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Why You Might Need a Lawyer After a Georgia Trucking Crash

Why You Might Need a Lawyer After a Georgia Trucking Crash

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2012 > March > Why You Might Need a Lawyer After a Georgia Trucking Crash

Most people do not know that there are big differences between trucking accident cases and other motor vehicle accident cases. Not knowing those differences can be hurtful to an accident victim and his/her family. Interstate trucking is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA sets the rules and regulations of the road. When those rules get broken and a truck driver gets into an accident with another motor vehicle, the victim will almost always be the person (people) in the motor vehicle.

If you or someone you know has been in a catastrophic trucking accident here in Georgia, it is extremely important that you seek legal advice. Experienced trucking accident attorneys at The Kalka Law Group offer accident victims free consultations when they contact our office.

Here’s why you would need one of our Georgia trucking accident lawyers…

Typically, the truck company has its own insurance company and accident response team. Within an hour of the truck crash, the team of investigators is sent immediately to the accident site to be on hand for the truck company and the truck driver. Their only goal is to gather “evidence” from the scene to protect the company and driver that they represent.

As the insurance companies become more involved, the victim is seemingly edged out more and more. Larger trucking companies generally use the information pulled from the truck’s on-board computers and satellite communication systems, according to the Truck Safety Coalition. These companies do not hold this kind of information for a long period of time due to record retention policies.

An expert trucking accident attorney steps in on the victim’s behalf-

  • Using available resources to attain the same evidence that the trucking companies have.
  • Knowing the ins and outs of Georgia trucking laws
  • Taking timely and appropriate action

The trucking industry is a large part of our national commerce. Tractor-trailers transport loads of things we might not even realize. Truck drivers really do have a difficult job. However, if they neglect their responsibilities, they are likely to cause serious accidents. One out of every nine traffic fatalities involves a truck accident. And, beyond that number, there are hundreds of thousands of more people injured as the result of a truck accident.

If you are one of the many victims of a Georgia trucking accident, you can turn to The Kalka Law Group.


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