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Auto and Trucking Collisions


We are well-learned regarding all the legal complexities that may be associated with being involved in a car accident. In certain circumstances, such as a work-related accident, an accident involving an uninsured driver, or even one that involves crossing a railroad, it can be confusing to sort through the insurance company’s process of filing a claim and understanding all avenues to being fully compensated for your injury.

Once you have been involved in an accident, here’s what you need to do:

  • Determine the extent of any injuries.
  • Call 911 to report the accident.
  • Exchange information with every driver involved in the accident (including insurance, driver’s license numbers, phone numbers, and addresses).
  • If a commercial vehicle was involved, document the registration numbers on the trailer and cab. Also, find out who owns the vehicle.
  • Get contact information from any witnesses.
  • If you have a camera with you or a cell phone camera, take photographs to document the accident site, weather and road conditions, and the extent of damage. You may be able to take video with some cameras and cell phones.
  • Ask the responding officer where you can get a copy of the official accident report.
  • If you are injured, see a doctor immediately.
  • Have a doctor evaluate any injury.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident and give them the contact information for other drivers. Important: Do not make any statement to an insurance company representative until you have talked to your lawyer.
  • Get a copy of the accident report.

At McKibben Johnson, we are advocates for those who have been injured in car crashes due to someone else’s negligence. We empower our clients to beat big insurance. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto collision to due to someone else’s negligence, call us at 770-854-0400.


A truck accident caused by truck brake failure or an over-weighted truck can be just as severe and devastating as one caused by truck driver negligence like driver fatigue or drunk driving. However, the commercial trucking liability can change significantly, depending on the contributing factors. Parties that may share liability for a trucking accident include the trucking company, the truck driver, and any manufacturers and distributors of defective parts.

In some cases, a fatal truck accident may occur when a fatigued driver veers into oncoming traffic. Whatever caused the accident, our advocates can help. We can help offset the pressure from the trucking company’s insurer, who will often send an investigator to the scene within a few hours or even sooner. We can help ensure that evidence is preserved and witnesses are identified to ensure that the responsible party is held accountable.

According to studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving too fast for conditions is the leading cause of semi-truck accidents. Other common forms of negligence on the part of a truck driver include:

  • Vehicle traveling in the wrong lane
  • Lane change without signaling
  • Running a red light
  • Driver backing up in a traffic lane
  • Tailgating that leads to a rear-end collision

Truck driver negligence may also include drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. Trucking companies use strict standards when hiring, training and supervising truck drivers. The company may be negligent if it failed to examine a truck driver’s record, which may include a history of driving violations.

Our experienced team conducts a thorough, independent investigation of every truck accident case we accept, focusing on the information that will support a client’s claim for maximum compensation. We use top accident investigators, accident reconstruction experts, and scientific experts to build the strongest case possible for our clients.

At McKibben Johnson, we are advocates for those who have been injured in a trucking collision. We help our clients to fight big trucking companies in order to get the compensation that they deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent truck driver, call us at 770-854-0400.

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