The damages and long-term injuries caused by a commercial truck collision can be catastrophic. A typical, fully-loaded commercial truck weighs 25 times more than the average car. Determination of who is responsible — the truck driver, the owner of the truck, the trucking company — and what caused the collision is usually much more complicated than it is with an automobile wreck, and requires special insight into the trucking industry.
Statistics indicate that large truck collisions are on the rise. There were an estimated 88,000 vehicle collisions involving tractor trailers and other commercial trucks in 2014 (the most recent year for which statistics are available from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) — up 21 percent from 2013. Also in 2014, there were 3,978 large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes, and approximately 130,000 people are hurt every year in truck collisions.
An Established Track Record Of Success
At Malone Law, we have a long history of representing clients injured as the result of road wrecks concerning trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Our founding attorney, Tommy Malone, recently obtained a verdict in excess of $49 million on behalf of a college student who suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of a road wreck involving two inattentive truck drivers on a dangerous roadway in San Jose, California. In 2007, Tommy obtained a $22.8 million verdict for a brain injured 51-year-old woman who was struck in a crosswalk by a tour bus making an illegal left turn.
Tommy obtained a $16.5 million verdict in Washington County, Georgia, against the owner of a logging truck that pulled out onto a rural Southeast Georgia highway, blocking the path of a pickup driven by a 68-year-old man who suffered severe injuries. $1.5 million was allocated to his wife’s loss of consortium claim.
Attorney Adam Malone obtained the largest verdict ever awarded in Emanuel County, Georgia, for a wrongful death in a tractor trailer collision — $1,015,538.20 for the full value of the life of 43-year-old man killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer carrying a load of logs. Adam is also a member of the board of governors for the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice, and he has been frequently invited to speak to organizations across the nation concerning his knowledge and experience in trucking litigation.
Automobile Wreck Attorneys
In addition to truck collisions, we also represent clients who have been seriously injured in car accidents and automobile crashes. The injuries sustained in a car wreck can be just as catastrophic as those sustained in a commercial truck collision. Our lawyers take these cases every bit as seriously as big rig cases — and we work diligently to pursue justice on behalf of those injured through the negligence of others.
In both auto and truck wreck cases, we can help with any serious incident you or a loved one may have been ensnared in, including those involving:
- Distracted driving
- Brake failure
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk drivers
At Malone Law, we have earned a reputation for excellence in the legal community — a reputation that has become our tradition. Call our Atlanta office at 770-390-7550 or email us online to tell us how we can help you.