At the Georgia Law Office of Carlos L. Corless, we bring more than 20 years of experience to 18-wheeler accident claims. Our experience is critical, especially considering that these types of accidents are more likely to result in life-changing injuries or wrongful death. We have the depth of knowledge necessary to maximize compensation for victims.

Truck Accidents Are Different Than Car Accidents

An experienced lawyer knows that truck accidents cannot be handled in the same manner as car accidents. The trucking industry is controlled by federal law. Truck drivers have stricter rules to follow. There are different insurance requirements. We know how to address these matters, because they play an important role in building a strong case.

We frequently find that truck accidents were caused by a violation of trucking industry laws. For example, we may determine that the truck driver violated the law by spending too many hours behind the wheel without taking a break, leading to driver fatigue which caused the accident. We know that finding evidence of these violations may require some digging, because truck drivers may falsify logbooks to make it look like they were driving legally.

We also know the importance of looking at maintenance records. Truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for caring for their equipment. If tires, brakes and other items are left in disrepair, it may cause a serious accident.