form or by calling (404) 566-5880.