Woodstock and Cherokee County Truck Accident Attorney

If you were injured or a loved one died in a Georgia crash involving an 18-wheeler, tractor-trailer, semi or another type of big commercial vehicle, our Cherokee County truck accident attorney can take on the trucking company and fight for the compensation you need and deserve. Austin Law Group, PC has over 40 years of experience getting real results for clients in North Georgia, and our law firm has a reputation for being aggressive advocates for the injured.

Getting into an accident with a commercial vehicle can be disastrous and bring your life to a complete standstill. That’s because a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds – a dramatic difference in size compared to the average passenger vehicle, which typically only weighs around 5,000 pounds.

To make matters worse, claims involving 18-wheeler/big rig accidents are often complex because many times there are multiple parties that can be held liable for your damages. Trucking companies also carry high-limit insurance policies and have teams of attorneys ready to protect their best interests – meaning you’re at huge disadvantage if you try to face them on your own. Luckily, our dedicated legal team knows how to level the playing field.

Due to their large size and high center of gravity, there are many ways for a tractor-trailer to get into an accident. Some of the most common truck accidents are:

  • Rear-End – When a heavy truck crashes into the back of a smaller passenger vehicle.
  • Underride – When a smaller car gets crushed and lodged underneath the trailer of the truck.
  • Rollover – When a tractor-trailer tips completely over onto its side.
  • Jackknife – When the cab of the tractor-trailer and the trailer fold in on each other to form a 90-degree angle, resembling a folding pocketknife.
  • Blind Spot – When a truck merges, turns or switches lanes into another vehicle and causes a collision.
  • Head-On – When a large commercial truck collides with the front end of smaller passenger car.

Claims involving tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, semis, big rigs, and other large commercial vehicles are rarely straightforward and often complex. If you want to maximize the value of your claim, you should strongly consider hiring an experienced attorney.

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