Truck Accidents

Truck AccidentsLarge commercial trucks have several more blind spots than the average vehicle on the road, and their blind spots are much larger than what passenger vehicle drivers are accustomed to. Tractor-trailers, semi trucks and 18-wheelers pose significant dangers to other drivers on the road largely due to their larger size and weight, their greater stopping distance and their reduced maneuverability. In addition to their large side blind spots, truckers also have blind spots behind and immediately in front of the vehicle. If truck drivers make mistakes, if cargo shifts violently, if road conditions are poor, or if a defective part causes a driver to lose control, devastating accidents may occur.

At The Sams Law Firm in Atlanta, we assist people who have sustained serious injuries resulting from truck accidents. Trucking companies and their drivers are subject to comprehensive state and federal safety regulations. Catastrophic and fatal injuries often result from tractor-trailer accidents and semi-truck injury accidents when these regulations are not followed. We know these regulations, and we are experienced at counseling and representing people whose loved ones have been paralyzed or killed in accidents with large commercial vehicles. We provide honest, straightforward and compassionate care to people reeling from personal loss and highly emotional situations.

Recently, founding attorney Warren Sams was lead counsel in a case that recovered a settlement in the high seven figures from a trucking company where the truck ran a stop sign and paralyzed our client, a 14-year-old boy. We can help you and your family seek the fair and just recovery you need while always accommodating for your best interests.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Atlanta truck accident attorney Warren Sams. Call us at 404-857-3879, toll free at 800-620-8502, or e-mail us.

Georgia Trucking Accident Attorney

It is critical that you seek proper medical care immediately after any motor vehicle accident, and it is also important that you seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer before speaking to or signing anything from an insurance company representative. Your injuries and your recovery are worth more than their initial offer, and you do not want to be left on the hook to cover expenses they did not account for.

We help our clients obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term care and disability, rehabilitation, and funeral expenses if it is necessary. We can perform a full independent investigation, obtaining evidence from the accident scene, reconstructing the scene, obtaining driving logs from the trucking company, examining the backgrounds of drivers and their traffic violation records, probing for safety violations, and assessing factors leading up to the accident, including:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Truck company liability
  • Overloaded trucks or unsecured cargo
  • Improper maintenance
  • Defective products

In 2011, Warren Sams was selected by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Since 2000, he has been recognized every year as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, the peer-review rating directory's highest rating. Additionally, he has been listed in Georgia Super Lawyers every year since 2009.

Contact The Sams Law Firm Today

We are prepared to discuss your case and lay out your options in protection of your rights, holding responsible parties accountable for negligence and wrongful acts. Call us today at 404-857-3879, toll free at 800-620-8502 or e-mail us to schedule a free initial consultation with Warren Sams.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.