Picture standing at a corner when a turning tractor-trailer hits you as they ride over the curb. Or, imagine being stopped at a streetlight when the back end of a semi swings out and crushes your car. These scenarios sound like nightmares, but are actually alarmingly common. When involved in a turning accident, a jackknifing commercial truck typically causes severe or even fatal injuries. Fortunately, victims have a right to seek legal counsel with a truck accident lawyer.
The Gumprecht Law Firm handles turning accident commercial vehicle claims for injured pedestrians and motorists across the state of Georgia. As a former technology professional, lead attorney Michael Gumprecht brings invaluable fact-finding skills to our practice, helping victims obtain justice. We know how to catch and stop a trucking corporation from performing an email dump that could erase vital information in a case. We also know how to interpret information from the truck’s data recorder and the truck company’s digital files to uncover factors that may have contributed to the accident.
When you work with our firm, you can rest easy knowing your case will be handled by experienced legal professionals. Attorney Gumprecht is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an invite-only organization for attorneys who have recovered million-dollar settlements. He was also named a Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine and a “Premier 100” by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, in addition to several other honors.
We emphasize open lines of communication with clients and convenient round-the-clock availability so that you can obtain immediate assistance with your case when need be. We urge you to take advantage of our 24-hour free consultation service as soon as you can after your crash, as you risk losing valuable evidence by waiting. Law enforcement clears a crash site upon concluding its investigation and the trucking company may even destroy the vehicle involved in the collision. Our team swiftly investigates the crash scene and we seek an emergency injunction to stop tampering with the vehicle and other evidence pertinent to your case.
The Dangers of a Jackknifing Trailer
Commercial vehicles are difficult to maneuver, especially through narrow or busy streets in urban areas and residential neighborhoods. When attempting a turn, a truck driver must not only look out for obstacles ahead, but also be careful that the tail-end of the vehicle does not hit another vehicle, person or inanimate object. This holds true for a tractor-trailer, bus or even a large delivery van. Turning accidents are particularly dangerous because the pedestrian or motorist often does not anticipate the accident hazard, and the truck driver may not realize the trailer has jackknifed out of control until it’s too late.
Recover Damages for Turning Accident Injuries
The Gumprecht Law Firm advocates for your rights against large transportation companies if you suffered injuries in a commercial vehicle turning accident. Call our Georgia truck accident law firm at 678-800-1050 for a free consultation and pay only if we recover compensation on your behalf.