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Wrongly Suffered and Injury? Let Us Fight to Maximize Your Deserved Compensation

Lawrenceville Truck Accident Lawyers

We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients

If you or your loved one was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer, 18-wheeler, delivery truck, or another large vehicle, you need a knowledgeable attorney who can help you fight for the fair recovery you are owed. These types of personal injury claims are incredibly complex, and liable parties will often go to great lengths to avoid taking responsibility and paying victims just settlements.

At Kalka & Baer LLC, we have more than 30 years of combined experience and have secured millions of dollars for injured truck accident victims throughout Georgia. Our Lawrenceville truck accident attorneys are prepared to fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Get in touch with us today for a free, confidential consultation regarding your potential claim; call (404) 907-1594.

How Truck Accidents Occur

Most truck drivers are skilled, highly trained professionals who are further regulated by state and federal laws. However, this does not mean they are immune from making mistakes or acting negligently or recklessly on the road. In fact, truck driver error is a leading cause of truck collisions.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, including eating or texting while driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Speeding, reckless driving, and/or aggressive driving
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Failing to stop at stop signs or red lights
  • Making unsafe turns, lane changes, or other driving maneuvers
  • Violating hours-of-service laws
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
  • Improper or insufficient truck maintenance
  • Dangerous driving/weather conditions
  • Defective truck parts, such as tires or brakes
  • Dangerous road design/construction

Tired Truck Drivers a Leading Cause of Accidents

Drowsy driving can affect a trucker's driving skills and lead to truck accidents in Georgia and throughout the U.S. Did you know that about 31% of heavy truck crashes are due to drowsy driving? According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), this statistic reveals that lack of sleep can play a part in reduced attention to the road and the inability to stay alert.

Truck drivers often have tight deadlines and feel that they don't need to get as much sleep as they should.

This behavior can lead to:

  • Reduced attention to the road

  • Slowed reaction times

  • Poor driving skills

  • Inability to stay alert

  • Decreased driver reflexes

  • Inability to see other vehicles

Not getting as much sleep as is required to operate a tractor-trailer can make truckers veer off the road, swerve into other lanes, jackknife, and ultimately cause serious accidents.

Sometimes, crashes are due to weather-related issues, mechanical failures, or traffic matters; however, most truck crashes are due to operator error. Drowsy driving is controllable and doesn't have to lead to car and truck crashes. When an overly tired truck driver gets behind the wheel, he puts his own life as well as the lives of all the innocent people on the road in danger.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck crash due to a negligent trucker, then you should contact a lawyer to get your questions answered. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

Who Is Liable in Trucking Accidents?

Proving liability in truck accident claims is typically much more complex than in other types of accident claims, such as car wreck and motorcycle accident cases. This is due to the number of potentially liable parties and the fact that truck drivers are operating these vehicles in the scope of their employment.

As such, trucking companies are often liable for the actions of their employees, the truck drivers. If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a truck collision, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced attorney who can help you determine who is liable for your damages. An attorney will also be able to help you pursue the maximum compensation you are owed for considerable injuries, losses, and other damages.

Contact Kalka & Baer LLC for a Complimentary Case Evaluation

Our firm is ready to put decades of collective experience on your side. We understand the unique concerns you and your family are facing, including the exorbitant cost of medical treatment for catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Reach out to our Lawrenceville truck accident lawyers today to learn more about how we can handle every aspect of your case and be the advocate you need and deserve.

Call (404) 907-1594 or contact Kalka & Baer LLC online for a complimentary case evaluation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “His knowledgeable staff is friendly and on top of everything.”

    Mike T.

  • “I appreciate everything he has done for us and enjoy working as a "team" with him throughout this process.”

    Maleeia

  • “He always responded to my calls and e-mails expeditiously”

    Denise D.

  • “The outcome of my case was more than I expected.”

    Karli

  • “Because of him, I received a much-needed surgery due to my accident.”

    Robin

  • “I always say “Everything happens for a reason.” And for all the reasons that God allowed our paths to cross, I am truly grateful.”

    Deb. H.

  • “There are no words to express how grateful I am to you both.”

    M Morgan

  • “Bryan and his law firm was available on the first phone call and took their time to answer ALL my questions.”

    Shaun B.

  • “Kalka & Baer far exceeded my expectations...and they are just the nicest people you'd want to meet.”

    Barbara R.

  • “Mr Kalka and the other members of the firm throughout my dealings with them were always well informed, courteous, helpful beyond expectations.”

    Andrew

  • “They worked diligently to resolve my issue and addressed any concerns I had in a timely manner.”

    Erika

  • “I do not give compliments or reviews normally but when someone goes way beyond the call of duty... People need to know who you are and what you can do!”

    M. Kay W.

  • “Tony and his team put together a case and helped me when no one else could I was able to get a recovery.”

    C Rabren

  • “There will never be enough words that can describe the type of lawyer, professional, confidant, and friend that Tony Kalka and Renee Smith have been thru the entire ordeal of my case.”

    Meg B.

  • “Everything was dealt with in a timely manner and I was well informed throughout the entire process.”

    Jessica

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