The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that in 2016, 22% of all accidents involving trucks caused an injury. If you are hit by a truck when the driver is hauling cargo for business purposes, you may be able to recover damages from the company who hired the driver. An experienced truck accident attorney like the lawyers with the Don Turner Legal Team will be able to help you find out who is responsible for compensating you for your injuries in such a situation.
The companies that hire truck drivers expect them to obey the rules of the road and drive safely. However, they are also expected to deliver their cargo on time no matter what weather or other delays they encounter along the way. To deliver on time, these hard-working truck drivers can make a mistake or even drive recklessly, resulting in an accident that can cost you or your loved ones harm.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Federal law rather than Georgia law will determine what happens in an accident involving a truck. The company that hired the driver may try to avoid liability for the accident by arguing that it didn’t hire the driver or that it has no responsibility for the truck itself. Under federal law, however, a company cannot escape liability in this way.
We will examine all possibilities regarding your accident and work toward the highest possible compensation for your damages and injuries. We will research manufacturing defects in the truck and and examine whether the truck has been properly maintained. The company could also have been negligent by hiring an unqualified or improperly licensed driver. At the Don Turner Legal Team, we will use our decades of experience and our legal skill to get you the best possible outcome.
Contact an Experienced Truck Accident Attorney
If you are injured by a truck and need help, call the Don Turner Legal Team to discuss your case. We offer a free consultation. Find out what we can do for you.