Back to Personal Injury Overview

Truck Accidents

If you have been involved in a truck accident, experienced legal representation is critical. At Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, our experienced truck accident attorneys are familiar with all the steps involved in a truck accident claim and will professionally handle negotiations with the truck driver, the truck owner and the insurance companies. When a settlement cannot be reached, however, FB&G’s truck accident attorneys have the experience, skill and knowledge necessary to passionately and effectively present your case to a jury.

Truck accidents can be very serious and can result in catastrophic injuries, property damage, and even death. Due to the size of commercial trucks, truck accidents are often much more serious than traffic accidents involving passenger cars. Unfortunately, truck accident claims can also be very intricate and more complicated to handle, because they involve numerous laws and circumstances which are not at issue in cases involving typical car accidents.

Truck accidents may involve claims of employer liability, lessor liability, negligent hiring, entrustment or retention, and negligent inspection, maintenance, or repair. It is also essential to promptly gather and preserve facts and evidence related to the collision, involve multiple insurance companies for the driver and the owner of the truck, and require medical records review, and evaluation of applicable trucking regulations. If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you contact an experienced truck accident attorney right away.

The consequences of a truck accident tend to be severe, and, unfortunately, there are many different reasons that truck accidents occur, including:

  • Oversized trucks
  • Overloaded trucks
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Driver fatigue resulting from excessive hours
  • Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Poor road conditions
  • Aggressive driving
  • Improperly maintained safety precautions
  • Improperly maintained braking systems
  • Poor visibility
  • Lack of driver training
  • Lack of driver experience

If you have been involved in a truck accident, please contact one of FB&G’s personal injury attorneys online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to discuss obtaining a free evaluation of your case.