18 Wheeler Accident Attorney
Experienced Savannah Truck Accident Attorney
At Brooks Law Office, we provide aggressive representation to victims of commercial truck wrecks. 18-wheeler trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when loaded with cargo. An accident involving an 18-wheeler truck and a passenger vehicle could have devastating consequences. Whatever your situation, our Savannah truck accident lawyer will guide you through the legal process.
Common Causes of 18-Wheeler Accidents
It is estimated that more than 500,000 18-wheeler accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in nearly 5,000 fatalities and 130,000 injuries. Victims may suffer burns, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, internal organ damage, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and other types of injuries. Our firm will diligently investigate the crash and help you file a claim against negligent parties.
Common causes of 18-wheeler accidents include:
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Equipment malfunctions
- Overloaded or unbalanced cargo
- Poor maintenance
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Driver inexperience
Because of their large size, commercial trucks take longer to slow down than smaller passenger vehicles. They also are at greater risk of tipping over due to their high center of gravity. Improper maintenance may result in worn brakes or faulty steering mechanisms, which could cause a crash. Unbalanced or overloaded cargo could also lead to an accident.
Who May Be Liable for an 18-Wheeler Accident?
Truck drivers may be held liable for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) protocols and for driving in an unsafe manner. Trucking companies may also be held responsible for failing to comply with regulations regarding hiring practices and vehicle maintenance. In addition, cargo loading crews or third-party maintenance companies may be held liable. Our Savannah truck accident attorney will build your case and aggressively uphold your right to a settlement.
If You’ve Been Injured in an 18-Wheeler Accident, Call Our Firm Today at (912) 348-5188.
After an accident, it is important to get in touch with Brooks Law Office as soon as possible. Our Savannah truck accident lawyer will guide you through the legal process, help you file a claim, and fight for justice on your behalf. We are backed by a track record of success and will keep you informed every step of the way.
Hands On Care
Most attorneys have their paralegals or legal staff do a lot of the investigation and evidence-gathering in a case. We believe this is too important to hand off and that’s why your case will be handled by one of us personally from start to finish.
Backed by over 35 years of experience, our attorney is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and has fearlessly contested the oppositions of insurance giants, drug manufacturers, employers, and health care providers on behalf of our clients.
No Upfront Fees
All cases are handled under a contingency fee agreement. This means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we only recent attorney fees or expenses if a recovery is received in your case. Put a Skilled & Seasoned Legal Team on Your Side.
Mr. Brooks was very attentive to my case. Maria was super with her patience and my many questions. She always responded timely. This was my first time in a situation that I needed and attorney and I’m certainly super happy I found them. We will definitely use again. Highly recommend them
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Do not assume the insurance company is looking out for your best interest. They are in the business of making money, not giving it away. They can make you a low-ball offer or deny your claim all together. Contact us to get a free evaluation of your case.