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Truck Accident Attorney of Atlanta, the Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC provides strong and swift representation for victims of collision damages, claims and injuries due to a negligent driver. A semi, concrete, cement, garbage, or construction dump truck can cause devastating damage to others and passengers due to their enormous size and weight. A 3,000 pound car carrying any passengers doesn't stand much of a chance when crashing with up to an 80,000 pound vehicle. These immense truck accidents often have long-lasting impacts on those involved due to horrific injuries or death. Even the smaller types such as postal, tow, service, delivery, express or overnight trucks pose serious dangers driven by employees of a commercial business when they're speeding, in a hurry or under a company deadline. All around Atlanta, the suburbs and throughout the state, countless wrecks occur every year calling for legal intervention from an attorney when an insurance company fails to provide for and settle rightful claims. Get experienced and dedicated representation from a knowledgeable lawyer in Georgia Trucking Law who will aggressively fight for your rights.
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Nick Schnyder FIGHTS FOR YOUR RIGHTS
Nick Schnyder is an experienced and dedicated Truck Accident Attorney in Atlanta who will fight for your rights in seeking recovery for injuries and damages caused by a liable driver. Finding a lawyer who will go the extra mile to fight to provide justice and injury help for you and your case is crucial. He is highly focused on cases he represents without spreading himself too thin. He is an excellent communicator, keeping his clients informed of the status of their case during the legal process. He is an excellent legal advocate who is committed to resolving accident claims for the injured and their families, including those that resulted in death.
We provide a Free Consultation regarding your accident, injuries incurred and your ability to work. During the consultation, you can gain knowledge about your right to claim damage and loss compensation. Dedication and commitment is what makes him so successful in obtaining justice for clients. Fighting for the rights of the injured is important in every collision case he takes.
Truck Accidents in Atlanta
Big trucks cause big accidents and injuries, requiring Truck Accident Attorney assistance in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. Fulton, Dekalb and Cobb County are some of the busiest roadways in Georgia with extremely heavy semis and vehicles lined up among cars crowding the interstates and roads. Some of the worst wrecks are due to the speed and enormous impact of operators carrying heavy loads of material and concrete colliding with smaller vehicles. Always consult a lawyer if you've been injured because damages, pain and suffering can be long-lasting, keep you from work and totally deplete your finances. Recovery due to bodily injury may take months or years or, for some, may be permanent or end in death. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC provides zealous Personal Injury Representation for those whose lives have been impacted by a truck accident. Medical expenses can soar out of control due to hospitalization, surgeries, and continued health care needs. Broken bones, whiplash, or neck and back trauma, burns, scarring and serious head injuries, along with paralysis or even a wrongful death can result after such a large wreck occurs due to a negligent operator. Attorney Schnyder will provide you with the time, attention and determination needed to pursue your right of restitution against a dangerous, liable driver, the company who owns the vehicle, and their insurance company whether through a claim or lawsuit. We provide lawyer legal intervention also for victims in the suburbs of Vinings, Mableton, Powder Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Tucker and Norcross, GA.
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Truck Accident Types
Various types of truck accidents take place on Atlanta streets and congested interstates daily. From tire blowouts to failed brakes to rollovers, these large vehicles can lose control fast when equipment fails or when there is operator error. Legal representation from an attorney can provide assistance to those who were injured unfairly on the road by an oversized vehicle. Even though semi operators are required to check their trucks before setting out to drive, all kinds of issues can occur once the driver heads out among traffic. Atlanta car accidents resulting in injury are common trucking wrecks. Some of the crash types a Truck Accident Attorney handles include:
Tire Blowout - Happens when a tire has been poorly maintained, faulty air pressure, defective tires, or something that was run over damages the tire causing it to blow. Vehicle can lose complete control, veer off to one side, or jump medians or crash into others. Pieces of rubber can violently fly damaging whatever may be in the area.
Faulty Brakes - Brake failure can occur on a side street or on a fast-moving highway where the driver loses control from being unable to slow the truck down causing it to run away until it can slow itself down on a hill or upward ramp. Dangerous as can be, brake failure can be deadly if an operator rear ends another auto, hits a building, or injures a pedestrian.
Falling Load - A commercial truck hauling cargo can lose a load if a door, ties or supports come loose from off the trailer, spilling a load onto an Atlanta road in front of traffic. This will cause other cars and drivers to swerve to miss hitting the debris on the street and may cause bodily harm and death from a wreck.
Right-Hand Turns - A common type of truck accident attorneys handle. Making a right-hand turn requires a swing to the left before the turn because it's larger than a car and needs more room to navigate. Hitting another auto or motorcycle rider can turn deadly if it's too wide of a turn.
Jackknife - Can happen when the trailer portion jams into the cab due to sudden braking, too sharp of a turn or poor road or weather conditions. This can dangerously affect other drivers who are in the area when it happens since it may cause multiple crashes and lawyer intervention.
Truck Rollover - A rollover occurs when too sharp of turn is taken at too high of speed causing it to topple on the side. Colliding into something can cause the weight to lean to one side. Icy or slick roads may cause an operator to lose control resulting in traumatic injuries.
Head-On or Side Swipe - These relate to the direction of a collision when it strikes another car or vehicle. Jumping a median or a curb and crossing into oncoming traffic causes a head on wreck. Side swipes happen when two vehicles touch and swipe sides from being too close or when one moves dangerously into another lane occupied by another driver.
Heavy Trucks - Semi, Fuel, Cement, Dump, Garbage
Truck Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder of Atlanta knows how common collisions are with all the various types and sizes on Georgia roadways. Company or business vehicles and semis are numerous, along with the heavier and bulky cement or concrete, fuel, garbage, and dump trucks which can severely damage a car quickly. The larger types include tractor trailers or tanks that transport large amounts of cargo or extremely hazardous materials. Traveling alongside an 18-wheeler, you can just feel the monstrosity and enormous roar of the engine as it barrels down the road. The larger ones can easily weigh 40,000 to 80,000 pounds in some instances. The average weight of a car in the U. S. is approximately 3,000 to 4,000 pounds. As you can imagine, the average automobile is no match to the size and weight of a big rig in a truck accident. They also sit up much higher off the road than an auto which sits closer to the ground. Always contact an attorney for legal counsel, rather than a standard lawyer because a trucker is held to different standards than a normal automobile driver. Injuries sustained by the truck driver are typically much less than the devastating effects of the car driver. A tractor trailer weighing about 50,000 pounds colliding into a 3,000 pound car can have catastrophic consequences from injury to a driver, if not death.
Truck Accident - Tow, Postal, Fire, Lease, Overnight, Delivery
Some of the less heavy types involved in truck accidents in Atlanta causing injury include towing, postal, fire, rental, lease, express or overnight delivery vehicles. These are all usually commercial types used for company or city use and are common not only in the city, but also Mableton, Buckhead, Vinings, Powder Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Tucker and Norcross, Ga. Employees driving for a private business may think nothing of speeding or maneuvering unsafely in traffic, especially if they are under deadlines, such as an express delivery service. Truck Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder, warns of city emergency police, ambulance and fire vehicles needing to travel through red lights at intersections or bypass and swerve others can also present a dangerous situation for a wreck for anyone who isn’t aware of it approaching or doesn’t see it coming. Lawyer legal assistance is sought out for these various types of vehicles causing accident injury and death:
Semi-Truck - Also called a tractor trailer that has a tractor and pulls a trailer that may travel across the country for deliveries and pickups.
Cement Truck - A cement mixer with a large round drum that rotates and mixes concrete gravel, sand and water used for construction.
Garbage - Picks up and hauls Atlanta residential and commercial trash and debris in a dump style truck.
Dump - Has an open box on the back end that can be used for hauling material such as dirt or gravel or sand to construction sites.
Postal - Delivery of mail, postal letters, and packages to mailboxes for residential and commercial purposes.
Towing - Rescues, tows, picks up and hauls all sorts of vehicles to a repair shop for service after a break down or car or truck accident.
Fire Truck - Used by the city of Atlanta for rescue or putting out fires, may show up at collision scenes, used for emergency purposes.
Fuel - Hauls fuel to various locations, can travel long distance or short distance, carries highly flammable fuel throughout Georgia.
Rental - Can be small or large that is only used temporarily by someone who needs use of it to haul or move something.
Lease - Leasing company or a business who allows use for an agreed upon time and is for personal or commercial company use.
Express or Overnight - Letter or package mail service under an express deadline for fast delivery that may be speeding.
Service - Used for any type of company for completing service jobs for customers.
Delivery - Business use for customer drop offs where product is taken to a home or business establishment.
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Truck Accident Attorney Representation
Having legal representation from a Truck Accident Attorney is crucial after a wreck that resulted in injuries or death in Atlanta, the state of Georgia or anywhere else. Without a lawyer experienced in trucking law, the victim is left to sort out a medical tragedy, along with health care expenses on their own. Insurance companies can take advantage of the fact that the injured has no legal avenue for intervention. An insurance carrier along with their host of lawyers will likely attempt to offer the victim a much lower offer to close the case. They typically attempt to stand firm stating their offer is the absolute best they can pay out. Future medical expenses and employment earning income are crucial to have covered for those injured. Without a rightful, reasonable settlement, a family is left struggling to afford future costs of the accident injury. After a settlement is made with the insurer, the claimant cannot return for more compensation. It is crucial to have an experienced and dedicated attorney pursue the highest possible amount of compensation allowed by Georgia state law for your case. Should negotiations fail, a lawyer can proceed with a lawsuit.
Truck Driver Negligence in Atlanta
Truck accidents are caused by driver negligence throughout the country. Atlanta drivers who are tired, daydream, inattentive, speeding or just plain careless cause devastating effects to others. Property damage, severe personal injury, and even death can be due to negligence and irresponsible, unlawful operators. Attorneys often find that driver negligence is often the cause of a wreck due to:
Fatigued, overworked drivers who drive too long for personal or business use
Inexperienced operators of cement, garbage and dump trucks, towing, tractor trailer loads, and 18-wheeler semi-trailers
Speeding or careless company workers driving for towing, mail, fire, fuel, box, rental, lease, service or express or overnight delivery purposes.
Aggressive driving habits causing an accident
Speeding or going too fast putting others at risk
Unrealistic driving schedules and deadlines while traveling through the state of Georgia
Improper or insufficient training for company and business employees
Improper handling of truck due to poor weather conditions
Poorly maintained brakes & other maintenance issues
Alcohol, Atlanta DUI drunk driving causing truck accidents, crucial for attorney intervention
Unsecured, falling cargo from trailers or towing
Injury from tankers transporting hazardous materials
Reckless driving behavior from an out of control, angry or violent operator
Truck operators in a hurry to make a deadline
Overloaded and overweight hauling dangerous product
Tailgate and road rage behavior putting other cars and drivers at risk
Repeated history of driver motor vehicle offenses
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Truck Accident Attorney Investigation
The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC of Atlanta can provide a truck accident investigation for the gathering of attorney evidence and information, along with proof as to the cause and liability of a collision. There are various types of evidence that can be discovered when looking closer at the evidence, the crash scene and speaking to those involved. A lawyer conducting a thorough investigation of what took place may locate crucial and pertinent information with regards to negligence, driver error, trucking company and driver liability. Private or company vehicles such as semi-trailers, dump, cement, or garbage haulers can all uncover signs of improper maintenance or driver error. The scene of a wreck can reveal other important details that may show what happened. Having a lawyer who can conduct a closer inspection of all avenues for evidence can make a large difference in the direction and liability of an injury or death case in an Atlanta or Georgia crash. Evidence may be collected from:
Truck inspection including the body, tires, brakes, engine, including the victim's vehicle also
Proper securing of load and weight carried
Scene inspection for skid and yaw marks, debris, road gouges, debris, oil spills and gas spills
Potholes, construction, oil spills, and driving condition
Atlanta police report or Georgia highway patrol from the truck accident
Weather and visibility, other similar accident occurrences at the location
Attorney can have maintenance logs and repairs of the vehicle investigated
Driver records including distance driven, hours, rests
Witness testimony of those who witnessed the crash or evidence of problem prior to crash
Electronic device installed in truck providing mileage and speed information
Pictures of the collision, scene and injury incurred
Truck Accident Claim for Damages
An injured victim can have Truck Accident Attorney Nick Schnyder file a claim for truck accident damages and losses that may be considerably higher than the average personal injury claim from the fact that large trucks can cause more damage than standard autos in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. The Nick Schnyder Law Firm, LLC will gather the full amount of damages, medical expenses, lost wages and future earnings, any pain and suffering, along with whatever else may apply to the claim in accordance with state law. Damage and injury claim for compensation may include some of the following depending on the case which a lawyer will explain in more detail.
Medical Expenses - Hospital expenses incurred including ambulance, emergency room, surgery, doctor, medical, physical therapy costs, prescription drugs, including home health care expenses, in addition to the expected future required medical care and treatment.
Lost Wages and Income - Payment for lost wages and income due to time away from work from the accident.
Loss of Earnings - Compensation that will affect future income of the victim if they are no longer able to make a living.
Property Damage - Vehicle, car or truck damage due to the accident which may need repair or replacement.
Pain and Suffering - Compensation for harm that significantly affects physical and mental limitations, quality of life, enjoyment of life.
Emotional Distress - The impact and debilitating effects that often accompany severe personal injury inflicted on victims and their families, which your lawyer can discuss further.
Loss of Consortium - Compensation for the spouse for loss of marital benefits or being deprived of spousal relationship to the injured, such as household economic contributions, sexual intimacy, child care, support, and affection.
Parties who may be held liable for a damage and injury claim or lawsuit from the crash may include the driver, whoever legally owns the vehicle such as a business, company leasing or renting it, owner of the trailer if there is one attached, or the company that loaded the cargo or materials.
Truck Accident Statistics
Truck Accident Attorney injury and death cases are prevalent as revealed by NHTSA and NCSA statistics conducted from a FARS 1996-2000 study. Atlanta and the state of Georgia have some of the busiest traffic for trucks of all types, especially large ones traveling through the state. Large trucks are those 10,000 pounds and above. Other statistics reveal:
Large trucks are 20% to 55% more likely to be involved in a deadly crash than a car.
Almost 83% of fatal trucking crashes occur Monday through Friday.
Rural road areas account for about 60% of large truck crashes involving death.
Interstate highways in urban and rural areas account for 25% of wrecks.
In 2015, there were almost 803,000 injuries, with almost 9,900 deaths from light truck accidents, those under 10 tons including van and SUV types.*
That same year of 2015, heavier larger truck (over 10 tons) statistic injuries totaled 30,000, with 667 deaths.*
Taken from NHTSA Crash Stats, FARS 1996-2000 Study, NCSA
*FARS 2014 Final File, 2015 ARF, Injured NASS GES 2015, 2015
Truck Accident Risks
Truck accident risks for bodily trauma and death remain on our roads and interstates any time cars, motorcycles, buses, and taxis travel alongside of them. Attorney Schnyder warns that even on slower city streets, riding along with these larger vehicles poses a serious risk for a wreck, injury, and fatality. Traveling through intersections, stopping at red lights, and yielding can pose danger with a trucker who may have faulty brakes or takes up more than one lane. On interstates, high speeds and lane changing can be a challenge if a semi, dump, cement, or fuel operator drives too aggressive. Protecting yourself and the lives of your passengers is important while you drive alert and defensively. Following or allowing a larger vehicle to approach too closely risks possible injury or death. A wrongful death accident attorney handles these type of fatality cases in the loss of a family member.
Contact ATTORNEY NICK SCHNYDER Today
Nick Schnyder, Truck Accident Attorney of Atlanta, is ready and committed to provide excellent representation to defend and stand with you and your family to help you recover what was lost. Don’t wait until the insurance company tries to chew you down or deny your claim. Secure legal counsel as soon as you can after a collision with injuries or death so you have lawyer representation. Do not provide any statement or recording for the at fault driver’s insurance carrier who will only use it to provide you with a lower settlement offer. We provide professional legal intervention for claims or lawsuits for clients throughout the city and surrounding smaller suburbs including Mableton, Vinings, Buckhead, Powder Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Norcross and Tucker. We want you to get all that you deserve as we fight to provide you with the maximum recovery in accordance with Georgia law.
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