Were you or a loved one recently involved in a truck wreck? Check out these 3 truck accident facts, then call our Augusta lawyers today.
1. Truck Accident Settlement Offers
I had a nice man call me last week who had been involved in a commercial trucking accident case on the Jimmie Dyess Parkway. He asked me, “Should I take the insurance company’s first offer?” If you’re reading this, you may have the same question. I told the man not to take the insurance company’s first offer. It’s my experience that insurance companies for commercial trucking accidents always start low and try to get the client to accept a lowball offer. They never give the client the full value of the case to pay for the client’s injuries on the first offer.
If you have any questions about your commercial trucking accident case, please consult experienced trial lawyers who are experienced in such cases. We’d be happy to talk with you. Give us a call.
2. Suing the Trucking Company For An Injury
Our firm was recently hired by a lady who was run off the road on I-20 outside of Augusta, Georgia by a tractor trailer. One of the questions she asked us in our initial consultation was, “Can I sue the trucking company for my injuries sustained in this wreck?” If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions, and the answer is, yes.
The trucking company is the employer of the individual truck driver that ran her off the road. Under state and federal law, the employer is responsible for the actions of the truck driver. It’s up to the trucking company to hire, train, and supervise truck drivers to make sure they drive safely. If their truck driver causes a wreck, the trucking company can be sued.
If you have any questions about your trucking accident case in Georgia, please feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to talk with you.
3. Trucker Too Tired To Drive
We represented a lady from Waynesboro, Georgia whose legs were badly damaged in a truck accident case. The truck driver told the state patrol he was too tired to drive, and our client asked us whether him being too tired to drive would have an effect on her case. If you’re reading this, you may have similar questions.
Under federal and state law, truck drivers in Georgia have restrictions on the number of hours they can drive in a day and in a week. These driving restrictions should be recorded in logbooks that are kept by the trucking company, but many times these truck drivers falsify these logbooks. Attorneys that are experienced in truck accident cases are able to analyze the logbooks and analyze the routes the truckers drive – where they drop their loads, where they buy their gas, where they buy their meals. The attorneys can then reconstruct the routes and prove that these truck drivers were driving over the amount of time and hours they’re allowed to drive under federal and state laws, and they can be punished. It can enhance the damages of a truck accident victim’s case. That’s why it’s important to find attorneys that are experienced in truck accident cases.
If you have any questions about your truck accident case, please feel free to give us a call. We’d be happy to help.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle wreck and have questions about our 3 truck accident facts?
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