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Injury Victims Since 1977

Experienced Support For Truck Accident Victims

There’s a world of difference between a car accident and a truck accident when it comes time to sue the driver at fault. The severity of the injuries that typically result from a trucking wreck usually means that you won’t be looking at a $30,000 or $75,000 claim – you might need hundreds of thousands of dollars to support your family through a long recovery, or millions to help you adapt to a permanent disability.

For experienced representation in a Georgia truck accident case, call a lawyer who knows how to handle the special demands of personal injury litigation against a corporate defendant. Contact our firm, Wells and McElwee P.C., in Athens for a free consultation.

Our Attention To Detail In Your Damages Claim Can Make All The Difference

In truck accident cases, the challenge is not so much finding the insurance coverage you need to cover a major claim for damages. Instead, it’s to demonstrate your future losses of income, medical expenses and quality of life in sufficient detail. A carefully developed and documented damages claim can help you both in settlement negotiations and in front of a jury. Our experience with high-stakes personal injury litigation can make the critical difference in the outcome of your truck accident case.

We represent truck accident survivors and the families of people killed in accidents ranging from a commercial pickup truck crash to a collision with an 18-wheeler. We can help maximize your recovery in such cases as the following:

  • 18-wheeler accidents
  • Accidents involving delivery or supply vans
  • Poultry truck accidents
  • Accidents caused by poor cargo loading or defective trailer equipment
  • Logging truck accidents
  • Farm vehicle accidents
  • Construction vehicle accidents
  • Accidents involving violations of federal safety regulations

We know how to spot the signs of unsafe trucking practices, and our ability to prove negligent driving, training, hiring, freight handling or vehicle maintenance can help establish the liability of one or more defendants.

Common Questions About Truck Accidents

Facing an injury after a truck accident can leave you with more questions than answers. Often, an accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle can mean dealing with multiple parties. Here are answers to some of the questions we get most often about truck accidents.

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Truck accidents are often caused by distracted driving, fatigue, alcohol and drugs, improper loading, poor maintenance, and unsafe driving.

Which parties can be held accountable after a truck accident?

After a truck accident, the following parties may be held accountable: the truck driver, the trucking company, the manufacturer of the truck, the shipping company, and the owner of the cargo.

What federal safety regulations are truck drivers held to?

Truck drivers are held to a number of federal safety regulations, including hours of service, speed limits, drug and alcohol testing, vehicle inspection, and seatbelts.

I was hit by a delivery truck driver. How will my case differ from other trucking accidents?

Your case may differ from other trucking accidents in that you may be able to recover damages from the delivery company. Delivery companies are often held liable for the actions of their drivers, even if the drivers are not employees of the company.

How can I get help if I’ve been in a truck accident?

If you have been in a truck accident, it is important to speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options. An attorney can help you understand your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

Truck accident injuries can vary significantly. However, it is essential to seek medical care right away, even if you feel fine after the accident. Then, you can contact us at Wells and McElwee. We each have over 40 years of experience representing accident victims. We can give you the support you need to seek recovery.

Ask A Georgia Personal Injury Attorney About Your Case

For a free consultation about your right to compensation for injuries suffered in a truck accident, call us at 706-510-2815 or fill out our short form for a free consultation with an Athens, Georgia, personal injury attorney.

We take trucking injury claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you, we will not charge a fee. We collect no attorney fees unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.