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Truck Accidents

​Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers

Pursue Just Compensation with Ross & Pines, LLC

The sheer size of trucks makes them imposing vehicles. It also makes drivers of smaller cars vulnerable to serious personal injury or wrongful death in the event of an accident. Truck drivers have strict guidelines they must follow in order to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, those guidelines are often ignored in order for the trucking companies to maximize their profits at your expense.

At Ross & Pines, LLC, our Atlanta truck accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent truck drivers accountable for their actions and to help you recover full compensation for your injuries. We are also committed to holding trucking companies responsible when they hire truck drivers who have bad driving records, prior convictions for DUI or other criminal convictions. With more than a century of combined experience, our firm can handle whatever you face, regardless of how big the case may be.


Contact Ross & Pines, LLC for a free case evaluation today! We will not let big trucking companies take advantage of you.


Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck on a Highway

​When a tractor-trailer or truck causes an accident, you can be certain that the trucking company will go to work immediately to build a case in its defense. It will put all its resources to use protecting its interests and assets. In fact, trucking companies often send insurance adjusters out to the scene of the accident to talk to you before you have the opportunity to seek medical treatment and consult a lawyer.

Tight deadlines and quotas often lead to the following safety failures:

  • Improper loading
  • Failure to secure loads
  • Poor truck maintenance
  • Driving too many hours
  • Driving too fast

Adjusters will often try to minimize their driver's responsibility for causing your injuries and the seriousness of your injuries. You have the right to protect your interests and well-being. If you or a loved one has been in a tractor-trailer crash, Ross & Pines, LLC can help.

Jackknife Truck Accidents in Atlanta

A jackknife incident occurs when the rear end of the truck swivels forward to meet with the front end, making the shape of an opening jackknife. Unfortunately, a jackknifed truck could cause a major crash by striking another car, blocking the road, or sliding into oncoming traffic. Our firm is here to help you seek compensation from the liable party after a serious accident, especially if that crash involved a jackknifed truck.

Common causes of jackknife incidents include:

  • The driver hits the brakes suddenly
  • The truck brakes malfunction or fail
  • The truck brakes are poorly maintained or badly adjusted
  • Drunk driving
  • Driver error or recklessness
  • Speeding
  • The trailer is improperly attached to the truck
  • The trailer is poorly loaded
  • The cargo is poorly secured

If you or someone you love was injured in a jackknife truck accident, you need to take immediate legal action to fight for compensation and justice.

Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

The party most often held liable for a truck accident is the trucking company since these companies are often caught expecting their drivers to break trucking regulations in an effort to save time or money. There are times when the truck driver is held liable, especially if the accident was directly caused by their negligence, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Although more usual, there are other parties that can be found liable such as a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. Ross & Pines, LLC is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and is ready to help you today.

Call (888) 838-4858 to Speak with an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney!

Our lawyers at Ross & Pines, LLC are experienced trial lawyers who are respected for our case preparation and courtroom abilities. We will use that experience to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. We will conduct our own investigation, interview potential witnesses and hire expert witnesses to make sure that your rights and interests are not only protected but also aggressively fought for.


Don't wait to get help today. Call our firm to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.


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