Injured in a truck accident? A trucking accident lawyer in Atlanta can help determine who may be held liable for the injuries you sustained.
While in a lot of cases it is the driver who is responsible for a commercial truck accident, there may be others who are also at fault. For instance, if there is a problem with the truck or trailer, the owner could be considered liable.
If there were problems with the loading of cargo (overloaded or unsecured), the loader or shipper could be liable for the accident. If there was a defect in the truck’s equipment, the manufacturer could be liable.
If the driver wasn’t qualified to get behind the wheel, the trucking company who employed him or her could be responsible for the accident. In some cases, you may be able to pursue a claim against more than one party if liability can be placed with multiple individuals or companies.
A truck accident claim can be complicated enough without adding to it additional parties who may be responsible. A lawyer can help establish liability and determine the types of damages you may be entitled to seek.
In addition, a lawyer can explain the possible causes of commercial truck accidents as well as the common types of accidents. Some causes or types of accidents may see liability placed with some parties more so than others, although each case may differ from one to the next.
Seeking Help from a Trucking Accident Lawyer in Atlanta
Consult with a trucking accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law to learn if you have a valid claim. In addition, you can prepare for your consultation by ordering a copy of our FREE book, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. Don’t delay. Call today - (980) 246-2656.