Savannah Big Truck Accident Lawyers
Our Team Has Scored Record Results in the Courtroom
If you are seriously injured in a truck accident, you will most likely be forced down a fast-moving road of injustice. Trust us; you want to take this road with a skilled legal team. You need a law firm that has stood up for countless personal injury victims against those insurance company bullies.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration commercial trucks can legally weigh 20,000-80,000 pounds depending on the type of big truck it is. Given that the average weight of a car is about 4,000 pounds it is no wonder the devastating effects a truck accident collision can have for a driver. In 2018, Georgia saw 187 fatalities due to truck accidents. When you turn to Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we can help you get the medical care and settlement you deserve. Our Savannah truck accident attorneys have recovered millions on behalf of our injured clients.
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Liability in Truck Accidents
Unlike in car collisions, several parties can be held responsible for the injuries and damages you have incurred in a big truck accident.
Potentially liable parties include:
- The truck driver: If a driver is an independent contractor of the company, they are driving for they are often held liable in an accident. Additionally, if the truck driver was acting negligently or breaking the law, they may be held liable.
- The trucking company: Since employers are responsible for their employee’s actions while they are at work a trucking company may be held liable. Companies can also be the ones encouraging their employees to break FMCSA regulations in which case they can be held responsible for an accident.
- The company using the truck to ship materials: Likewise a company using the truck, even if they are not the owner, can be held liable for an accident.
- The truck’s maintenance provider: If a maintenance provider makes a mistake or fails to address certain issues that leads to an accident they can be held liable.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, one or more of these entities can be held liable for the damage you suffered. However, proving liability is rarely an easy task. Insurance companies will take immediate action to limit liability. That’s why it is crucial that you seek experienced legal counsel as soon as possible after a crash.
What to Do If an Insurance Company Contacts You
Most likely, the insurance company will reach out to you as soon as possible to offer you a low settlement in the hopes that you’ll take the money and run. Make sure you do not give them any information until you have spoken with one of our personal injury attorneys. Anything you tell them can be used against you and could negatively impact your case. We can tell you what you should and should not say to them.
What Are Truck Driver Regulations?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates when and how long truck drivers can be on the road, these rules are referred to as “hours of service regulations.” According to the FMCSA truckers are only allowed to work 14-hour days, however, in that 14 hours truckers are only allowed to drive 11 hours. The remaining 3 hours must be spent resting or taking meal breaks. Once the 14-hour limit is met, a trucker must rest for at least 10 hours before beginning a new day.
Additionally, the FMCSA regulates how often truckers may take a day off from work, this is called the 60/70-hour rule. If a trucking company is open seven days a week a driver may work up to 70 hours in an eight-day period. If a company is closed at least one day a week a driver may work up to 60 hours in a seven-day period. Once these max hours are reached a driver must take at least 34 consecutive hours off work.
Contact Our Savannah Big Truck Accident Lawyers Now
When you are injured in a truck accident, insurance companies will almost always try to settle cheap. There is a lot of power in the word “no.” Just say no and contact Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys right away. We make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Bicycle Fatality $2,400,000 Settlement
Bicyclist killed by a commercial vehicle.
DUI / Serious Injury Wreck $1,124,615 Jury Verdict
Head-On DUI collision.
Tractor Trailer Collision $1,025,000 Settlement
Rear-End Tractor-Trailer Collision
Negligent Security $1,000,000 Settlement
Fatal Shooting at Nightclub
Drunk Driving Collision $1,000,000
DUI collision with moderate injuries.
Tow Truck Collision $650,000 Settlement
Rear-end tow truck collision.
Tractor-Trailer Collision $500,000 Settlement
Rear-end tractor-trailer collision.
Pedestrian Collision $310,000 Settlement
Pedestrian hit in a crosswalk.
On-the-Job Car Collision $300,000 Settlement
Vehicle collision while on the job.
Car Accident $285,000 Settlement
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When it comes to fighting for your recovery, we refuse to settle for anything less than the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Our aggressive legal team is not afraid to go to trial to speak for victims of injury who cannot speak for themselves.
Insurance Industry Insight
Our attorneys understand how insurance companies operate and know how to prevent them from minimizing your injuries.
Our firm has a long track record of successful verdicts & settlements for the seriously injured, including many in excess of policy limits.