Semi trucks (aka: semis, big rigs, 18 wheelers, tractor trailers, trailer trucks) are a commanding presence on Georgia roads because they are a major means of moving goods for business. As the number of semi trucks on the road increase, the number of auto accidents involving semi trucks also increases.
No one wants to be hit by a truck due to the sheer size and weight of semi trucks. Victims of truck accidents are at extremely high risk for catastrophic injury. Truck drivers can add to this danger when choosing to continue driving their semi trucks while tired or sick.
There are an estimated of 41,000 traffic deaths every year within the United States. Fewer than 9% of those deaths involve commercial vehicles more than 80% are those of non-commercial drivers. Of the 9% that are trucking accidents, 4% of those are due to driver fatigue
We Have The Experience That You Need
Understanding and preparing an auto and trucking accident case is more than just knowing that a person was injured or killed as the result of the accident. In order to maximize your chances of a successful resolution to your case, you need an attorney that is familiar with reconstructing accidents, reviewing police and medical reports, interviewing and questioning witnesses, physicians and experts. The attorneys at The Law Office of Monica Wilburn, LLC have the expertise and trial experience vital for a successful end to your case.
Trucking Accidents Are Different
Trucking accidents cannot be treated or handled the same as auto accidents. If you want to maximize the value of your case, call your Warner Robins truck accident expert. If you are in an accident make sure to follow these steps:
- Get medical help for anyone injured.
- Contact the police, dial 911 if needed.
- Exchange information with all drivers and passengers.
- Obtain insurance company information, phone numbers, addresses and email addresses. Do not discuss coverage limits or admit fault.
- Get contact information for passengers and witnesses.
- Take photos of the scene with a camera or cell phone.
- Sketch the accident. Record street names, intersections and road conditions.
- ONLY discuss the accident with police, NOT others involved.
- Talk to a qualified auto accident lawyer in your area.