Truck Accident

Your Catastrophic Injury
Case Is Our Top Priority.

Atlanta, GA Truck Accidents Lawyer

Truck accidents are the most devastating accidents that occur on our roads. A vehicle with a gross weight over 10,000 lbs. is considered a large truck and many tractor-trailers weigh in excess of 80,000 lbs.  Because these commercial vehicles often weigh 20 – 30 times more than passenger cars, accidents involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck are more likely to result in death or serious injury.

In Georgia, I-285 was recently named the deadliest highway in the United States, in part due to a large amount of truck traffic.  If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, you need an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer to represent you.

What Causes Trucking Injuries?

The Large Truck Causation Study was undertaken by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is based upon a nationally representative sample of almost 1,000 injury crashes.   The study found that a number of factors are at play in a trucking injury crash, and typically involve the following:

  • Driver fatigue and hours of service;
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Inspections;
  • Driver’s Working Environment;
  • Environmental Factors;
  • Truck Driver Performance;
  • Vehicle Design and Load;
  • Truck Driver Licensing and Monitoring;
  • Truck Driver Training and Experience.

Hire A Lawyer Who Understands

What to Do After a Minor Car AccidentBecause truck accident cases are more complex than traditional automobile accident litigation, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands all facets of truck accident investigation and litigation.  Our attorneys know the state and federal trucking regulations and how to use them to win your case.

The trial lawyer, paralegals, private investigators, and trucking industry experts that make up the trial team at Ponton Law are well versed in the complexities of truck accident litigation and have successfully litigated tractor-trailer accident cases throughout Georgia and across the Southeast.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident, contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Ponton Law at 404-418-8507.

Recent Posts

Articles
September 21, 2020

All You Need to Know About Car Accidents

One of the most dangerous things you do every day is getting into your car. Once you are behind the wheel, you risk getting into a car accident that could result in property damage, injury, or death. These devastating effects can be felt by you, other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or cyclists. A car accident injury, for example, could require extensive and costly treatment and rehabilitation. Despite this, driving is an important daily activity. It allows you to get from one point to the next conveniently and quickly. In this article, we review everything you should know about car accidents, their effects, and how to deal with one. If you have been injured in a car accident in Atlanta through someone else’s negligence, contact Ponton Law to discuss your eligibility for compensation.   Common Types of Car Accidents in Atlanta Auto accidents can happen in any number of ways. Generally, they…
Articles
September 17, 2020

Slip and Fall Accident

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. You could slip on a wet floor in the grocery store or trip over loose carpeting at a friend’s house. In both instances, you could sustain serious injuries to vital body organs such as the neck, back, spine, or head. These injuries could require extensive treatment, at-home care, and rehabilitation. You might even need to take time off work as you recover.   Property owners in Georgia are mandated to maintain their property in a safe condition. This responsibility is outlined under premises liability law. Essentially, it allows slip and fall victims to seek compensation from a property owner or manager. If you have suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident on private, residential, or commercial property, contact Ponton Law to discuss your legal rights with an expert personal injury attorney.   What is a Slip and Fall? As the name suggests,…
Back Pain after Slip and Fall Articles
August 10, 2020

Back Pain after Slip and Fall

A slip and fall accident or incident occur mostly in public, and as a result, it can be very pleasant. At Ponton Law, we are here to help you change the embarrassing moment into a case. Most of the times, slip and fall accidents tend to be catastrophic, and in the end, they cause significant injuries that may require treatment. A slip and fall can be complex if you do not have the required knowledge. The cases are quite tiresome and cumbersome, and when you try to pursue them yourself, you may end up not getting a fair hearing and outcome. At Ponton Law, our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer can provide you the legal representation that you require to protect your rights. Slip and fall accidents and injuries may range from minor scratches to the most destructive and painful injuries. These accidents occur in the most unusual places, such as:…
What is a fender bender? Articles
August 10, 2020

What is a Fender Bender?

Car accidents are a common occurrence, and they are diverse. While others can result in serious injury to the victims, others are minor events and do not lead to severe consequences. Many Atlanta residents do not know what a fender bender is and the law implications of being involved in one. At Ponton Law, we have an experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer who can assist you in any car accident that you may be involved in. Understanding fender benders in Atlanta A fender bender is a minor auto accident that results in minor damage both to the occupants and to the vehicles. Many fender benders occur at slow speed, and that is why it is unlikely to be a severe injury. For example, fender benders can occur in a parking lot or traffic jams. In rare cases do serious injury occurs, for instance, if one of the occupants is a…