Semi Truck Accident Injury Lawyer
When You Have Been Injured In A Truck Accident in Atlanta
The Georgia truck accident and injury lawyers at The Millar Law Firm have been helping your Atlanta friends and neighbors for over 26 years recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Top Results For Over 26 Years:
- $2,800,000 – 18 year old injured on Interstate Highway 20 just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
- $3,500,000 – commercial pickup-truck crash on I-85 near Atlanta.
- $750,000 – refrigerated tractor-trailer truck rear-end crash (policy limits) on I-285 in Atlanta, Dekalb County.
- $1,000,000 – delivery-room nurse injured by Atlanta tractor-trailer driver who fell asleep at the wheel (policy limits).
- $1,600,000 – disputed intersection concrete-truck crash in Gwinnett County (metro-Atlanta) with internal injuries.
Fast Action and Legal Knowledge Equals Big Results
Truck and other commercial vehicle accidents are not just “big car accidents.” Our attorneys have special training and experience in Large Truck, Van, Bus and other Commercial Vehicle cases. Year after year we attend the latest cutting-edge legal seminars and hire the top experts to achieve top results.
When a truck accident happens, it is likely that the trucking company and its insurance carrier will have a team of people on-scene within hours of the crash. With our location near several interstate highways in Atlanta, as well as having access to top accident reconstruction experts, our firm is uniquely qualified to level the playing-field with fast and expert investigation.
Why do Most Trucking Accidents Begin With Negligent Operators?
While driver-error is almost always a factor, many trucking and bus accidents happen because the owner or operator negligently allows certain violations to occur. This includes drivers going beyond the maximum hours allowed by law, hiring un-qualified drivers, or poor maintenance. Broken rules are among the most common underlying causes of truck accidents.
In order to be successful in a truck accident case, it is important not only that your law-firm knows “why” the accident happened, but that your lawyer is also an expert in the regulations and laws that truck drivers and their companies are expected to follow.
How The Millar Law Firm Investigates Your Case
In trucking or business-related crash cases, fast and detailed investigation is critical. The process often begins with sending attorneys and experts to the scene, photographing and measuring the accident location, interviewing witnesses, obtaining video from first responders or local surveillance recordings and preserving the vehicles.
Documents are often obtained from the trucking company or truck-driver, including: Logbooks, Trip and Route sheets, invoices and manifests, and inspection reports. These company and driving records are reviewed to determine compliance with State and Federal Rules, such as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Finding and discovering Rules violations are often the key difference between a small or average result and a much larger recovery.
Atlanta and Georgia Legal Definitions For Trucks and Trucking
- Truck – Georgia law defines a “truck” as a vehicle with more than six-wheels, except for a bus or motor-coach. O.C.G.A. 40-6-52.
- Truck Operating Lanes – On any road, highway or street with three or more lanes in the same-direction, a truck must drive in one of the two right lanes, except when making or preparing to make a left turn or when actually passing (overtaking) another car, truck or bus. O.C.G.A. 40-6-52.
Atlanta Trucking, Bus and Commercial Vehicle Laws
The City of Atlanta has certain laws (municipal ordinances) that relate to trucks and other commercial motor vehicles. These include:
Atlanta truck traffic is not allowed inside the I-285 perimeter – O.C.G.A. 40-6-51.
By Georgia law, trucks traveling on interstates 75, 85 and I-20 must take I-285 around Atlanta unless making a pick-up or delivery inside Interstate 285, going to a repair shop or the driver is going to or from his or her home. O.C.G.A. 40-6-51.
Stopping, standing or Parking on sidewalk or public right of way – Atl. Sec. 150-99.
a vehicle with a trailer or semitrailer with two-axles or six or more tires with a gross weight of 36,000 pounds or more may not be stopped or parked, even attended, on any part of a sidewalk or public right of way except to comply with law enforcement. Atl. Sec. 150-99.
Trucks prohibited on some streets – Atlanta Sec. 150-240.
a truck tractor or semitrailer may not be operated on streets with signs prohibiting trucks, except when making a delivery or picking up cargo and by traveling the most direct route to and from the location. Atlanta Sec. 150-240.
Restrictions for trucks, buses – Atl. Sec. 150-97 (a).
a truck or other freight-carrying vehicle larger than on-half ton may not park on a public street or highway for longer than one hour during the day. Atl. Sec. 150-97 (a).
Attendant required – Atl. Sec. 150-97(b).
A truck or bus more than eight feet wide or ten feet tall mush have a driver or attendant present while stopped on any street or public place. Atl. Sec. 150-97(b).
You can learn more about truck accident cases here.
Finding The Best Attorney For Your Trucking Accident
Atlanta has many personal injury attorneys, but only a few (like The Millar Law Firm) that specialize in Truck and Large Commercial Vehicle cases.
After a truck accident call and speak with us at no charge. Our initial telephone and in-person consultations are free. You will speak with an attorney committed to helping you recover full compensation for your injury claim.
Find out how to win and how much your truck, van or bus accident case could be worth. Contact us today.
“Dear Mr. Millar: Thank you so much for the professional way you handled my son’s case. You were compassionate, thorough, and unrelenting. The monetary compensation you obtained for my son will give him a new chance in life. May God Bless you. Sincerely,”– P.R. Harris