Aggressive Jonesboro Truck Accident Lawyers
The Jonesboro Truck accident attorneys at T. Madden and Associates, P.C. are sympathetic to your cause and are there to fight for your rights if you have been injured in a truck accident. Call us for a free case evaluation with no obligation.
A Personal Injury Law Firm Serving the People of Jonesboro, Georgia
Jonesboro, Georgia, site of the historic Battle of Jonesborough, Stately Oaks Plantation and many of the scenes from Smokey and the Bandit, is the heart of Clayton County. As part of Metro Atlanta, it is well-served by state and national highways. Along with the conveniences that come from proximity to Atlanta, however, come traffic accidents.
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous of all traffic accidents, especially when they occur on high-speed highways such as Interstate 75. It is tragic when an accident results in serious injury or even death. It is even worse to discover that the accident wouldn’t have happened but for another driver’s carelessness.
Don’t Trust the Insurance Company
Most successful truck accident claims are paid by insurance companies. Although their advertising campaigns may be designed to portray them as sympathetic friends who are there when you need them, the reality is that they are businesses like any other, and they will go bankrupt unless they make a profit.
Insurance adjusters are typically master negotiators, with only one goal — to reduce or eliminate the value of your truck accident claim, and thereby save money for their employer. These people will smile to themselves if they hear that you have not retained a personal injury attorney to represent you.
By the way, they don’t like us very much — for reasons we fully understand.
Our Interests are in Harmony With Yours
Unlike insurance companies, which lose a dollar in profit for every dollar they pay on your claim, our interests are in harmony with yours. Our fee is calculated as a percentage of the amount we eventually bring home for you– and if we bring home nothing, you owe us nothing. We only win if you do too– and in the unlikely event that you lose, we lose with you.
I was represented by T. Madden and Nicholas Schnyder in my car accident case. They and their staff were very professional, willing to answer any and all of my concerns. If they were not available, I would receive a call back in a timely manner. I am very satisfied with how my case came out and I would highly recommend their services.
— Sawida Gladney, February 5, 2016
Our Other Areas of Practice
At T. Madden & Associates, we practice all forms of personal injury law, including:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kinds of damages might I be eligible for?
Georgia personal injury law recognizes three main types of damages:
- Economic damages such as medical bills and lost wages;
- Non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and other psychological damages; and
- Punitive damages, an extra amount that is awarded once in awhile if a defendant’s conduct was particularly outrageous.
Is the trucking company automatically liable for the negligence of its driver?
It depends. Although employees are generally liable for the on-duty negligence of their employees, most commercial truckers are not considered employees of the trucking companies that hire them. Instead, they are considered independent contractors. A trucking company is not liable for an accident involving its independent contractor unless the accident can be traced to its own negligence.
Can I win a claim against an airbag manufacturer if they failed to deploy during the accident?
This is possible if the airbags can be shown to contain:
- A design defect;
- A manufacturing defect; or
- A warning defect (inadequate product warnings).
Additionally, the defect must have rendered the airbags unreasonably dangerous, and this danger must have caused the harm done to you. Of course, under these circumstances, the airbag manufacturer will not be liable for the accident itself, but only for the extent to which your injuries were worsened due to the malfunctioning of the airbags.
What is a commercial truck’s black box”?
A truck’s “black box”, or Event Data Recorder, is a simpler version of the black box that is contained in commercial jets. It records data such as “hard braking events” that might be useful as evidence in a lawsuit.
Should I Fight or Settle?
That depends on the facts of your case as well as your individual priorities. In many cases, the answer to this question is “both” because filing a lawsuit is a time-tested way to trigger a generous settlement offer from the opposing party. Statistically, the great majority of truck accident claims are resolved by settlement with no trial necessary.
If you have been injured in a Jonesboro truck accident, call us at 770-756-9311 to speak with our Jonesboro Truck Accident lawyers (Jonesboro or elsewhere in Metro Atlanta) or 706-524-7784 (Augusta). We can also be reached by email at [email protected] or through our online contact page. Contact us today for a free case evaluation so that we can answer your questions and discuss your options.