Savannah Truck Accident Attorney
Defending Truck Accident Victims in Chatham County
Trucks 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. 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.
With so much at stake, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. Our firm has 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?
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 lawyer 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 attorney to discuss your case in specific detail.
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’s owner
Manufacturer of truck and parts
Trailer’s leasing company
One of the most difficult aspects of a truck 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 Under Georgia Law
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.