A head-on collision with any large commercial truck, such as a semi or tractor-trailer, is almost always fatal because of the size and weight of the truck, compared to the lighter weight of a passenger vehicle. Victims who survive a head-on collision with a truck usually suffer debilitating injuries. If you were injured or your loved ones killed in a tractor-trailer crash, it’s important to take immediate action to bring at-fault parties to justice.
The Gumprecht Law Firm is dedicated exclusively to pursuing personal injury law cases across North Georgia and works diligently to secure a favorable verdict for your claim. Our focus on this single practice area allows us to constantly polish our skills and expand our resources to deliver effective legal representation. Our founding attorney, Michael Gumprecht, previously worked in the technology sector, amassing a unique skill set that has been instrumental to our practice – especially considering the continued development of technology within the transportation industry. We take the time to gather and analyze important digital data, preserving valuable electronic evidence that can solidify a client’s case.
Attorney Gumprecht’s professionalism, experience and diligence has resulted in numerous large-sum awards for clients and earned him an invitation to join the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Gumprecht has also been honored as a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine and recognized as a “Top 100” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.
A key component of our practice is our accessibility and readiness to start a case immediately. During the 24-hour period following a truck crash, valuable evidence can be lost or compromised. The sooner victims consult with an attorney, the better their chances are of preserving data and establishing a viable claim. Our firm is available to take your call at any time in the day or night, as well as on weekends. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today to discuss your legal options.
How Head-on Crashes Occur
Head-on truck collisions typically involve a commercial vehicle veering or drifting into oncoming traffic. These accidents often occur on Georgia’s two-lane rural roads that have only a shallow grass median or a single dividing line. Dim lighting and sharp curves can add to the chances that a truck will cross into oncoming traffic. Head-on collisions can also happen on Georgia’s major highways, where a speeding tractor-trailer can barrel across a wide median or jump barriers designed to stop vehicles from heading into the path of oncoming traffic.
Truck drivers who enter oncoming traffic lanes are often:
- Sleep-deprived and prone to attention lapses or nodding off at the wheel
- Distracted by inappropriate activities such as texting, eating or reading a GPS
- Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unfamiliar with a particular stretch of roadway
- Speeding above the posted limit or travelling too fast for weather or conditions
Who is at Fault for a Head-on Truck Collision?
Who had the right of way? That is the main question used to determine the at-fault driver in a head-on truck collision. During the crash investigation, our truck accident lawyers meticulously gather evidence to show which side of the median the crash occurred on, and hence, which vehicle unsafely entered the opposite travelling lane.
Upon determining that the truck driver wrongful entered an oncoming traffic lane, we pursue damages from the truck driver and/or the trucking corporation. The truck company may be held liable for the truck driver’s mistakes under the theory of respondeat superior, and may also be found responsible for the accident if it committed any safety violations in its operations and policies.
Our Georgia Truck Accident Law Firm Fights to Hold the Driver and Trucking Company Liable for Your Injuries
The Gumprecht Law Firm advocates for victims’ rights and pursues the maximum possible compensation for every case. Contact our Georgia truck accident law firm at 678-800-1050 to discuss your claim options for free. Our attorneys are available to take your call 24/7.