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for two clients badly hurt in a tractor trailer accident
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for a client badly injured in a tractor trailer accident
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for a client in a Tractor Trailer Accident with Surgery
$1.4 Mil.
for a pedestrian client with a serious foot injury
$1.5 Mil.
for two clients involved in a passenger vehicle wreck
$1.2 Mil.
for a wrongful death case where the policy was only $1,000,000
$1.5 Mil.
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$9 Mil.
for two clients badly hurt in a tractor trailer accident
$5.7 Mil.
for a client badly injured in a tractor trailer accident
$2.5 Mil.
for a client in a Tractor Trailer Accident with Surgery
$1.4 Mil.
for a pedestrian client with a serious foot injury
$1.5 Mil.
for two clients involved in a passenger vehicle wreck
$1.2 Mil.
for a wrongful death case where the policy was only $1,000,000
$1.5 Mil.
for a serious injury case
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Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney

The Simon Law Firm has offices in Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville, Marietta, and Savannah and focuses on helping families with serious injuries related to truck and commercial vehicle accidents. We listen to you to make sure we are accomplishing your goals. Over 30% of our cases are commercial vehicle injuries.

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Trucking Accident Attorneys Serving Victims In And Around Atlanta, GA


Trucks and commercial vehicles are still one of the most popular means of distributing goods nation-wide. It is reported that as much as 70% of all freight moved in the United States is done by trucks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the United States Department of Transportation, the number of truck-related accidents that occur each year is in the hundreds of thousands. With numbers like these, it is statistically possible that you or your loved one may be involved in an accident with one of these giants of the road at some point. If you are the victim of a truck or commercial vehicle wreck you, need experienced legal help to seek justice and explore how you can be fairly compensated.

Truck Accident Claims Are Drastically Different

Trucking accident cases are unique. Fault may be difficult to determine and the large trucking firms have equally large teams of lawyers that have but one job, to deny and seriously devalue claims against brought against their client. That is why it is extremely important that you seek experienced legal guidance from an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer. The skilled team at Christopher Simon Law understands the process of determining liability and is knowledgeable regarding state and federal regulations that govern trucking safety. We are proficient in filing legal claims on behalf of our clients to recover damages for injury or death when a truck accident occurs.

Our Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys were trained by insurance companies to defend trucking companies early in their careers and are able to bring that experience to bear for our clients now. If your lawyer has never done work for insurance companies, they are half blind to the way the system operates. We prepare all cases as if they will go to trial. If we take your case, we’ll immediately start investigating the accident, collecting pertinent evidence such as police reports and medical documents, interviewing any witnesses, and filing the proper paperwork. Our legal team will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

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Common Causes of Atlanta Truck Accidents

The majority of truck drivers are professional, courteous, and careful, but despite this fact, accidents do happen, either by mistake or carelessness. Among the factors that typically contribute to tractor-trailer accidents are:

  • Driver fatigue – Drowsy driving is commonplace among long-haul drivers even though there are strict national and intra-company regulations in place, including drive-time limitations and required rest periods.
  • Failure to Maintain their Lane – Truck drivers are trained to monitor their blind spots and yet time and again they merge into the same lane as a passenger vehicle, causing serious collisions.
  • Inadequate truck maintenance – Defective equipment doubles the chance that a truck will be involved in an accident involving substantial property damage or injury, according to the IIHS. Faulty brakes and steering top the list of defects.
  • Distracted drivers – While state and federal entities have become increasingly aware of the dangers of texting and driving and have instituted firm laws and severe consequences for breaking them, it still occurs.
  • Impaired driving – Truck drivers are subject to regular drug and alcohol screening, but this does not completely rule out truckers driving while under the influence of either. There is the added possibility that there are other impaired drivers on the road – a bad combination in even the best of circumstances.
  • Aggressive drivers – Trucks have slower response times when it comes to trying to correct their own aggressive driving or combat against another vehicle’s poor driving practices. This is especially true when braking, returning to their own lane, or swerving to avoid a collision with another vehicle or something in the road.

The elements required to prove negligence in trucking accident claims may seem straightforward, but how to substantiate them may be harder than you expect. Identifying the truly responsible parties can be difficult. It could be the driver, the trucking company, a third party who loaded or failed to secured cargo, and even government entities if there were dangerous road conditions that were not identified and the public sufficiently warned.

Why Choose Our Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyer?

  • Regardless of the size of the trucking accident case, he treats each client with respect, compassion, and dignity.
  • He provides extraordinary customer service when handling your case. He keeps an open line of communication with his clients and works quickly to resolve the case.
  • He works on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay legal fees unless he wins your case.
  • He has years of experience with trucking accident litigation, and knowledge of industry-specific trucking laws and regulations.

More Information About Our Team of Attorneys

Christopher Simon

  • 24 Years of Injury and Wrongful Death Trial Experience
  • Former Insurance Company Lawyer for: USAA, Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Great West, and others
  • Super Lawyers Selection 2009-2020
  • Selected as a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by Super Lawyers every year from 2014-2018

Harrison Spires

  • Firm Partner
  • 11 Years of Trial Experience
  • Former Insurance Company Lawyer for Trucking Companies
  • 2018-2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Tyler Bridgers

  • Firm Partner
  • 10 Years of Trial Experience
  • 2020 Super Lawyer Rising Star
what our clients say
Chris Simon and his team handled my accident case, and were fantastic to work with. Chris and his assistants, Alicia and Laynie, were professional, courteous and efficient, and responded quickly (and patiently) to my every question and concern. My case was resolved fairly and with minimal stress on my end, the importance of which cannot be overstated, especially when dealing with the pain and frustration of a car accident. I highly recommend the Simon law firm.
Michelle C. GOOGLE REVIEW
I originally contacted the Simon Law firm based on the great reviews I read when searching for a lawyer to handle my case after a car accident. Let me just say that I am happy I found this firm and can attest to the fact that my experience with both Tyler and Laynie have been nothing short than amazing.
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There are a lot of lawyers in Georgia that claim to handle tractor-trailer crashes, but it takes real-world experience for your lawyer to know where to look in the records to prove your case. As a former lawyer for the trucking companies and their insurance carriers, Mr. Simon spent six years defending semi-truck drivers after crashes. In the years since that time, he has concentrated 40% of his law practice on representing victims against those companies.

Do You Need a Big Rig Accident Attorney?

An experienced Atlanta tractor-trailer accident lawyer knows that for serious cases, the lawsuit should be filed every time because it is only with discovery and subpoena power that the operational records of the trucking company will come to light. When litigating cases worth hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, it pays to hire a former industry insider who can expose the lies being used to prevent juries from seeing what some of these trucking companies really do.

Atlanta trucking cases are more complex for a number of reasons. First, all interstate trucking companies are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They put out a massive book called the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations that takes years of study to master. When a tractor-trailer driver violates these safety regulations, the Court can charge the jury on negligence per se, which can make a world of difference in a disputed liability case. That means that if the rule is broken, the judge tells the jury that the breaking of the rule means the trucking company is somewhat responsible.

Second, tractor-trailers incorporate advanced computer systems similar to an aircraft “black box” and some have onboard radar and satellite tracking data that can tell the truth about why the crash happened, even when the driver is lying. Third, semi-truck crash reconstruction requires an engineer with specialized skills and only an experienced trucking lawyer has these engineers on their Rolodex. Fourth, trucking cases should never be settled without the lawyer at least deposing under oath the driver and risk manager as well as an exhaustive review of all operational documents. An average car accident lawyer is simply not trained to handle a trucking case in Georgia.

Common Atlanta tractor-trailer accidents include lost cargo loads and underride accidents. If you do not know your accident type, one of our Atlanta tractor-trailer accident lawyers can review police reports, revisit the scene, and re-create the accident, if necessary. Our attorneys have the power to understand who or what caused your crash and to help you file a claim against that party.

Contact Our Atlanta Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney Today

An accident against a tractor-trailer or a large company truck has a high risk of causing severe injuries or even a fatality. A Georgia truck driver has a responsibility to make the roads a safe place for all other vehicles. An attorney can help you find the fairest compensation for any injuries caused by the responsible party’s negligence. Schedule a free consultation today.

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