There are approximately 500,000 trucking accidents every year in the United States. Out of these accidents, more than 5,000 resulted in fatalities to pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers or passengers. These deaths, however, are often very preventable. Many semi-truck accidents are caused by tire blowouts, unsafe loads, and driver fatigue or errors – all of which could be avoided if companies and drivers follow standard safety and maintenance guidelines.
Large 18-wheel trucks are difficult to manage and far more dangerous on the roads than smaller vehicles. These trucks take more time and distance to stop, have large blind spots, and can tip over easier than other vehicles. Oftentimes, trucks carry heavier and larger amounts of cargo, which make them particularly dangerous when involved in an accident. Because of this, people who are involved in collisions with these vehicles are more likely to experience severe brain and spinal cord injuries or even death.
Ashenden & Associates has nearly 30 years of experience successfully representing residents across the state of Georgia who have been injured due to the negligent trucking companies and careless drivers. We have won millions of dollars for our clients and their families so they can get the care and support they deserve after being involved in an accident with a semi-truck.
Why You Should Call Ashenden Law First
When a truck is involved in an accident, the trucking company or their insurance will attempt to quickly and cheaply settle the case before it can be investigated by a lawyer. This is especially true if they know the driver or company could be at fault. Trucking companies are aware of the penalties the business and driver could face if they were to lose a case and pay the victim the compensation they truly deserve.
Don’t short change yourself or your family. If you have been in a trucking accident in Metro Atlanta or the state of Georgia, and the trucking company wants you to settle, contact the attorneys at Ashenden & Associates first. The company may be offering you less compensation than you deserve because of a negligent truck driver. It can be overwhelming for a victim or their family to research traffic laws and trucking accident protocol on their own. That’s why Ashenden & Associates is here to help.
Trucking accidents can be complex and involve large compensation and heavy penalties. It is essential to have a knowledgeable trucking accident attorney by your side. The attorneys at Ashenden & Associates have extensive experience investigating 18-wheel trucking accidents and we know how to hold negligent trucking companies accountable for the pain and hurt they have caused.
What We Can Do For You
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a truck that resulted in traumatic personal injury or wrongful death, you should be able to count on your attorney to get you the compensation and support you deserve.
The trucking attorneys at Ashenden & Associates look at every case individually to determine if our clients should go to court or consider an early settlement. No two cases are the same. We will do the research, talk to witnesses, and consult experts who can accurately determine how a specific trucking accident happened and who is at fault.
Talk to Ashenden & Associates About Your Case
If your case involves a trucking accident and you believe the truck driver was to blame, contact the Atlanta trucking attorneys at Ashenden & Associates for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the support you deserve.