Truck Injuries

Any accident involving an eighteen-wheeler is a terrifying experience, and these horrendous accidents can lead to disfiguring injuries—even fatalities—that can change your life, or the life of someone you love, forever. We have nearly two decades of experience dealing with this type of case, and are licensed to practice law in both Georgia and Alabama. It is important to get the ball rolling as soon as possible on these claims, so that you do not miss your opportunity to file a claim and get the compensation that you deserve.

The Gravity of a Truck Accident

We have all seen these massive trucks rolling by us on the road, and some have even experienced the annoyance of waiting for one to turn since they often block an entire two- to four-lane roadway. But have you ever stopped to think about what a big rig would do to your vehicle, and your body, if it were to hit you? The results can be catastrophic in some cases, and almost always devastating.

More than three thousand people were killed last year in accidents involving eighteen-wheelers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, often called NHTSA for short. Sadly, more often than not, it is not the driver of the truck included in this statistic; it is the men, women, and children in the other vehicle who suffer the most by far. There are just no passenger vehicles made to withstand the impact of a tractor-trailer going at even an average rate of speed. 

Who We Deal With

The driver is only one of several people that are considered at fault in these types of accidents, and we understand this and are ready to deal with the others that will be involved. We meet with the driver, truck owner, insurance companies, mechanics, eyewitnesses, law enforcement individuals, and other key individuals who may have seen something important, and keep you informed of what is going on each step of the way. Your injury, or the injury to your family member, takes up enough of your time, so we do the hard work of developing the case for you, and you can check the status of your case to see how we are progressing at any given time.

The evidence can be very confusing, from doctor’s paperwork to insurance claims, and we are your mediator between the legal system and getting the money that you deserve. Do not try to tackle the legal system and the insurance people without someone on your side, fighting for your right to compensation.

Contact Information

Contact us as soon as possible to set up your initial consultation, check the status of your case, get information about the law in Alabama and Georgia, and reach a settlement agreement with the insurance company.

Hand and Associates

334-741-4077

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About handlawfirm

Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990. Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish. Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department. Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand, Fellows and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal adviser to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations. Ben was hired by Chief of police, Terry Sanders, to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police, Ben Brown, to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama. The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency. He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor. Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders. Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law. He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995. Ben%2
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