All Types of Trucking Accident Cases

About trucking accidents
Truck accidents, such as those involving semis, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles, are among the most perilous kinds of accidents that can occur on the road. Large trucks may only account for 3 percent of all motor vehicles on the road, but 12 percent of all crashes involve these vehicles. If you or a loved one is injured in an 18-wheeler or semi truck accident in Marietta, Nicholson Phillips can help you obtain rightful compensation for your losses.

Types of truck accidents
A tractor-trailer or other truck accident in northern Georgia can occur under a number of different circumstances. All types of trucking accidents are dangerous in different ways, and all can cause significant damage and lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. The following types of 18-wheeler truck accidents are among the most common:

Head-on truck accidents — These types of accidents occur when the front ends of two or more vehicles, at least one being a semi or other large truck, collide. Head-on crashes tend to be quite violent and can cause serious damage, depending on how fast the vehicles are traveling at the time of impact.
Rear-end truck accidents — A truck may crash into the vehicle ahead of it for several reasons. If the driver ahead suddenly decelerates, a driver following too closely may not have enough time to brake. A fatigued driver who does not adhere to the federal hour limits and rest regulations may have delayed reaction time even when following at a safe distance.
Side collisions — When an 18-wheeler or other large truck crashes into the side of another automobile, injuries and vehicle damage can be the most severe, though the level of damage often depends on the vehicle’s safety features, how fast the vehicle and truck were traveling and the area in which the vehicle was struck. Side-collision truck accidents most typically occur when a truck fails to yield the right of way.
Other types of 18-wheeler and semi crashes include single-truck accidents, multivehicle truck accidents, also known as pileups, and underride truck accidents. Whatever type of trucking accident caused your injuries, an attorney from Nicholson Phillips in Marietta can answer your questions and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Helps When Negligent Driving Leaves Motorcyclists Injured

Fighting for your rights 
Motorcycles, unlike cars, don’t offer drivers any barrier of protection in crashes. For this reason, the risk of serious injury or even a fatality is particularly high in a motorcycle accident. In fact, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, more than 50,000 serious injuries and 2,300 motorcycle fatalities occur in the United States every year. Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer C. Alan Nicholson understands the inherent safety disadvantage motorcyclists have and the responsibilities and rights of all motorists. Nicholson Phillips knows how to handle injury lawsuits when other drivers fail to honor motorcyclists’ rights. For nearly 30 years, we’ve advocated for victims in Marietta and throughout North Georgia, and we have the experience to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Motorcyclist rights and causes of motorcycle accidents
All motorists, including motorcyclists, have rights as drivers and responsibilities to protect others on the road. Some responsibilities are unique to motorcyclists, such as the requirement under Georgia motorcycle helmet law to wear head and eye protection at all times.

Some rights that owners of large vehicles take for granted are consistently infringed upon when it comes to motorcyclists. For example, all motorists have the right to a full lane of the road. For car and truck drivers, this is practically a given, since only one of their vehicles fits into a lane at once. But because motorcycles are small, many other drivers think they can share a lane with a motorcycle or just pass it. Unfortunately, this poses a serious threat to the motorcyclist, who could be edged off the road, boxed in or involved in a serious collision with the other vehicle.

Often motorcycle accidents occur because of negligent drivers or other parties who do not respect motorcyclists’ rights, not because the motorcyclist was driving irresponsibly, which is a common misconception. Also, when those responsible for maintaining roads fail to clean up debris, spills and other hazards, the conditions pose more of a threat to motorcyclists than to other types of drivers.

If any of these scenarios describes your situation, or if a negligent driver in any capacity caused a motorcycle accident that resulted in your injury, you may have a valid claim for compensation in Marietta, Canton or elsewhere in northern Georgia.