Last Updated on June 16, 2021 by Theodore Spaulding
In this video, trial attorney Ted Spaulding explains three reasons why semi-truck accident cases are more complicated than other personal injury cases.
Three reasons why semi-truck accident cases are more complicated than other personal injury cases. Keep watching this video to find out why.
Hi. I’m Theodore Spaulding. I’m Atlanta personal injury trial lawyer and I’m the founder here at Spaulding Injury Law.
So there are three reasons why these cases can be very complicated.
Number one, naturally, we’re oftentimes dealing with catastrophic injuries, even death, so that’s the first thing, high stakes.
Number two, because it’s high stakes, these tractor-trailer companies have what we call go-teams ready anytime one of their trucks are in a wreck. They have lawyers on retainer in that state. They have accident reconstruction experts and they go out to the scene the day of the wreck. Also you’re gonna have DOT and others come out to the wreck as well.
So because you have high stakes, number one, number two because of the high stakes, you’ve got the defense already jumping ahead of you to get all the evidence that’s needed, they may interview you at the scene, so by the time you get to a personal injury lawyer to help you with your semi-truck case, you’re already behind the eight ball when it comes to getting evidence for your case. They’ve already got a leg up so you got to get a lawyer quickly.
And the third reason is because there could be multiple companies that are liable to you for your injuries, not just the ones that you would think of, which is, most importantly, the tractor-trailer company involved, right? Or the driver um involved as well. If they’re shipping goods, there could be a broker that was involved in that shipping. There could be a shipping company that is different from the tractor-trailer company that may be liable. There could be leasing companies. I mean all kinds of companies can be involved in this tractor-trailer operating at the time of your wreck. This is one of the biggest reasons that people need to hire a lawyer quickly after a tractor-trailer semi-truck wreck. You’re behind the eight ball, big stakes, and you’ve got multiple potential entities that could be liable to you and they need to be discovered and they need to be put on notice quickly.
So I hope this helps answer your questions. If you have any others or if you have a claim or case that you’d like to see if my firm can handle, please comment to this video below or go to my website spauldinginjurylaw.com. We have a contact form on there. And I got two phone numbers for you: 770-744-0890 and 470-695-9950. Thanks for watching this video.
For close to 15 years, Mr. Spaulding has helped victims of negligence across the state of Georgia resolve personal injury disputes, and he’s received a remarkable number of awards and honors from the legal community recognizing his commitment to clients and to the metro-Atlanta area.
As an undergraduate, Mr. Spaulding belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity at the University of Georgia, and he obtained his legal training at the Georgia State College of Law, where he clerked for the Honorable Judge Rowland Barnes of the Fulton County Superior Court. Mr. Spaulding has also worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta Enforcement Division. Since 2005, he has dedicated his career to helping the injured victims of negligence and their loved ones win justice in Georgia’s personal injury courts.