As attorneys, we can honestly admit that there are instances when you probably donâ€™t need a lawyer. A rear-end collision with a parked car is an accident claim you could most likely resolve on your own. Unfortunately, an accident with a commercial truck is a time when you most definitely need legal representation.
Truck accident cases can be incredibly complex. Not only are there huge differences in the size and weight of the vehicles involved, there are additional laws and regulations that can impact your case. A qualified attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, recruit the proper experts to present the evidence and effectively argue on your behalf.
The attorneys of Fried Rogers Goldberg are known as â€śThe Truck Accident Attorneysâ€ť because more than 75% of their cases are dedicated to commercial truck accidents. From jack-knife big rig accidents to tractor-trailer collisions, weâ€™ve seen just about every type of truck accident case under the sun.
Legal Issues Need Legal Expertise
Democracy is what makes the United States a great nation. Our ability to create and restructure the law is intended to protect the best interests of our citizens. As wonderful as the legal system can be, itâ€™s still a vast, highly specified and very particular system.
The biggest mistake people can make is to treat a trucking accident like a typical automobile accident.
There are a multitude of issues presented by a commercial vehicle case, many of which require additional expert analysis. An experienced attorney knows the limitations of their expertise and when to bring in another qualified industry professional.
The expertise necessary to effectively build and argue a case is probably the reason for Abraham Lincolnâ€™s quote, â€śHe who represents himself has a fool for a client.â€ť (He was a lawyer, after all.)
While there are exceptions to this, why take the chance? The outcome of legal issues has the potential to impact the course of your entire life. And serious injuries or tragic loss of life are often the results in collisions with tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles. Victims of these devastating physical and emotional injuries need a strong support system to get back on the road to happiness. Hiring an attorney can be the best investment in securing your future.
What Issues Affect My Case
Truck accident cases require thorough, multi-layered investigation. A large body of evidence is required to successfully argue a truck accident case, including:
- the truck driverâ€™s employment history, qualifications, drug & alcohol tests
- the trucking companyâ€™s insurance carrier information
- inspection of the commercial vehicle involved in the accident
- property damage to your vehicle
- medical records of injuries sustained
- the truckâ€™s electronic control module (ECM), aka â€śblack boxâ€ť
This short list is just a small example of the details your attorney attends to when handling a trucking accident case. Depending on the physical and emotional injuries youâ€™ve sustained, gathering all this evidence – these factors that make the difference in winning or losing a case – can just seem like an extra hassle.
Helping ease some of the hardships of life after a collision with a commercial truck is what drives us to defend the injured. We extend our knowledge and expertise beyond our clients to other attorneys through Understanding Motor Carriers, an in-depth guide to truck accident claims and motor carrier law written by our firmâ€™s founders Joseph A. Fried, Brian D. â€śBuckâ€ť Rogers and Michael L. Goldberg.
The Truck Accident Attorneys
The law firm of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC hasÂ represented victims of trucking accidents concerning wrongful death and grave personal injury in 20 states across the nation. We have extensive experience and knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry. The firmâ€™s founding partners are:
Joseph A. Fried
Joe brings an in-depth knowledge of physics, engineering, forensics, dynamics, biomechanics, human factors and accident reconstruction. This knowledge has proven crucial when investigating cases, examining opposing expert witnesses and in devising innovative visual aids for trial.
Learn more about Joe here.
Brian D. â€śBuckâ€ť Rogers
Buck works primarily as a civil attorney representing victims of catastrophic claims and is a Magistrate Judge in Fulton County. He also trains Georgia State Patrol Trooper cadets regarding cross-examination at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA.
Discover more about Buckâ€™s philanthropic passions and experience here.
Michael L. Goldberg
Michael L. Goldberg has been lead counsel for the plaintiff on eight cases with verdicts in excess of a million dollars.Â He also takes cases involving vehicular accidents, negligent security, premises liability, medical malpractice, constitutional rights and products liability.
Find out more about Michaelâ€™s career highlights here.
Our dedicated, insightful and well-rounded team includes attorneys:
Truck Accident Recovery
Many aspects of life are uncontrollable and unfair, the consequences of a serious accident being among these. Yet the law exists to provide a means of justice for those wronged and a system of accountability for those who violate it.
Survivors of truck accidents often have life-altering injuries and many victims have lost their lives. The Truck Accident Attorneys can help you recover damages for current and future medical treatments, as well as for pain and suffering.
While we can never guarantee a successful outcome, we do give our absolute best to ensure our clientâ€™s overall satisfaction. Some of our past victories include:
Disclaimer: These case results do not guarantee a specific result for your case as each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
- $5 million â€“ Truck Accident. Man was paralyzed from waist down after being struck by tractor-trailer on side of road after ice storm.
- $3.8 million â€“ Wrongful Death. Father was struck and killed by tractor-trailer after his car was disabled in roadway in Valdosta, GA.
- $4.25 million â€“ Intersection Collision. One of the largest wrongful death settlements in Greenville County, S.C. history. The Truck Accident Attorneys secured $4.25 million after the death of a middle-aged mother of two.
- $5.25 million â€“ Disabled Vehicle. This case involved theÂ wrongful deathÂ of a mother and child who were in a disabled vehicle that was struck by a tractor-trailer in icy conditions near South Londonderry Township, PA.
- $14.25 million â€“ Rear-End Collision. A womanâ€™s arm was burned and her husband and daughter were killed when their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer on a bridge near Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Truck Accident Attorneys secured $14.25 million after filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Contact Fried Rogers GoldbergÂ todayÂ to get the help you deserve.