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Atlanta is the largest transportation hub in the southeast. As a result, Atlanta’s roads are filled with trucks. The high volume of trucks on Atlanta’s roadways produces many truck accidents. Unfortunately, many of those collisions are fatal truck accidents.

You need to hire the best truck accident lawyers if someone you loved was killed in a fatal truck accident. Our skilled Atlanta truck accident lawyers have successfully represented many fatal truck accident victims’ families. We’ll deliver the best customer service and the greatest result. Our prior victories and our 5-star client reviews validate that promise.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with our Atlanta fatal truck accident lawyers. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.

Fatal Truck Accident Causes

You might have many questions if you just learned that your loved one was killed in a truck accident. You’re probably wondering, “what caused the collision?” A fatal truck accident lawyer will hire an accident investigator to determine how the collision occurred. The accident investigator will take photos of the collision scene, inspect the vehicles, measure tire tracks to determine vehicle speed, and interview all witnesses. Then, the investigator will recreate the collision using a software simulation. That way, you will know what caused the collision.

Here are some of the common factors that cause fatal truck accidents:

Proving Fault In Fatal Truck Accidents

Truck driver error is the leading cause of fatal truck accidents. Therefore, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has created safety regulations to penalize driver misconduct. Unfortunately, many truck drivers routinely violate the FMCSA regulations. For instance, the truck driver may have violated the FMCSA’s hours of service limit. Or, perhaps the driver did not meet the FMCSA’s training requirements.

The truck driver’s employer may also be liable. For instance, the trucking company may have hired the driver despite the driver’s unsafe driving history. Also, the trucking company may have failed to properly maintain their trucks. Or, the trucking company may have ordered a trucker to haul dangerous cargo that wasn’t properly secured.

You need to hire an Atlanta truck accident lawyer that knows how to prove each federal regulation that contributed to the fatal collision. The evidence that we will collect and analyze includes:

  • Trucking carrier history and records
  • Trucker’s background and driving record
  • Truck maintenance records
  • Police and government official reports
  • Witness testimony
  • Pictures and video of the accident or the scene afterward
  • Your loved one’s medical records
  • Cell phone tower data
  • Accident reconstruction data

Wrongful Death Claims And Survival Actions

Fatal truck accidents are devastating. It’s awful to lose your loved one’s care and companionship. Moreover, you may have lost a vital source of income.

Georgia law enables you to recover compensation for the untimely death of a family member. Your truck accident lawyer can help you file a wrongful death claim, as well as a survival claim. Wrongful death claims enable you to recover damages due to the loss of your loved one. Survival claims enable you to recover damages that your loved one could have recovered, but for their death. These suits must be filed by a representative of the deceased person’s estate.

Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have helped many families recover from fatal truck wrecks. We feel your pain. Our team will make sure that you recover the damages you deserve.

Damages may include:

  • Medical and therapy bills sustained before death
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

Our Atlanta Fatal Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help You

There are hundreds of fatal truck accidents in Georgia every year. You need to hire an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyers if your loved one died in a truck accident. Truck wreck cases are more challenging than car wreck cases. Additionally, truck companies’ insurers fight aggressively when an accident causes death.

Georgia wrongful death claims Georgia’s must be filed within two years of the fatal collision. Otherwise, the lawsuit risks dismissal. Therefore, you should call a skilled fatal truck accidents lawyer ASAP.

At Graham Scofield Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped many families like yours. We approach each case with compassion and determination. We will recover the compensation that you deserve.

Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with our Atlanta fatal truck accident lawyers.

"When I felt all hope was lost, I contacted Graham Scofield to see if he could represent me. He immediately called me back and thoroughly reviewed with me the case. He was the most patient, kind, sympathetic and the upmost professional attorney throughout the entire process. He was also extremely knowledgeable about the law and was creative when the case worked through the twists and turns. He was also a heck of a fighter for me and got me more settlement than I was expecting. I only wish I called him sooner! Thank you so much Graham, you are an amazing lawyer!!"
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