Trucking accidents can have devastating consequences, both for victims and their loved ones. In the majority of accidents involving a large truck and a car, the car’s driver and passengers normally sustain the most serious injuries.
After taking into account the massive size, speed, and power of tractor trailers, it is no surprise than they can cause severe—and even fatal—injuries. Drivers should take every possible precaution to avoid being involved in a trucking accident.
In the event that you or a loved one are involved in a trucking accident, please contact the expert Atlanta legal team at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP for a consultation. Our team has extensive experience helping clients win damages for the financial, emotional, and physical hardship they have endured due to accidents.
Continue reading to learn more about trucking accidents and the expert legal services available at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP.
Causes of Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents may be caused by a number of reasons, including driver negligence or the negligence of the trucking company. Listed below are just a few possible causes of trucking accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Defective equipment
- Insufficient driver training
- Improper signage or signaling
- Driver intoxication from prescription drugs, alcohol, or illegal drugs
- Road Rage
- Failure to check blind spots
Trucking Accidents—Don’t Settle for Less From Insurance Companies
No matter the specific cause of a trucking accident, most insurance companies try to settle cases as quickly as possible. If is often the case that insurance companies will offer less than a victim should or could earn in a trucking accident lawsuit.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Georgia trucking accident, contact the expert attorneys at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP before settling with insurance.
Life-Altering Consequences of Trucking Accidents
The effects of being involved in a trucking accident can be life-altering in a number of ways. Depending on the severity of injuries sustained, those involved in trucking accidents may have to pay expensive medical bills or miss time from work.
In addition to financial strains, the emotional turmoil caused by a trucking accident can be difficult for both the victims and families of those injured. The attorneys at Kaplan & Lukowski also handle wrongful death trucking accident cases, in which case families must cope with the sudden loss of their loved one.
Physical injuries caused by trucking accidents can be debilitating. Some injuries may take weeks, months or years to heal, while some may have lifelong effects.
Find Atlanta Trucking Accident Legal Help at Kaplan & Lukowski
If you or a loved one have been injured in an Atlanta trucking accident, please contact the legal team at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP for counsel. Our team of attorneys works on a contingency basis, which means that our clients don’t owe any legal fees until we have won damages on their behalf.
We also offer a free, no-obligations consultation for those interested in speaking with our team about a possible case. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (404) 845-0012, or use our online contact form for more general queries.