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Atlanta
Truck Accident Lawyer

The Simon Law Firm has offices in Atlanta and throughout Georgia focusing on helping families with serious injuries related to truck and commercial vehicle accidents. We listen to you to make sure we are accomplishing your goals. Over 30% of our cases are commercial truck injuries.

Trucking Accident Lawyers Serving Victims In And Around Atlanta, GA

In the United States, reports indicate that approximately 70% of all goods are transported by trucks and commercial vehicles. This widespread reliance on trucks comes with inherent risks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the annual occurrence of truck-related accidents reaches into the hundreds of thousands. For individuals who find themselves victims of truck or commercial vehicle wrecks, seeking justice and fair compensation becomes paramount. In such situations, the guidance and expertise of experienced legal professionals, such as our Atlanta truck accident attorneys, become essential to navigate the complexities of the legal system and ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve.

Truck Accident Claims Are Significantly Different

Trucking accident cases present a unique set of challenges due to the intricate network of Federal Regulations overseeing driver hours, vehicle maintenance, and inspection protocols. Moreover, modern tractor-trailers are equipped with sophisticated computer systems that monitor throttle and braking mechanisms, necessitating data retrieval post-crash. Major trucking companies, such as Scheider, Werner, Knight Transportation, or UPS, are quick to deploy legal teams in the aftermath of a severe accident to secure favorable evidence.

Our Atlanta car accident lawyer possesses specialized training from insurance companies, equipping him with insights into the defense strategies employed by trucking companies. If we take on your case, our immediate focus is on investigating the accident thoroughly which involves gathering essential documents like police reports and medical records, conducting witness interviews, and ensuring all necessary paperwork is filed promptly. Acting swiftly is key to building a strong case that can make a significant difference in the outcome.

Let us give you a real-life example; in 2016 a young man called us from Detroit. He had been a victim in a terrible crash as a passenger in a tractor-trailer that crashed in the mountains near Chattanooga, TN. The trucking company denied all claims and said that the driver only crashed because of the roadway design. Our client had over $400,000 in medical bills from several surgeries yet the insurance company would not even offer the medical bill totals. We downloaded the ECM on the tractor-trailer and immediately filed a lawsuit. We pulled all of the electronic tracking records including the satellite pings from the truck’s Qualcomm unit and were able to develop evidence that proved that not only was the driver speeding downhill through the mountains but that the safety director got tired of getting automated email warnings about this driver speeding so HE TURNED THEM OFF! This damaging evidence completely turned the case around and they ultimately paid over $2,000,000 at a mediation.

Common Causes Of Atlanta Commercial Truck Accidents

Most truck drivers are skilled, polite, and cautious. However, accidents can still occur, either accidentally or due to carelessness. Tractor-trailer accidents can occur due to a combination of various factors, often involving the interaction of the vehicle, the driver, and the environment. Factors that contribute to tractor-trailer accidents:

  • Driver fatigue – Long hours on the road can lead to fatigue, impairing a driver’s ability to concentrate and react quickly. Inadequate rest breaks and irregular sleep patterns can exacerbate fatigue.
  • Failure to maintain their lane – Commercial truck drivers are trained to observe their blind spots and yet time and again they merge into the same lane as a passenger vehicle, causing damaging collisions.
  • Vehicle maintenance issues – Faulty equipment doubles the chance that a truck will be involved in an accident involving substantial property damage or injury, according to the IIHS. Defective brakes and steering contribute to safety risks.
  • Distracted driving – Use of mobile phones, navigation systems, or other distractions diverts a driver’s attention from the road.
  • Driving impaired – Although truck drivers are subject to regular drug and alcohol screening, this does not completely rule out truckers driving while under the influence. There is the added possibility that there are other impaired drivers on the road – a bad combination in even the best of circumstances.
  • Aggressive drivers – Aggressive driving from both truck drivers and other road users can lead to dangerous situations. Commercial trucks have slower response times when it comes to trying to correct their own aggressive driving or battle another vehicle’s poor driving practices. This is especially true when braking, returning to their own lane or swerving to avoid a collision with another vehicle or something on the road.

The process of proving negligence in trucking accidents involves unraveling a complex web of factors, and while it may initially seem straightforward, it often presents challenges. The responsibility for a trucking accident isn’t always easily pinpointed, as multiple parties could be involved. It might be the driver, the trucking company, someone who loaded the cargo incorrectly, or even government agencies if the road conditions were unsafe and not properly warned to the public.

Common Causes Of Atlanta Commercial Truck Accidents

Most truck drivers are skilled, polite, and cautious. However, accidents can still occur, either accidentally or due to carelessness. Tractor-trailer accidents can occur due to a combination of various factors, often involving the interaction of the vehicle, the driver, and the environment. Factors that contribute to tractor-trailer accidents:

  • Driver fatigue – Long hours on the road can lead to fatigue, impairing a driver’s ability to concentrate and react quickly. Inadequate rest breaks and irregular sleep patterns can exacerbate fatigue.
  • Failure to maintain their lane – Commercial truck drivers are trained to observe their blind spots and yet time and again they merge into the same lane as a passenger vehicle, causing damaging collisions.
  • Vehicle maintenance issues – Faulty equipment doubles the chance that a truck will be involved in an accident involving substantial property damage or injury, according to the IIHS. Defective brakes and steering contribute to safety risks.
  • Distracted driving – Use of mobile phones, navigation systems, or other distractions diverts a driver’s attention from the road.
  • Driving impaired – Although truck drivers are subject to regular drug and alcohol screening, this does not completely rule out truckers driving while under the influence. There is the added possibility that there are other impaired drivers on the road – a bad combination in even the best of circumstances.
  • Aggressive drivers – Aggressive driving from both truck drivers and other road users can lead to dangerous situations. Commercial trucks have slower response times when it comes to trying to correct their own aggressive driving or battle another vehicle’s poor driving practices. This is especially true when braking, returning to their own lane or swerving to avoid a collision with another vehicle or something on the road.

The process of proving negligence in trucking accidents involves unraveling a complex web of factors, and while it may initially seem straightforward, it often presents challenges. The responsibility for a trucking accident isn’t always easily pinpointed, as multiple parties could be involved. It might be the driver, the trucking company, someone who loaded the cargo incorrectly, or even government agencies if the road conditions were unsafe and not properly warned to the public.

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I originally contacted the Simon Law firm based on the great reviews I read when searching for a lawyer to handle my case after a car accident. Let me just say that I am happy I found this firm and can attest to the fact that my experience with both Tyler and Laynie has been nothing short of amazing.

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If you want an honest, down-to-earth attorney whose main concern is your well-being, Attorney Simon is the best. His whole team is very professional and thorough. They communicate and guide you through the whole process. They treat you as if you were family and always operate in your best interest.

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Chris is an outstanding lawyer who is honest, hard-working and an overall great human being. I highly recommend him.

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Mr. Simon has excellent client service and will treat you with respect. Prior to working with him, I had a very bad experience with my former attorney, so was thrilled when I found Chris! He and his staff are always available to help and answer questions you have about the process. I would highly recommend his services, you will not be disappointed!

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"I recommend him for auto accidents, wrongful death, and other injuries…"

Chris Simon has been a great injury attorney for Atlanta clients of mine with personal injury claims in addition to their workers’ comp claims. I recommend him for auto accidents, wrongful death, and other injury or accident claims in Georgia.

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We listen to your concerns and make sure you know all of the options before you make a decision on your case.

Why Choose Our Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyer?

  • Regardless of the size of the trucking accident case, he treats each client with respect, compassion, and dignity.
  • He provides extraordinary customer service when handling your case. He keeps an open line of communication with his clients and works quickly to resolve the case.
  • He works on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay legal fees unless he wins your case.
  • He has years of experience with commercial truck accident litigation and knowledge of industry-specific trucking laws and regulations.

More Information About Our Team of Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

Christopher Simon

  • 25 Years of Injury and Wrongful Death Trial Experience
  • Former Insurance Company Lawyer for: USAA, Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Great West, and others
  • Super Lawyers Selection 2009-2022
  • Selected as a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by Super Lawyers every year from 2014-2018

Harrison Spires

  • Firm Partner
  • 11 Years of Trial Experience
  • Former Insurance Company Lawyer for Trucking Companies
  • 2018-2022 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Tyler Bridgers

  • Firm Partner
  • 10 Years of Trial Experience
  • 2020-22 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Meet In Person With An Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney Today

If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, it is crucial to understand that you may have legal avenues to pursue compensation for various aspects of the harm you've suffered. You may be entitled to reimbursement for your medical treatment, encompassing both current expenses and any anticipated future medical costs arising from the accident. Property damage resulting from the truck accident is another aspect that can be considered for compensation. This may involve repair or replacement costs for your vehicle and any other property damaged during the incident.

In cases involving trucking accidents, it is essential to establish negligence and adhere to the legal statute of limitations, the deadline for filing your claim. Our proficient and compassionate legal team is here to assist you precisely when you require it. Dealing with injuries from an accident is inherently stressful. Allow us to alleviate some of your burdens, enabling you to focus on your recovery and the process of getting your life back on track.

We offer free, confidential initial consultations. Don’t delay! Call our Atlanta truck accident attorneys or fill out our convenient online form today.

Recent Case Results

$9,000,000
CAR ACCIDENT

For two clients badly hurt in a tractor-trailer accident.

$9,000,000
WRONGFUL DEATH
TRUCKING ACCIDENT

On dash camera t-bone collision taking the life of a car sales lady in the prime of her life.

$5,750,000
CAR ACCIDENT

For a client badly injured in a tractor-trailer accident.

$350,000
PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT

$350,000 for a pedestrian with rotator cuff surgery and meniscal surgery to the knee involving Cotton State Insurance.