Taking Legal Action After A Truck Accident
Every year, hundreds of Georgians are seriously injured in truck-related accidents. People in ordinary passenger cars don’t stand a chance against an 18-wheeler tank truck, log carrier, flatbed, double trailer or cement truck — sometimes with one hundred times the gross weight of the car.
Semi Accidents and 18-Wheeler Accidents Cost Lives
In truth, too many truck accident victims must have lawsuits filed on their behalf, under the category of wrongful death.
I am Warner Robins truck accident attorney Rabb Wilkerson, and I know there are many reasons trucks cause serious injuries, including:
Commercial trucking companies don’t always obey the law. Safety regulations exist to keep vehicles from crashing into each other. When trucking companies don’t honor these regulations, people get hurt.
Truck companies often hire bad drivers. Employers are obliged to examine the driving histories of applicants. Failure to do so constitutes negligence.
Poor driver training. It is not a driver’s fault if he or she isn’t told about safety equipment or the rules of the road. It’s the fault of the company that hired the driver.
Poor truck maintenance. Trucking companies are responsible for inspecting and maintaining their trucks.
Road fatigue. Drivers are often urged to keep driving, even when they are exhausted.
Working to Help You Recover the Compensation You Deserve
My firm has many years of experience and can analyze truck accidents for negligence and file claims against truck companies and other truck owners. Monetary awards are small consolation for the injuries my clients have suffered, but they are a warning to operators to make safety a higher priority.
Contact a Houston County Truck Injury Attorney
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a truck, it is important to act quickly to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to preserve evidence and obtain statements from witnesses. Contact me online or call 478-225-4370 to schedule an initial consultation. There is no risk and no obligation to find out if you have a case.