Truck Accidents

Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney

Prior to establishing The Johnquel Neal Firm, Attorney Neal was a trial lawyer at a trucking law firm where she focused on suing big trucking companies pursuing justice for her injured clients.

Injuries sustained in large truck accidents tend to be more severe compared to similar auto-versus-auto incidents due to substantial size and weight differences. Damages in accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles—such as passenger vehicles, motorcycles, or pedestrians—are often catastrophic, with slim chances of emerging unscathed. If you or a loved one has experienced injuries in an 18-wheeler truck accident or other commercial vehicle, seeking the guidance of a trucking accident lawyer is crucial for navigating the complex legal process.

Legal Process

Typically, the at-fault driver in your accident works for a company, against which you usually file a claim. Companies possess resources to contest claims, underscoring the importance of legal representation to protect your interests. In case the negotiation phase does not result in a settlement, your attorney will continue to fight at trial for the compensation you deserve.

Contributing Factors in Truck Accidents

Numerous factors play a role in large truck accidents, influenced by laws dictating driver hours, mandatory breaks, and manufacturer specifications regarding the weight capacity of tractor-trailers. Drivers often extend their work hours, take abbreviated breaks, overload their vehicles, and engage in other practices that contribute to accidents. It’s imperative to note that drivers are strictly prohibited from consuming any amount of alcohol or intoxicating substances while working. Additionally, various factors can lead to large truck collisions, including:

  • Following too closely
  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving too fast for current conditions
  • Improper lane changes
  • Negligent maintenance on the vehicle
  • Product defects
  • Falling cargo
  • Insufficient clearance
  • Inexperienced drivers

Varieties of Trucks and Potential Damages

Trucks come in various types, and even smaller large trucks, such as flatbeds or garbage trucks, can inflict severe damages. For instance, a flatbed tow truck driver failing to properly secure a vehicle on board may lead to catastrophic results if the vehicle becomes loose. The impact of a cement truck carrying a heavy load can be substantial compared to a large truck without a trailer. Additionally, box trucks have distinct blind spots that can increase the likelihood of collisions, especially with inexperienced drivers at the helm.


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Attorney Neal’s years of litigation experience spans handling hundreds of civil and criminal cases before opening The Johnquel Neal Firm.

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Our firm specializes in a range of personal injury and criminal defense cases while employing a thorough and skilled litigation approach.

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