The Athens Lawyer You Need After Your 18-Wheeler Accident
Attorney Jeff Weinstein can help you recover financial compensation
A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. It can be very intimidating driving next to one if you're in a passenger car or pickup truck. And with good reason. A truck accident with an 18-wheeler can cause a lot of damage and leave you with serious injuries. Attorney Jeff Weinstein of Weinstein Law knows how to handle these complicated cases.
Whether you call them 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, semi-rigs, big rigs or semi-trucks, they aren't easy to operate. That's why drivers need a commercial driver's license (CDL) and training. They are difficult to control, especially at high speeds on the highway. One act of negligence is all it takes to cause an accident that leaves people injured.
Suddenly, you're left with an injury and the medical bills start adding up fast. Your injuries can leave you unable to work, so there's less money coming in. The insurance company may be giving you the runaround and you're not sure how you're going to make ends meet. You may not know what to do next.
Whether you were hurt in a truck rollover accident, jackknife accident or underride accident, recovering the financial compensation you deserve won't be easy. There can be multiple parties involved. And each may have their own lawyers and their own insurance companies.
That's why you need an experienced attorney who knows how to fight the trucking companies and the insurance companies on your behalf. Jeff has been helping the injured in Henderson County for more than 20 years. He is dedicated to helping you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Building cases that get results
The negligence of a driver can cause an 18-wheeler accident. The driver may have been texting, or was distracted by something else. The driver could have been speeding or driving recklessly. Sometimes, drivers get behind the wheel of a semi-truck even though they have been drinking, or under the influence of drugs or certain prescription medications.
But trucking company negligence can also lead to an accident. For example, the trucking company is responsible for making sure a driver is qualified and has a safe driving record. The company also needs to ensure that their trucks are properly maintained and any needed repairs are made promptly.
But drivers and trucking companies typically deny doing anything wrong. Trucking companies know there is a lot of money at stake. They don't want to be found at fault and face higher insurance premiums. Insurance companies don't want to pay, either. They're number one priority is protecting their profits.
Count on Jeff when it counts
Our legal team investigates your 18-wheeler accident so we can learn what really happened. Jeff takes quick action to preserve evidence under the control of the trucking company. This includes the truck's "black box" data, maintenance records and hours of service (HOS) logs. He identifies and interview witnesses. If needed, he consults accident reconstruction experts.
Jeff builds a strong case and fights to hold negligent parties accountable. When insurance companies see that he is ready to fight for you to the end, they often agree to talk about a settlement. But Jeff is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If they won't agree to an arrangement that works for you, he'll be ready to fight for you in court.
Learn more about how a truck accident attorney can help. Contact us for a free consultation. Jeff has the experience you need and is ready to work for you.