Greensboro Truck Accident Attorneys
Seeking Appropriate Compensation for Injured Clients
Georgia is fourth in trucking accidents in the United States. The claims process can be complex, but an experienced truck accident attorney can help you successfully navigate the system. At the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker, our truck accident lawyers in Greensboro have successfully handled hundreds of cases throughout Georgia.
If you were injured in a truck accident, contact us to get advice from an experienced truck accident lawyer.
Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?
After a truck accident the party usually held legally responsible is the trucking company. There are many reasons for this, but a main one is that trucking companies are often caught encouraging their drivers to break trucking laws and regulations in order to save their company time or money. At times, the truck driver is held liable, particularly if the accident was caused directly by their negligence, such as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While it happens less often, there are other parties that can be found liable such as a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker is experienced in investigating truck accident and is ready to help you with your claim today.
Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?
Recovering the compensation you deserve after a truck accident without an experience attorney fighting on your behalf can be very difficult. Trucking companies are often backed by top-tier attorneys who are hired to protect their company, and essentially, keep you from recovering the compensation you deserve. The experienced attorneys at Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker know what to expect during the entire process and will fight for your best interest at every step. Call us to learn more about how we can help you today.
What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?
Truck drivers are required to follow more laws and regulations than other motor vehicles while on the road because of how much damage a single truck can cause in the event of an accident. One such important regulation is called the hours of service regulation which dictates how long a trucker can be on the road and when and how long they must take breaks. According to these rules:
- Truck drivers can work up to 14 hours in a day but can only drive for 11 hours
- Drivers must rest for at least 10 hours before starting a new day at work
- Truck drivers must take days off at regular intervals
Truck Accident Injuries
After a truck accident, you may be suffering from severe injuries that require extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and ongoing care. Such serious injuries often prevent people from working, so you may be facing mounting medical bills and loss of income.
Truck accidents often cause:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
Truck accidents can be complex and there may be many possible sources of compensation, depending on the exact cause of the accident. For example, the accident may have been caused by negligence, driver fatigue, aggressive driving, or a truck driver who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In addition, accidents can be caused by negligent training, lack of property safety equipment, or equipment malfunction. An experienced accident lawyer can help determine the responsible party in your situation.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Claim
The steps you take after a truck accident can have an impact on the outcome of your case. Of course, the first priority is to get the medical care you need for your injuries. However, if you can gather information at the scene, it can help us prepare your case. Whenever possible, get the name and contact information of the driver, trucking company, and their insurance company. Also, get the names and contact information of any eyewitnesses, and get in touch with us to discuss your case with a Greensboro truck accident lawyer.