Lawrenceville, GA Lawyers Demand Accountability for Truck Accidents
Aggressive representation for injured clients against powerful defendants
Large commercial trucks moving at highway speeds have enormous destructive potential. For motorists and their passengers, there is nothing more frightening than an out-of-control 18-wheeler bearing down on them, or a jackknifed tractor trailer cutting a swath through traffic. But worse than the horror of the moment is having to live with catastrophic, life-changing injuries. At Pearson Law Group, LLC, we understand the pain that truck accident victims endure, because we’ve seen these cases up close. We also know the victims are at a great disadvantage against large carrier companies and their insurers who are committed to denying liability. If you’ve been injured in a commercial truck accident, our personal injury lawyers are determined to fight for the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Proving causation in commercial truck accidents
One of the most important elements to prove in any auto accident case is causation. Why did the crash happen? Once you know the cause, it’s easy to determine who is at fault. But, since commercial truck accidents can be complex disasters involving numerous vehicles and miles of highway, determining causation is not always easy. Our personal injury firm investigates truck accidents thoroughly, consulting with accident reconstruction experts to determine what went wrong, when, and why.
Common causes of commercial truck accidents include:
- Aggressive driving and speeding
- Brake failure
- Defective truck parts
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inattention or distraction
- Improperly loaded freight
- Passenger car interference
- Poor truck maintenance
- Unsafe road conditions
Commercial trucking is one of the most heavily regulated industries in America, precisely because big-rigs are so potentially destructive. Unfortunately, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) lacks a sufficient number of inspectors to enforce its rules effectively. The result is too many unsafe rigs and drivers on the road at any given time. This is why we are very aggressive in demanding documents from trucking companies. We examine maintenance records and driver logs to identify whether any violations occurred prior to your accident, and if those violations were linked to the accident’s cause.
Who is liable for a commercial truck accident?
Once we determine cause, we follow the trail to the responsible party. Under the legal principle of respondeat superior, which in Latin means, “Let the master answer,” the trucking company is liable for errors a driver makes while on the job. So, if a driver made an unsafe lane change, precipitating the accident, the company and its insurance company must pay compensation. Other parties who could be held liable include:
- Another driver
- Cargo loading company
- Truck maintenance company
- Truck or parts manufacturer
- Government entity responsible for designing and maintaining the roadway
Sometimes, two or more defendants can share liability. In such cases, we name all those parties in the complaint and proceed with the case against each.
Start your truck accident claim with a free case evaluation
Truck accident cases are often highly complex and difficult to prosecute. But if you’ve been injured, you can retain highly capable legal representation from the Pearson Law Group without any upfront costs. We accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees until you recover compensation through a settlement you approve or a jury verdict. Your first step is to schedule a consultation so we can go over the facts of your case.
Contact our Lawrenceville law office today for truck accident representation
If you’ve been hurt in a commercial truck accident, you can trust Pearson Law Group, LLC to pursue full compensation for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 470-809-6411 or contact our Lawrenceville office online. We are conveniently located at 16 Towne Park Drive, just off the Sugarloaf Parkway.