Gainesville Truck Accident Lawyer

Georgia firm represents people struck by tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles

An accident involving a large truck can be a terrifying, life-changing experience. A passenger vehicle is no match for the massive size and weight of a tractor-trailer or another type of big rig. This imbalance increases the likelihood of a severe injury. After a truck crash, victims might face additional problems as they try to obtain fair compensation from a trucking company or another potentially responsible party. The Brownell Law Office in Gainesville has successfully represented Georgia truck accident victims since 1995. Attorney William M. (Bill) Brownell, Jr. battles formidable trucking industry defendants to get injury victims the payment they need to recover from their injuries and to support their families.

Common causes of truck accidents

Achieving a favorable legal outcome in a truck accident case starts with pinpointing the factors that contributed to the crash. Frequent causes of commercial vehicle collisions include:

  • Driver error — Willful traffic violations such as speeding and unsafe lane changes can make a severe collision more likely. Failure to use properly trained and commercial-licensed drivers further increases the chances of a harmful error.
  • Poor road conditions — The larger a vehicle, the more difficult it is to maneuver through poor conditions, such as roads that are damaged or dangerous because of weather conditions.
  • Alcohol or drug use — Long hours behind the wheel sometimes leads commercial vehicle drivers to use alcohol or drugs to relieve boredom or help maintain focus. Anything that alters performance or perception is a hazard to others on the road.
  • Fatigue — Strict regulations are in place to govern truck driver activity in order to avoid fatigue. If you believe your crash was caused by drowsy vehicle operator, we will review the relevant records and the truck’s data recorder to see if the rules on rest were followed.

Our firm employs many different means to obtain the evidence needed to prove a personal injury claim arising from a truck accident, such as interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports, examining physical evidence and consulting with a crash reconstruction expert.

Injuries often associated with truck accidents

Large trucks present an increased risk of a catastrophic or fatal injury when a crash occurs. Our firm handles of full range of vehicle collision cases, including matters involving:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Wrongful death

In the case of a severe commercial vehicle accident, a suitable financial recovery may be very high. It must account for extensive medical care, time missed from work and long-term rehabilitation. In catastrophic injury cases, damages might also include compensation for in-home care, loss of a bodily function, permanent disfigurement and modifications required for the victim’s residence. Faced with paying high damages, defendants in truck accident cases often fight hard to avoid their legal responsibility. It is essential to hire a lawyer who will prepare a thorough case, proving what caused the crash as well as the physical and emotional effects that followed.

Determining liability for truck accidents

Holding all of the at-fault parties liable in a truck accident case can be challenging. The driver, the trucking company that owns the vehicle, the business that hired the truck and the manufacturer of a faulty part could all bear legal responsibility. Mr. Brownell can perform the investigation needed to identify who should pay damages.

Contact an effective Georgia truck accident attorney

The Brownell Law Office in Gainesville works to obtain fair compensation for Georgia motorists who have been hurt in collisions with large trucks and other commercial vehicles. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Brownell, please call 770-215-0184 or contact us online.