Georgia Truck Accident Lawyers

While truck driver negligence is certainly the cause of many accidents, it is also quite possible that the trucking company itself is also culpable. At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our truck accident investigations are comprehensive. We look at the actions of the driver as well as those of the companies that hired the driver and leased the truck.

Our Atlanta tractor-trailer company negligence law firm has represented clients across Georgia and throughout the Southeast in catastrophic and fatal truck accidents. We have experience handling commercial vehicle accident cases involving 18-wheelers, fifth-wheel tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles on Georgia roads and highways.

Don’t Let Insurance Companies Take Advantage of You

Typically, after an accident has occurred between a tractor-trailer and commercial vehicle, companies who operate large trucks seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible, limiting your recovery to medical expenses. However, you have the right to obtain compensation for your injuries after a serious accident with a tractor-trailer or other type of truck. Tractor-trailer companies will often jump into an investigation quickly following an accident involving a one of their vehicles. If you are injured, avoid a quick settlement with an insurance company — this is done rapidly to avoid expenses associated with your injuries. Before signing any papers with the insurance company, speak with an experienced personal injury attorney from our Atlanta tractor-trailer company negligence law firm. We are here to help you throughout the process and will deal assertively with insurance and trucking companies on your behalf.

Negligent Hiring of Truck Drivers

Briggs Winston What might a trucking or insurance company kept secret from you? For example, investigation may reveal that, while the truck accident was caused by the driver, that driver should not have been behind the wheel. Trucking companies are required to do background checks and should not hire drivers who have a certain number of chargeable traffic accidents in their background. Chargeable traffic accidents include accidents that are entirely the driver’s fault.

Truck companies also should do medical checks of drivers, obtaining the go-ahead from a doctor that the driver is physically capable of doing the job is essential for maximum driver safety. Trucking companies should also conduct drug screenings for new hires.

Failure to Inspect and Maintain a Semi-Truck

Semi-trucks are subject to a great deal of wear and tear. Trucking companies are required to do inspections and maintenance according to federal guidelines. A thorough investigation can reveal if a truck was not in proper working order, including conditions like:

  • Any leaks or spills
  • Non working lights and gauges
  • Steering, wheel inflation and brakes
  • Horn, four way flashers and windshield washers are in proper working order

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If you have been hurt in an accident, contact our Atlanta tractor-trailer company negligence law firm to discuss your legal options. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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Representing Georgia Accident Injury Victims

The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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