Truck Accidents

Savannah Truck Accident Attorney

Defending Truck Accident Victims in Chatham County

Truck Accident Resulting in Injury and LossTrucks are massive in size and oftentimes carry tons of cargo that can make collisions incredibly hazardous. Truck accidents nearly always cause serious injuries or even death due to their sheer weight, momentum, and speed.

With so much at stake, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our Savannah truck accident lawyers have effectively battled against big insurance companies and are not afraid to take them to court.

Injured in a truck accident due to someone else's negligence? Call Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law today at (912) 209-6513 or contact us online to speak with our Savannah truck accident lawyer!

Is a Lawyer Necessary After a Truck Accident?

In 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 148,000 injuries as a result of trucking accidents. The fatalities that occurred due to trucking accidents rose to over 4,700 annually.

Trucking companies in Georgia have a reputation for being aggressive and fast-moving when it comes to fighting back against liability claims.

Our Savannah truck accident attorneys at Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law has the confidence that you need in order to fight insurance companies and trucking companies for the compensation that you deserve after an injury due to negligence.

A truck accident attorney in Savannah can assist you with the following in your injury claim:

  • Investigation of hours of service (HOS) logs
  • Collecting dispatch records
  • Truck maintenance records
  • Bills of lading
  • Trucking cab videos
  • Personnel reports

If you believe that you have grounds for pursuing a negligence claim, contact our Savannah truck accident law firm to discuss your case in specific detail.

Understanding Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in serious injuries and extensive property damage. It is important to understand the common causes of these accidents to help prevent them and protect yourself on the road.

Some common causes of truck accidents include:

  1. Distracted driving: Truck drivers can become distracted by their phones, GPS devices, or other activities while driving, leading to accidents.
  2. Fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to driver fatigue, impairing a truck driver's ability to react quickly and safely.
  3. Speeding: Truck drivers who exceed the speed limit put themselves and others at risk of accidents.
  4. Improper maintenance: Neglecting regular maintenance of trucks can lead to mechanical failures, such as brake failures or tire blowouts, causing accidents.
  5. Improper loading: When cargo is not properly secured or distributed, it can shift during transit, causing the truck to become unstable and potentially leading to accidents.

By understanding these common causes, you can take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones on the road. However, if you have been involved in a truck accident, it is crucial to seek legal representation to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact our experienced truck accident attorney today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you navigate the legal process.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for My Injuries?

If you or a loved one was injured in a crash, our Savannah truck accident lawyer can examine your case to see if one or more of the following parties are responsible:

  • The Driver of the truck

  • Employer of the truck driver

  • Leasing company

  • Leasing company’s owner

  • Manufacturer of truck and parts

  • Trailer owner

  • Trailer’s leasing company

  • Truck owner

One of the most difficult aspects of a vehicle accident case is proving fault. Trucking companies employ drivers, lease trucks and trailers, and purchase parts from different manufacturers. During an accident, liable parties try to shift blame to the others in order to minimize the number of damages that they must pay in damages.

Compensation for Truck Accidents in Georgia

Under Georgia’s comparative negligence law, the percentage that injured victims are at fault for the accident is withheld from their total compensation. This means that if a driver is 10% at fault and the financial award is $100,000, they can only receive $90,000. With so many different elements in a truck accident case, you need an attorney with experience on your side.

Contact Our Experienced Accident Attorney Today

Attorney Scot Kraeuter has over 20 years of experience advocating for truck accident victims. We personally handle every case that our firm takes on and prepare to take the case to trial. Our firm has a reputation as a fierce advocate inside and outside of court. We have gone head to head with insurance companies and have effectively recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law has the resources and experience for your claim. We can work with expert witnesses and accident reconstruction experts to prove a personal injury case. You deserve to be compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our team is prepared to fight for you.

Contact Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law today by calling (912) 209-6513to schedule a free consultation with our Savannah truck accident attorney!

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