Buford Truck Accident Lawyer

Day cab white big rig semi truck with chrome fenders transporting cargo in dry van semi trailer running in convoy behind another semi truck driving on the interstate highway roadNo one ever expects to be in a tractor trailer crash. The hope is that all drivers with which vehicles share the road will be responsible and drive according to the road conditions, weather and other factors. When a truck driver ignores these factors, drives too fast for the conditions or too closely for road safety, a truck crash can happen. And if it does, the truck itself can cause injuries that are very severe.

We would hope that truckers understand their duties for safety, but some are under pressure to get their load to the destination or to return the truck back to the trucking company. Regardless of the reasons why truck drivers are negligent and cause a crash, the harm that is done to life and limb is serious and the law protects the injured victims.

Scholle Law is an experienced personal injury and auto accident law firm that specializes in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidentstruck accidentspedestrian accidentsbicycle accidents and more. We have served the Buford community for over 20 years. Through hard work and dedication, we have gained the trust of local residents in Gwinnett and Hall counties, earning a reputation in the community for high-quality legal representation at a fair and honest cost.

From our law offices in Duluth, Perimeter, Decatur and downtown Atlanta, we serve residents of Buford and communities throughout North Georgia. Visit our main office in Duluth, just 12 miles down the road from downtown Buford on I-985/I-85 S, on Sugarloaf Parkway (Exit 109).

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Buford truck accident lawyer.

What to Do After a Truck Accident in Buford

First and foremost, if you are involved in a serious collision in which you or one of your passengers are injured, you should call 911 and seek emergency medical attention immediately. All of the other steps listed below can wait. Your health is most important. After you’ve received treatment, call our law firm immediately to discuss your legal options.

Taking these steps can help protect your physical, emotional, and financial well-being after a collision with a semi truck:

1. Stop your vehicle

Make sure you stop your car. Pullover to safety if possible and put on your hazard lights. Above all, don’t leave until instructed to do so by a police officer. Leaving the scene of an accident (known as a “hit and run”) is a criminal offense in the state of Georgia.

2. Call the police

Call the police, even if you do not think anyone appears to be hurt and the damage isn’t severe. The police will write up an accident report that includes who was cited, where the accident took place and draw a diagram of what happened.

3. Gather information and evidence

While you wait for the police to arrive, swap information with the other people involved in the accident, and take pictures of the accident scene — including photos of your car, the other vehicles, the surroundings and even the weather. All of this information may be important later when seeking damages. If possible, also be sure to grab the contact information of the police officer who arrived at the scene and drafted the report.

4. Record your version of events

Once you’ve filed a report with the police officer, make sure you are prepared to recount the incident to an attorney. Write down the details of the accident while they are fresh in your mind such as the time of the accident, the make and model of the cars involved, the contact and personal information of all those involved, the location of the collision and the road conditions.

5. Notify your insurer

Call your auto insurance company and tell them that you were involved in a car accident as soon as possible after a wreck, even if you weren’t responsible for it.

Many policies require claimants to notify the insurance provider shortly after a crash in order to receive coverage.

6. Visit your doctor

Another thing you should do after a car accident, no matter how minor it was, is to go see your doctor. Often, seemingly minor car accidents — like a fender bender — can result in serious injuries such as a neck injury, spine injury, back injury or head injury.

Even if you don’t want to go to the hospital in an ambulance, it is extremely important to get to a doctor right away and tell them what hurts. Having a doctor’s notes, in writing, will help your lawyer interpret how the injuries you sustained were caused by the accident and how they may practically impact your life going forward.

7. Consult an attorney

Finally, contact a trusted personal injury attorney near you to learn about your legal options. At Scholle Law, we can begin to help you deal with the financial burdens that arise in the aftermath of a serious auto accident. By leveraging our experience in dealing with similar cases in Buford, Georgia, we will work to get you the compensation that you need.

From our law offices in Duluth, Perimeter, Decatur and downtown Atlanta, we serve residents of Buford and communities throughout North Georgia. Visit our main office in Duluth, just 12 miles down the road from downtown Buford on I-985/I-85 S, on Sugarloaf Parkway (Exit 109).

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Buford truck accident lawyer.