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Vidalia Truck Accident Lawyer
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Commercial trucks are huge and powerful vehicles that commonly share the road with the occupants of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and with pedestrians. Traffic crashes involving trucks and these other vehicles and parties can be among the most devastating of all accidents. Due to the massive size and weight of large trucks, they can cause enormous damage to others that often results in serious or catastrophic injuries or death. Your risk for such injuries when involved in a truck accident is much higher than those of the truck occupants. Moreover, the claims process in truck collisions is generally more complicated than in other traffic accidents.
At Craig Injury, we understand all of the unique aspects of accidents involving trucks. Our firm knows what to look for, how to fully investigate all factors related to the accident, how to build and present claims to insurers, and how to skillfully negotiate for optimum outcomes. Our attorney has been engaged in this field of law for 28 years and has successfully handled thousands of claims. With our firm on your side, you can be confident that compensation for your losses and injuries will be tenaciously pursued.
Request a free consultation with our Vidalia truck accident attorney at Craig Injury Law by contacting us via our website or by phone at (912) 304-5202. Bahasa Indonesia spoken. Hablamos español.
The Complications of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are more complex than other traffic crashes for several reasons. When traveling interstate roadways, trucks are subject to federal regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This agency is responsible for safety oversight that involves over 500,000 commercial trucking companies in the U.S. Thus, truckers and the companies they work for must comply with all safety regulations. These include hours of operation, matters involving hiring, training, inspections, and safety audits.
When a truck is involved in an accident, it will be necessary to find out if the trucking company and/or driver complied with all rules and regulations. Furthermore, the truck’s “black box” may need to be accessed to discover important details about what was going on at the time of the accident.
Determining Fault in a Truck Accident Case
The parties who can be involved in determining fault in a truck accident can also be complicated. They can include:
- The truck driver, if an independent contractor
- The trucking company
- The cargo company and/or cargo loader
- Whatever entity was responsible for truck maintenance
- The truck manufacturer if the truck or its parts were defective or malfunctioned
All of these entities must be looked into for potential fault in a truck accident. Furthermore, insurance may vary with the type of load the truck was carrying at the time, such as those involving hazardous materials or even no load at all. Investigating all these factors can be a difficult task, which is why it is best to hire a skilled personal injury law firm.
How Craig Injury Law Can Help
Insurance companies are always looking for ways to pay you with as little compensation as they can get away with. They are in the business of making profits and they do so by keeping their liabilities low. In truck accident cases, multiple insurance companies may be involved and they may try to put full or partial blame on you to reduce or deny full and fair compensation.
You may be tempted to accept the first settlement offer you receive but you should not make that mistake. Ensure your losses and injuries are properly handled with representation from our firm, where we will fight to secure you a maximized result.
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