Alpharetta Truck Accidents Lawyers
Fighting for Clients with Serious Injuries
The difference in size between cars and large commercial trucks and tractor trailers leaves the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicle susceptible to severe or catastrophic injury. If you were injured in a truck accident, it is important to seek advice from an attorney with experience representing clients in these types of accidents. At the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker, we represent people injured in truck accidents in Alpharetta and surrounding communities.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors. When the accident was caused by the negligence of the driver, the trucking company, or an equipment manufacturer, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and the related expenses. We seek all possible sources of compensation for our injured clients. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Inattentive driving
- Aggressive driving
- Following too closely
- A history of reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Overloaded trucks
- Improper safety equipment
- Negligent training
- Mechanical difficulties
Truck accidents often result in extremely serious injuries, catastrophic injuries, and death. Our attorneys help people injured in truck accidents in Georgia secure compensation for their medical bills, ongoing medical care needs, lost income, and other damages.
What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?
The FMCSA has many regulations on the trucking industry that aim to reduce the chances of an accident. The hours of service regulation are one such rule that focuses on preventing fatigued driving, a major cause of accidents on the roadways. According to these rules:
- Truck drivers can work no more than 14 hours in one day
- Of these 14 hours 3 hours a day must be spend on rest or meal breaks
- Driver must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours at the end of the day
- Truck drivers must take days off work at regular intervals
Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?
One of the first steps in filing a truck accident claim is determining who is liable for your injuries. While it may seem that answer should be straightforward it does take a certain amount of investigation to determine where the responsibility lies. More often than not, the truck company is found liable for an accident. Sometimes a truck driver can be held liable, especially if the accident was caused directly by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. Other parties that are sometimes liable include the truck manufacturer or the cargo loading team, although this typically happens less often. Ready to get started on your claim? Call Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker today!
Pursuing Compensation for Your Injuries
Our attorneys are not afraid to go to trial, when necessary. We have represented hundreds of clients in cases against major trucking companies, manufacturers, and insurance companies. Our extensive knowledge of the law and our experience allow us to provide quality legal representation for our clients. Let us handle the insurance company, while you focus on recovery.