Within the past two decades, America has seen trucking accidents increase due to higher volumes of people on the road and trucking needs due to globalization. Trucking accidents are often more severe and fatal due to a variety of factors including momentum and height. If you have been injured due to a trucking accident, there may be a number of parties at fault.
Jenkins Utley, P.C. are the experienced trucking accident attorneys you can rely on to receive just compensation for damages suffered. Our legal team will provide a proactive, timely, and cost-effective approach to all clients injured in trucking accidents.
Who is Liable in a Trucking Accident?
A truck’s driver is usually not the only party that can be sued for damages. Other parties that may be held liable are:
- The driver’s employer
- Manufacturer of truck or parts
- Shipper or loader of cargo
Proving liability when more than one party is accountable can be overwhelming and complicated for individuals after they have been hurt due to trucking accident. Trucking companies will hire their own investigative teams, experts, and lawyers to defend themselves.
You and your family should never have to take on big companies in court. Our lawyers can navigate legal proceedings and manage all records and documents as your advocate and representative.
Proving Liability in a Trucking Accident
Federal laws govern the trucking industry, separating them from car accident cases. Federal law requires evidence to be preserved after an accident, but only for a limited time. Our lawyers will establish liability, as well as ensure no evidence is destroyed and a thorough investigation takes place.
The trucking industry also maintains that drivers operate under safe conditions. When the driver or any of the above parties fail to meet these standard safety precautions, accidents may occur. Common causes for trucking accidents include:
- Driver fatigue
- Excessive speeding
- Texting or using a cellphone while operating the truck
Jenkins Utley, P.C. is dedicated to investigating the cause of your accident. Our lawyers will work tirelessly to gather evidence, witness testimony, documentation, records, and more so that all parties responsible are held accountable.
Free Consultation From Experienced Trucking Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
Our Atlanta-based trucking accident victim attorneys have experience and knowledge needed to navigate these claims. Allow us to help you and your family during this confusing and stressful time. Contact Jenkins Utley, P.C. of Atlanta, GA for trucking accident representation and legal counsel.
Call our office to schedule a free consultation: (404) 919-7297.