It’s crucial that truck drivers are properly trained, take their jobs seriously, and operate their rigs safely. The reason for this is simple. Truck accidents are devastating for the people hurt by them. They can cause totaled vehicles, severe personal injuries, and loss of life.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were approximately 450,000 truck accidents reported in the United States in 2017, resulting in 344,000 injuries. Sadly, truck crashes caused 4,237 fatalities. Fully 82 percent of these deaths weren’t occupants of the truck.
If you were injured in a truck accident in Carrollton, you’re entitled to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered in the accident. A skilled and knowledgeable Carrollton truck accident attorney can help you recover the money you’re owed for the harm that the negligent truck driver caused.
The injury attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. have decades of experience dealing with truck drivers, trucking companies, and their insurance companies. They understand what it takes to pursue a successful claim on your behalf and win full compensation for all your injuries.
If you or a loved one were hit by a reckless truck driver, call the Carrollton truck accident attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached at (770) 205-8827, by email, or using our online chat.
The legal professionals at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. will work tirelessly on your behalf to recover what you’re entitled to under the law. We understand how a truck accident can impact every area of your life, which is why we want to help make things right for you.
Do I Need a Carrollton Truck Accident Attorney?
The statistics don’t lie. When a truck and a passenger vehicle are involved in a collision, the occupants of the car draw the short straw almost every time.
Truck accidents can cause catastrophic injuries, especially when the truck was moving at a high rate of speed before the accident. If you sustained serious injuries in a Carrollton truck accident, an attorney could help you pursue your claim against the trucking company while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
The attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. will start working on your case immediately, beginning with an investigation into how the accident happened.
Your attorney will obtain a copy of the police report to review the facts of the accident. They’ll make sure that all of the information listed there is accurate.
They’ll also contact all witnesses identified in the police report to take their version of events, and decide whether their testimony or statement will be favorable to your case. If your attorney determines early on that the witness will offer unfavorable testimony, they’ll build a strategy to mitigate or exclude their testimony.
During the investigation phase of your claim, your attorney may visit the accident site to photograph the area where the accident occurred. They’ll also want to document the damage to the vehicles involved in the accident. They’ll seek footage from any nearby cameras that may have recorded the accident.
If necessary, your attorney may hire an accident reconstructionist to show how the accident occurred based on scientific principles. Testimony from this type of expert witness can be very powerful during a trial and may lead to a pre-trial settlement offer.
Following the completion of their investigation, your attorney will contact the truck’s insurance company and demand they pay a fair settlement on your behalf. At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., our goal is always to negotiate full compensation without having to go to trial. That’s why we build such strong claims from the first.
If the insurance representatives won’t agree to pay what you deserve, we’ll be ready to take your case to court for you. We’ll fight hard for your right to move on from your crash with just financial recovery.
The fact is that yes, you need a Carrollton truck accident attorney to deal with your truck accident. You can trust that the experienced attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. will take all the necessary steps to protect your interests and no one else’s. To that end, we won’t ask for any payment until and unless we win your case. We’re betting on a successful result.
Call the attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to discuss the circumstances of your Carrollton truck accident and find out how much compensation you may be owed.
Why Should I Choose Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to Handle My Carrollton Truck Accident Case?
If you were involved in a serious truck accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side to take on the trucking company and their insurer. There’s a lot of money at stake, so they’ll have a high-power legal team on their side. Let Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. protect your side from the insurance bureaucrats.
Jonathan Brockman has dedicated his legal career to helping victims who suffered injuries due to no fault of their own. He’s the attorney you want by your side after your Carrollton truck accident. Mr. Brockman has been practicing law for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Louisville with his undergraduate degree in 1986, and from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1990. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia. He also practices in federal court and has successfully litigated cases in the Northern and Southern District Courts of Georgia. Mr. Brockman’s hard work and resulting successes have earned him recognition as one of the 2015 Top Lawyers of Georgia, published by Atlanta Magazine. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He’s a Champion Member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
Cynthia Matthews Daniel, Esq. is another attorney at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. who has dedicated her career to helping personal injury victims. Ms. Daniel has been named to Atlanta Magazine’s list of Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for the past six years. This honor is bestowed on only 2.5% of all Georgia attorneys each year. She graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Arts in 1991 and obtained her law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 2001. Ms. Daniel is also admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia. Ms. Daniel is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is President of the Carroll County Bar Association. She was to the Governmental Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute, where she served as the Program Chair in 2009. She is a Vice-Chair of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Local Government.
Allen McDuffie has been a litigator for over 25 years. He has tried cases throughout the State of Georgia. He has also argued cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Mr. McDuffie obtained his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1987. In 1990, he graduated from the University of Georgia Law School. Mr. McDuffie is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and of the American Bar Association. He participates in the State Bar of Georgia Mentor Program. All of this is to say that we have the experience and credentials to see your case to success. With our help, you could win the maximum compensation possible for your truck crash injury.
Contact the attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. about your Carrollton truck accident case. We can discuss your legal options during a free consultation.
Types of Truck Accident Cases We Handle
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we handle all types of truck accidents. These may include:
- Rear-end Accidents
- Jackknife Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- Wide Turn Accidents
- Roll Over Accidents
- Lost Load Accidents
- Under Carriage Accidents
- Driver Fatigue Accidents
- Drunk Truck Driver Accidents
- Oversized/Overloaded Cargo
To prevail in your Carrollton truck accident case, your lawyer will need to prove that the truck driver, the truck owner, or other responsible party was negligent. Georgia state law defines negligence as the failure to exercise due care under the circumstances presented at the time the accident occurred.
The attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. have an in-depth knowledge of this legal standard and how it applies in truck accident cases. Your attorney will show the following elements of negligence existed at the time of your crash in your claim:
- Duty – Truck drivers owe a duty to all other vehicles on the road to operate their trucks in a safe manner.
- Breach of a Duty – You must show that the truck driver breached this duty. This evidence may come from the investigation that your attorney conducts at the beginning of your case and from discovery exchanged between the parties in the event of a lawsuit.
- Damages – Your legal team will show that the accident caused your injuries, that they were not the result of another accident or an underlying health condition, and that you suffered damages as a result. This may involve hiring a medical expert witness.
With these elements proven, we can force the insurance companies to pay you full, fair compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait to start your claim.
Call the Attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. Now to Discuss Your Carrollton Truck Accident Case
If you were injured in a Carrollton truck accident, you might be owed significant damages. Call the attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. today to discuss scheduling a free initial case evaluation.
We can be reached at (770) 205-8827, as well as by email or by online chat.