Tractor Trailer Accidents
Our Savannah Truck Accident Attorney Is Here to Help
Tractor trailer wrecks can cause devastating injuries. If you have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, it is important to get in touch with our Savannah truck accident attorney at Brooks Law Office as soon as possible. We will answer your questions, conduct a thorough investigation, and represent you tenaciously from beginning to end.
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Who May Be Liable for a Tractor Trailer Accident?
Tractor trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and be up to 75 feet in length. Inadequate maintenance on the vehicle, improperly loaded cargo, and reckless or aggressive driving behaviors result in thousands of accidents each year. A detailed investigation is necessary to determine who is liable for a tractor trailer accident.
Depending on the situation, a variety of parties may be held liable for a tractor trailer accident:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The cargo loading crew
- The third-party maintenance company
Improper maintenance could result in faulty brakes, malfunctioning steering mechanisms, inadequate tire tread, and other hazardous conditions. Due to their large size, tractor trailers require a lot of distance to stop. They are also at greater risk for tipping over than passenger vehicles. If the maintenance company failed to perform necessary repairs and maintenance, or the cargo loading crew overloaded or failed to properly secure the cargo, they may be held liable for an accident.
In addition, the truck driver and trucking company must comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. These include strict hiring practices, maintenance requirements, and mandatory rest breaks. Truck drivers also must perform an inspection of the vehicle before and after each trip, and avoid reckless driving behaviors, such as speeding, swerving between lanes, failing to use turn signals, making wide turns, and tailgating other vehicles.
Whatever Your Situation, Brooks Law Office Is Here to Help
If you have been injured in a tractor trailer accident, Brooks Law Office can provide compassionate representation as you seek justice from those responsible. We have a detailed and up-to-date knowledge of federal and state trucking laws, and will work tirelessly to build your case. Throughout the process, our Savannah truck accident attorney will handle the legal issues of your case.
Contact our office today or dial (912) 348-5188 to speak with our attentive and experienced lawyer.