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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 WinstonWhat 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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Experience. Reputation. Passion.
-That is what sets Winston Briggs and the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm apart.
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 150 jury trials in his 25 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.
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 150 jury trials in his 25 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.
Representing Georgia Accident Injury Victims
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Other Personal Injury
Bicycle Accidents
Truck Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Slip & Fall Injuries
Wrongful Death
“My husband died in a terrible trucking accident, leaving me a widow and my son without a father. The trucking company (that killed my husband) initially refused to accept responsibility for my husband’s death. I hired Winston Briggs and turned everything over to him. During this very difficult time, Winston took total control of the case and filed suit in federal court in Virginia.
Mary Ann Garrarde, Atlanta, GA
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Cyclist Tom Erdmanczyk, Roswell, GA
I sustained injuries when I was hit by a car riding my bicycle. The driver contended I was at fault for the collision. In researching attorneys, W. Winston Briggs came highly recommended as a personal injury trial attorney. I hired Mr. Briggs and his firm took over my case.
Cyclist Bruce Fernald, Atlanta, GA
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.
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