WHO WE ARE
Schenk Smith is a personal injury law firm representing clients that have been hurt in car and truck accidents. Our firm focuses exclusively on taking personal injury cases to trial. For our clients, that means dedication, focus, and experience to achieve the maximum value for your case.
If you’ve been injured in a truck wreck, you probably have many questions. Can I sue the trucking company? What is my case worth? How can I afford the treatment that I need now if I have to wait for a settlement or verdict? Should I talk to the trucking company or the insurance company?
The personal injury and truck accident lawyers at Schenk Smith are here for you with answers. We are a phone call away and are ready to fight so that you get the compensation that you deserve. As your lawyers, we go above and beyond to strengthen and win your case.
YOUR ATLANTA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
It’s an everyday occurrence, especially in Atlanta. You’re in stop-and-go traffic, or high volume traffic, or on busy city streets, and you see tractor-trailers and big trucks barreling down the road past you.
We teach our children to share. The same is true of our roadways. We all must share the road, but doesn’t it seem that big-rigs and tractor-trailers, when driven unsafely, create an intimidating and unfair presence?
Weighing up to 80,000 pounds and extending over fifty feet, semi-trucks and tractor-trailers can sometimes be extremely difficult to operate and maneuver. That is true even for experienced operators. But that does NOT mean that truck drivers or trucking companies aren’t obligated to follow the traffic laws that the rest of us do. We all have to share the road.
Under Georgia Law, truck drivers are obligated to operate their rigs in a reasonably prudent manner. When a driver of a commercial truck, semi-truck, or tractor-trailer truck, is negligent and causes an injury, then that driver is legally responsible for compensating the injured person. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not like normal car accidents. Statistics show that injuries involving trucks are more likely catastrophic and life altering for the driver of the passenger vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been severely hurt in a truck accident, it is important that you seek out an attorney to represent you. Don’t be fooled. The insurance companies representing the at-fault truck driver are not going to help you. They are NOT on your side. Their goal after every truck wreck is to pay out as little as possible, or not at all. It is important that you don’t sign any documents presented by insurance adjusters or make any recorded statements without first consulting with an experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney.