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Choose Butler Prather LLP as Your Truck Accident Injury Lawyers

Since 1988, Butler Prather LLP has represented clients in Georgia and across the nation who were injured by careless companies and unsafe truckers. We’ve won lawsuits against the most powerful interests in the country, including major vehicle manufacturers. Butler Prather LLP has the largest truck accident verdict in U.S. history.

Butler Prather LLP has earned our reputation as one of the most successful personal injury firms in America. In fact, our clients have collected billions of dollars in judgments and settlements.

A truck accident causes severe injuries that may require lifelong medical treatment and assisted living care. Your injuries may also prevent you from resuming your career. Our Georgia personal injury lawyers will find out who’s responsible for your accident and file a lawsuit that covers the true cost of your injuries.

A fully loaded big rig truck weighs up to 40 tons. That’s why trucks cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities when they crash into a motorcycle, pedestrian, light truck, SUV, or passenger car. And trucks take more than twice as long to stop as cars.

There are so many consequences that happen when trucking companies fail to hire drivers who are experienced, well-trained, and able to remain alert at all times. It’s also essential for trucking firms to make sure their trucks are regularly serviced and inspected.

Sadly, a lot of trucking companies skimp on safety just to save a few extra dollars. When careless truckers and the companies that hire them fail to take the necessary precautions, innocent drivers and their families suffer.

If you were injured in a Savannah truck accident, Columbus truck collision, or truck crash elsewhere in Georgia, call the experienced litigators at Butler Prather LLP.

Call (706) 322-1990 to schedule your FREE consultation today.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

Most truck accidents could be avoided if manufacturers, truckers, and their employers took the right precautions. Sadly, a lot of trucking companies are willing to risk the life of you and your passengers to increase their profits.

One of the biggest problems in the trucking industry is high driver turnover. There just aren’t enough people out there who are willing to put up with all the hassles of being a truck driver for the money that trucking companies pay.

The best way for companies to prevent accidents is by hiring experienced drivers and providing regular maintenance for their fleet. Instead, trucking firms are constantly hiring new employees, and they don’t always check to see if they have a safe driving record.

Frequent causes of truck crashes include:

  • DUI
  • Negligent hiring
  • Fatigued driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving too fast for road conditions
  • Insufficient training
  • Brake failure
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Poor maintenance
  • Design defects
  • Faulty equipment

Injuries Caused by Truck Crashes

A big rig truck takes more than twice as long to stop as a car. And the impact of a truck collision is truly devasting. It’s important to see your doctor right away after an accident to document the full extent of your injuries.

You’ll want to tell your doctor about all the symptoms you’re feeling. This is important because some types of ailments can grow worse over time.

Your doctor will perform a complete examination and use advanced imaging technology such as CT scans MRIs. If they discover a serious injury, your doctor will refer you to a specialist who will make the correct diagnosis and provide the treatment you require.

A truck crash may cause a wide range of ailments, including:

How Your Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help

At Butler Prather LLP, we’ve been taking on the insurance companies for over 35 years. We know how to maximize your recovery.

The Georgia truck accident attorneys at Butler Prather LLP will present the other side with a claim that reflects the true cost of your injuries, including these types of expenses:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Ambulance rides
  • Surgery
  • Disfigurement
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical devices
  • In-home nursing care
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Wrongful death

Who Is Liable for Truck Accident Injuries?

Anyone whose behavior contributed to your injuries can be held liable.. This includes careless drivers, truck company owners and managers, mechanics, manufacturers and designers of defective parts, and public officials and contractors responsible for maintaining safe roads and highways.

Our investigators at Butler Prather LLP will examine all the available evidence to discover the truth about your accident. This may include:

  • Police reports
  • Accident scene photos
  • Surveillance videos
  • Forensic evidence
  • Toxicology reports
  • Internal company documents
  • Load manifests
  • Maintenance records
  • Electronic recorder/black box data
  • Computer-generated accident scene re-creations

If You Need Help, We Are Here

At Butler Prather LLP, we take care of our clients. Our firm has won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million. In 2022 we obtained a $1.7 billion jury verdict for our clients whose parents were wrongfully killed.

Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.

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I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
- Zack Hendon