You’re driving around and suddenly you’re hit by a semi-truck driver who isn’t paying attention. The truck’s massive size causes your car to be instantly totaled and leaves you suffering severe injuries. You’re rushed to the hospital and treated immediately. You want justice, but you’re not sure where to begin. That’s where we come in.
If you’ve found yourself in a situation like this, our attorney at Brooks Law Office is prepared to fight for the results you need to put this difficult situation behind you. Get the aggressive representation you deserve—schedule a free initial consultation with us in Savannah, Georgia, today. We proudly serve injured individuals in the surrounding areas, including Effingham and Liberty counties.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can occur due to a wide range of issues, including:
- Drunk or distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Equipment malfunctions
- Overloaded cargo
- Poor maintenance
- Aggressive or reckless driving
- Driver inexperience
Because of their large size, commercial trucks take longer to slow down and stop compared to smaller passenger vehicles. In addition, they are at greater risk of tipping over, and improper maintenance can result in worn brakes and faulty steering mechanisms. No matter the cause of the trucking accident, you deserve the chance to seek justice.
Determining Liability in Georgia
Truck drivers may be held liable for failing to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 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. Depending on the cause of the accident, cargo loading crews or third-party maintenance companies may be held liable as well.
If you’re unsure of who is at fault for your trucking accident, talk to us today. We’ll put our decades of experience to work for you as we strive to determine whose negligent actions lead to your injuries.