A Tradition of Excellence

For over half a century, Malone Law has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Common Causes Of Truck Wrecks

No two trucking wrecks are the same. Each incident involves its own complex issues of commercial carrier ownership and insurance, complicated state and federal regulations and unique issues of injury, loss and causation.

Causation is often not immediately apparent in a truck wreck. Several factors may be to blame — and those who are responsible can only be held accountable once the cause or causes of the collision are identified and linked to the offending parties and circumstances.

Hiring a law firm that knows how to investigate truck wreck cases and identify what led to the wreck is crucial — you need an experienced team of lawyers who know the trucking industry inside and out. At Malone Law, our truck collision lawyers draw on over 50 years of institutional knowledge in every truck and automobile wreck case we take.

Why Do Truck Wrecks Happen?

Our attorneys provide personalized, practical advice in all truck wreck cases — including those involving the most common causes of truck collisions, including:

  • Truck driver fatigue — Driver error, including fatigue, is 10 times more likely to be the cause of a truck crash than any other factor.
  • Brake failure — Truck equipment failure, including bad brakes, is the second leading cause of truck collisions.
  • Overloaded trucks — Although regulations dictate how much weight a truck can carry, they are often overloaded, which can affect the truck’s maneuverability and performance.
  • Improper truck driver training — Drivers who don’t receive adequate training in how to handle and maneuver a commercial truck are a leading cause of truck wrecks.
  • Distracted driving — Distractions such as roadwork, accidents and phone usage can take a truck driver’s attention away from the road and lead to a collision.
  • Rollovers and jackknives — Trucks that rollover and jackknife — often due to improper loading or distracted driving — can cause catastrophic wrecks and injuries.
  • Road rage — Aggressive driving is not limited to automobile drivers and is partially to blame for almost 10 percent of all truck wrecks.
  • Improper truck maintenance — Commercial trucks are subject to strict maintenance regulations — and when these regulations are not followed, tragedies can occur.
  • Truck driver drug and alcohol abuse — Alcohol, and prescription and illicit drug use affect a truck driver’s reaction time and play a role in over 25 percent of truck crashes.
  • Speeding truck drivers — Studies show that the force of impact from an 80,000-pound truck is made more deadly with each mile of increased speed.
  • Adverse weather conditions — Because trucks cannot stop or steer as easily as cars, braking distance and navigability is often hampered by bad weather.
  • Load shift — Improper loading of a truck can result in an unbalanced load — that can cause a truck to tip over — or a load that cannot be properly secured.
  • Company negligence — All too often shippers contract with truckers or trucking companies without checking their credentials or compliance with safety regulations.

We Have The Resources And Knowledge To Help

A Georgia law firm with experience dealing with the complexities involved in a truck wreck case can thoroughly investigate your crash and explore your options for recovery. With a tradition of excellence that stretches back over half a century, Malone Law is ready and willing to assist you in making it through this difficult period in your life.

We have helped thousands of families who have been involved in a car crash, auto accident or truck wreck — and we can help your family too, in situations involving a head-on collision, t-bone accident, hit and run, and a multitude of other catastrophic situations.

For more information, call our Atlanta office at 770-390-7550 or reach out to us online by filling out our contact form.


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Holding Wrongdoers Responsible

Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

Making Our Hospitals & Roads Safer

In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

Put a tradition of excellence on your side. From catastrophic motor vehicle accidents to devastating medical malpractice injuries, our team of dedicated professionals can help you get your life back on track. Contact our office in Atlanta by calling 770-390-7550 or by filling out our online contact form.

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