Trucking Accidents Attorney
We’ve all been on I-75 with tractor-trailers, and while many truck drivers are competent, there are a few that drive aggressively or recklessly, putting other motorists at risk. That type of driving resulted in the death of five young nurses in April of 2015, inspiring a proposed bill to label truck drivers as super speeders if they are traveling 10 mph over the limit.
If you’ve been involved in an accident with these large trucks, then you’ll need a seasoned lawyer to help you navigate your claim. Attorney Dean Phillips will fight for the compensation that you require to cover hospital bills, car repair, and lost wages.
You may also need to see a car wreck doctor who will document your injuries for us so we can get you the maximum settlement you deserve. Without proper documentation for a doctor, we may not be able to get you a settlement.
Big Truck Statistics
A run-in with a vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or more can result in heavy damages to both cars and people. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the number of large trucks involved injury accidents increased 21% from 2013 to 2014 and there were 128 fatalities in 2014 in Georgia alone. FMSCA lists several reasons behind these accidents:
- Experience and training of driver
- Design and manufacture of vehicle
- Highway conditions
- Weather conditions
- Tire blowout
- Driver fatigue
- Driver under the influence
The Administration also compiles data on the action or event that made the collision unavoidable designated as “Critical Events.” The following is a list of the three major events:
- “Running out of the travel lane, either into another lane or off the road”
- “Vehicle loss of control due to traveling too fast for conditions, cargo shift, vehicle systems failure, poor road conditions, or other reasons”
- “Colliding with the rear end of another vehicle in the truck’s travel lane”
Of the crashes assessed, 87% were due to driver error, and fatigue was the top reason for these errors. If you’ve become part of these statistics, then you’ll need personal injury attorney to represent you against big trucking companies and their insurance providers.
What Attorney Dean Phillips Can Do for You
Dean Phillips is an experienced lawyer who possesses the skill and knowledge required to assess your personal injury case resulting from a collision with a big truck. He will listen to your account, collect evidence, and subpoena witnesses if necessary. He will aggressively negotiate a claim on your behalf with the truck driver’s insurance company or fight for you in court. He will examine medical records, the police report, radiology records, and witness testimony. From this information, he will begin assessing the compensation you deserve to cover the expenses of doctor bills, prescriptions, vehicle repair, and lost wages.
Mr. Phillips represents people injured by large trucks in Marietta, Cobb County, Paulding County, Bartow County, Acworth, Austell, Powder Springs, Smyrna, Kennesaw and Woodstock. For a free consultation on your truck injury case, call 770-415-0933.