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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons
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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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According to the most recent data available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the number of large trucks involved in injury crashes rose by 5 percent, from 102,000 to 107,000 between 2016 and 2017. Fatal crashes increased by 10 percent over the same period. Sadly, many of these crashes could have been prevented.

If you were recently injured in a truck accident, a Cobb County truck accident lawyer could fight for you. An experienced personal injury attorney may be able to build a case to help you recover monetary compensation for your injuries and damages.

Common Causes of Cobb County Truck Collisions

Although necessary for the American economy and way of life, semi-trucks pose a danger to everyone on the road. Tractor-trailers are extremely heavy, making them difficult to stop quickly and even more prone to causing accidents if they are loaded incorrectly.

Truck drivers must use extreme caution and awareness when operating their vehicles, especially on busy or narrow roads. Common causes of truck accidents include:

  • Overweight trucks
  • Incorrectly loaded trucks
  • Going too fast for road conditions
  • Going too fast on curves
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigue
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Unrealistic work schedules and expectations

Accident investigations are an essential part of the legal process. A Cobb County truck crash attorney could help with the investigation to determine how the accident happened and why the defendant is liable.

Liability in Truck Accident Cases with Multiple Tortfeasors

Truck cases are sometimes complicated by multiple defendants, also referred to as tortfeasors. To maximize the plaintiff’s compensation, a truck accident lawyer in Cobb County will determine if there are multiple liable parties and if so, file a single claim naming all of them as defendants. Potential defendants in a truck claim may include any of the following or a combination of the following:

  • The truck driver
  • The owner of the truck
  • The trucking company
  • Other employees of the trucking company such as those that loaded the truck
  • Other drivers on the road
  • Any manufacturers of the truck’s parts
  • Those responsible for road maintenance and signage

If the case goes before a judge or a jury, they will assign a degree of fault to each tortfeasor. As per Georgia Code § 51-12-33(b), Georgia follows the doctrine of pure several liability. Under this doctrine, each defendant is liable to the plaintiff for their individual portion of damages. As such, a defendant who is 30 percent liable for the plaintiff’s damages will pay 30 percent of the plaintiff’s total award. For more information, contact a seasoned lawyer.

Hire a Cobb County Truck Accident Attorney

Do not speak to or settle with a trucking or insurance company without first consulting with your own lawyer. Attorneys with experience in truck accident cases are not afraid to take on large trucking companies and their insurance carriers to stand up for their client’s rights.

Call today to schedule your case consultation with a Cobb County truck accident lawyer and begin work on filing your claim. Let an attorney help you get the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.

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