Canton Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accident Cases in Georgia
Due to the massive size of the vehicle involved, trucking accidents can inflict severe injury and damage. At Hasty Pope, LLP, we fight for justice and fair compensation for the damages you or your loved one suffered as a result of the accident.
With over 150 years of combined experience, our Canton truck accident lawyers have handled countless cases and have helped clients just like you receive the settlements they deserve.
Trusted Truck Accident Lawyers in Canton, GA with Extensive Knowledge & Experience
The Aftermath of a Truck Accident
Each trucking accident is unique, and more than one party may be liable for your damage. Trucking companies and their insurance providers have legal teams working to minimize the compensation they need to pay you. Fortunately, our truck accident attorneys have the experience and confidence to take on the toughest adversaries.
Your attorney can seek action against any potentially liable party, including:
- Insurance companies
- The trucking company
- Manufacturers of defective parts
- Loading companies
The recovery period after a truck accident is often lengthy and may require extensive rehabilitation. Some accident victims never fully recover from their injuries and may suffer from permanent disability. The costs of medical care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation can be massive. Additionally, you may experience lost wages due to an inability to return to work.
When you choose to work with Hasty Pope, LLP, we will fight for compensation on your behalf so you can concentrate on rehabilitation and recovery.
Our truck accident lawyers in Canton work with a team of investigators, accident reconstructionists, economists, and medical experts to obtain a comprehensive picture of the accident, your injuries, and your damages. This allows us to aggressively advocate for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
What Are the Common Causes of Truck Accidents?
Like other motor vehicle accidents, trucking collisions are often the result of negligence. Just like automobile drivers, truck drivers are susceptible to careless and reckless behavior behind the wheel. However, truckers are not the only ones responsible for these devastating accidents.
In fact, their employers may not only be partially to blame, but they could be entirely liable for an accident if it is discovered that they acted negligently in some way. This might include things like engaging in negligent hiring practices, failing to properly train truck drivers, or turning a blind eye to hours-of-service and other industry regulation violations.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents in Georgia and throughout the United States include:
- Distracted driving
- Inexperienced truck operators
- Drunk/drugged driving
- Failure to yield
- Fatigued driving
- Hours-of-service violations
- Traffic law violations
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Overloaded trucks
- Weight restriction violations
Other factors, such as poor weather or defective road design, can also contribute to or cause a serious crash. In some cases, a third party may even be partially or wholly to blame. This could include the manufacturer or a defective truck tire or another motorist on the road.
At Hasty Pope, LLP, we know how to properly investigate truck accident claims to determine how the crash occurred and, most importantly, who is liable for your damages. We know that no amount of financial compensation can negate the losses you have endured, but a fair settlement or verdict can allow you the ability to get back on your feet and move forward with your life.
Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
Being involved in a truck accident can be a traumatic experience, and it's important to know what steps to take to protect your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Here are some important steps to take after a truck accident:
- Seek Medical Attention: Your health and well-being should be your top priority. Even if you don't think you're seriously injured, it's important to seek medical attention to rule out any hidden injuries.
- Document the Scene: If you're physically able to, gather evidence at the scene of the accident. Take photos of the vehicles involved, the damage, and any visible injuries. Also, collect contact information from any witnesses.
- Report the Accident: Contact the police and report the accident. A police report can be valuable evidence when filing a claim.
- Notify Your Insurance Company: Contact your insurance company and report the accident. Provide them with all the necessary details and cooperate fully with their investigation.
- Consult with an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney: Truck accident cases can be complex, and having a skilled attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of a successful claim. An experienced attorney can guide you through the legal process, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
Remember, time is of the essence when it comes to filing a truck accident claim. Don't delay in seeking legal representation and taking the necessary steps to protect your rights.
Effective Legal Representation on Your Side
The unique challenges that come with determining fault and assessing injuries require an attorney with experience in this area of the law, as well as an understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. Our trucking accident lawyers in Canton are experienced litigators with a proven record of success securing compensation for injured clients.
As a family-run law firm with deep roots in the Polk/Cherokee County area, we are passionate about helping members of our community take on major companies, insurance providers, and other entities. We are ready to represent you against the best interests of the trucking company.
For a free consultation, call Hasty Pope, LLP at (770) 741-1951 today.
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$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Rear-End Collision
Our client, a 49 year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck.