Experienced Truck Collision Attorneys Representing Clients Throughout Georgia and Nationwide
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our truck crash lawyers represent injured clients throughout the state of Georgia and nationwide because we know crashes involving semi-trucks, also called tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers, cause more catastrophic injuries and deaths than any other type of vehicle collision.
These trucks dwarf other vehicles on the road in both size and weight, leaving very little room for error or fatigue. We share the road with millions of tractor-trailers every day. And every day, hundreds of preventable truck crashes happen all over the country. When they do, it is our duty to determine who was liable for the crash — the truck driver, trucking company, another third party, or a combination of each — so injury victims or families who have lost their loved ones are not left paying for their damages out of pocket.
We know firsthand that investigating tractor-trailer crashes in Georgia and elsewhere can be complex, expensive, and time-consuming. This is true for many reasons, one of which is that transportation corporations hire experts and investigators who are present at the scene within hours — sometimes even minutes — after a crash. Those investigators speak to witnesses, and those experts gather evidence, to try to prove that the truck driver did nothing wrong, and that the crash was your fault. It is critical that you hire a lawyer as soon as possible to combat what the other side is doing.
That is why we are here. We are certain you never thought you would need a tractor-trailer collision attorney. And you were right: You need an advocate.
We have walked this path with other families and have a great reputation in the industry. We have earned our clients’ trust with hard work, frequent communication, and expertise. We can provide the same exceptional legal advice, guidance, and representation for you and your family, starting with a free case review.
Call us today to learn more. We can decide together if we are a good fit for your case, and ensure your voice is heard.
Who is Liable for Truck Collisions, Injuries, and Fatalities in Georgia?
Our Georgia tractor-trailer crash attorneys know that most 18-wheeler collisions are caused by preventable circumstances, which are often pinpointed by our law firm as negligence on behalf of the trucking company, the truck driver, another third party, or a combination of each.
When trucking companies place profits over safety, other motorists are going to get hurt.
This may include negligent practices like hiring inexperienced drivers, failing to conduct background checks on new drivers to ensure they are in good standing with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), failing to require medical, alcohol, and drug screenings, and allowing — or worse, pressuring — drivers to surpass the FMCSA Hours of Service Regulations. All too often, trucking companies place unrealistic — and sometimes almost impossible — demands on drivers, with predictable results. Drivers push beyond their limits to get the job done and remain employed, and the public is put at significant risk on our roadways.
Truck drivers may be liable for a tractor-trailer crash when their negligence directly results in a collision. That may include driver fatigue — the number one cause of semi-truck crashes in the U.S. — distraction, substance abuse, driver error, and failing to follow basic road safety rules.
Collectively, trucking companies and truck drivers must do better, and injured survivors or families who have lost their loved ones in these tragic crashes must hold them accountable. We help you do that.
Other third parties may also be liable for semi-truck crashes in Georgia. Truck and truck part manufacturers may be liable for defective semi-truck components that fail during their operation. Cargo loaders may also be held liable when the truck is overloaded or improperly loaded, leading to the truck overturning, jackknifing, or being unable to stop.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an 18-wheeler collision in Georgia, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today for help.
When our Georgia truck crash attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry say we exist to serve our clients, we take that statement very seriously. We do not use it as a marketing tool, but instead to present our law firm’s goals upfront: Striving to provide actual results for real people who have been injured by the negligence of others.
We have guided our clients and their families through the legal process with precision for over a decade and have procured record-setting verdicts for our clients — because that is what they deserve.
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Can I Pursue the Negligent Party Who Caused the Loss of My Loved One in a Georgia Semi-Truck Crash?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 439,200 large trucks were involved in police-reported traffic crashes nationwide last year. During those collisions, 4,965 people were killed. Seventy-one percent of the people killed in those large-truck crashes were occupants of other vehicles.
In cases where our fellow Georgians lose a loved one to the reckless or intentionally negligent conduct of a person or company, it is considered a wrongful death.
This means when someone is killed because of another person’s negligence — including a truck driver, trucking company, or another third party — the family of the deceased may be eligible to file legal action against the liable party to recover the damages that resulted.
In Georgia, the eligible parties who may pursue a wrongful death claim include:
Surviving spouse or children.
Decedent’s personal estate representative.
If you have questions about our eligibility to file a wrongful death claim after a semi-truck collision has taken your loved one’s life, contact our skilled Georgia tractor-trailer crash attorneys today to discuss your case.
Our Georgia Semi-Truck Crash Law Firm is Here to Help
At Ashby Thelen Lowry, we deliberately limit the number of cases we take so that we can build relationships with our clients, devote the time that their cases deserve, and make their goals our goals. Together, we have decades of experience in overseeing the most complicated, catastrophic, and meaningful cases on behalf of the most deserving clients.
We understand that suffering personal injuries or the loss of a loved one because of another person’s negligence is nothing short of life changing. We want to help you turn the page and move forward with confidence starting today, so we can start pursuing real results together.
Contact our skilled Georgia truck collision lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 or online to schedule a free consultation, so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.