We Know Truck Accidents. We Know What To Do.
Collisions involving big trucks are not like a typical auto wreck. Such crashes are more likely to cause catastrophic injury or death. The accident investigation is more complex. Truckers are governed by special laws. And the corporations that own the trucks and employ the drivers have the resources to fight accountability.
For all these reasons, you need a lawyer who knows what he’s doing if you were involved in a crash with a tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle. John Houghton has dedicated his career to litigating truck accidents. His in-depth study of trucking regulations and the trucking industry has translated into justice for his clients. John has secured millions of dollars on behalf of victims and families in Georgia and throughout the country.
Injured in a truck crash? Call our Atlanta firm at 404-476-2541 for a free consultation and powerful representation.
Wide Experience With Truck And Commercial Vehicle Cases
Our legal team is equipped for all types of truck accidents, including:
- Tractor-trailers (18-wheelers)
- Package delivery trucks (FedEx, Amazon, UPS)
- Commercial freight and fleet trucks
- Utility company and road construction vehicles
- Courier and food delivery vans
- Buses and shuttles
Commercial vehicles are typically well-insured because of the potential for severe injury or fatality. However, transportation companies and their insurers are also well-defended. The Houghton Law Firm, LLC has the resources to fight fire with fire. In pursuit of justice for our clients, we are not afraid to stand up to trucking firms, major retailers and delivery corporations with fleets of trucks, or big insurance companies.
What Caused The Truck Accident?
We oversee a prompt and thorough investigation, often with the aid of accident reconstruction specialists and other professionals. John Houghton is highly versed in the federal motor carrier regulations and the ways that trucking firms skirt the rules. We work to uncover the shortcuts, negligence and blatantly illegal practices that contributed to the crash, such as:
- Driver fatigue from exceeding the Hours of Service limits
- Truck drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting and other distracted driving
- Traffic violations (speeding, failure to yield, unsafe lane changes)
- Exceeding weight limits
- Neglected maintenance (tires, brakes, lights)
- Unsecured cargo or improper loading
- Negligent hiring, training and supervision
John Houghton previously worked for one of the premier trucking accident firms in the country, and has litigated truck cases in many states. He has written extensively about truck cases and given seminars to other attorneys on how to hold trucking companies liable. John gets many referrals from other lawyers who are familiar with his knowledge and success in this field.
” Every case is designed to be presented to a jury. I live and breathe the federal trucking regulations. I know how to push the correct buttons to add value for my clients.” — John Houghton
Aggressive With Them And Compassionate With You
We purposely limit the number of cases we take on so that we devote our full energy and resources to each client. We understand how devastating it is to lose a loved one or suffer life-changing injuries, especially when the accident was preventable. We are relentless in pursuing full compensation and shining the light on trucking industry practices that put profits over safety.
Clients have John’s cellphone number and he stays in contact with them long after the legal process has concluded. He personally handles every case, from a one-on-one free consultation to hand-delivering the settlement check or jury award.
What You Can Do You Help Your Truck Accident Claim
- Take photos of the accident scene, the injuries and the property damage.
- Do not give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster or trucking company rep.
- Do not engage in a discussion or argument with the truck driver about who was at fault.
- Contact a lawyer who has tried and won truck cases.
You can reach The Houghton Law Firm, LLC at 404-476-2541 to schedule your free consultation, or contact us online. We are happy to come to your home or hospital if you are not able to travel to our office.