Winder Truck Accident Lawyer

semi truck accident on highwaySemi trucks are a common sight on the highways and roads of Oconee County. When these vehicles are involved in a collision, the aftermath can be devastating. These cases can be more difficult to deal with than other injury cases because the sheer size of an 18-wheeler makes severe, sometimes life-threatening, injuries much more common. Additionally, issues of ownership, regulation, and liability make truck wreck cases more complex – not to mention, the truck’s insurer will fight tooth and nail to deny any fault. 

For example, there are many different parties that could be at fault for the collision. The truck may be owned by one person, while the trailer is owned by a different company. The truck owner or commercial truck company may have failed to enforce strict maintenance standards per federal regulations, or a manufacturing defect may have led to the incident.

No matter the cause of the wreck, the trucking company and their insurance provider will immediately begin building a case that shows they bear little to no liability for the incident. For this reason, it is incredibly important to seek the help of a truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. 

The attorneys at Scholle Law have over 25 years of experience taking on the insurance companies on our clients’ behalf. We know the tricks and tactics they use to minimize or outright deny claims, and we will fight for every penny you deserve. 

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a truck accident lawyer in Winder.

Can I Hire Just Any Personal Injury Lawyer for My Truck Accident Case?

Trucking accidents are different from other vehicle wrecks because they involve commercial vehicles with commercial interests. In a collision between two passenger cars, both victims and their families most likely do not have much experience with the legal and medical issues they will face.

By contrast, accidents are a part of the trucking business, which means trucking companies and their insurance companies know exactly how the process works and how to limit their financial obligations. Trucking companies typically have engineers, investigators, lawyers, and accident reconstruction experts on the scene within 24 hours.

They secure evidence, take measurements, interview witnesses, and talk to the police officers, all in an attempt to gain the advantage in denying a victim’s claim or in minimizing any money they may have to pay out. 

In fact, it is not unusual for Georgia tractor-trailer accident victims to receive phone calls from trucking companies within a day of the accident, discussing financial offers or fault, often before the victims are remotely ready to think about those things.

Lawyers who do not handle trucking accidents very often may not have the skills and experience needed to successfully take on the insurance company. They may not be familiar with the various nuances of these lawsuits or what evidence is most important, which can prove detrimental to your efforts to seek compensation.

Wrecks caused by not following federal and state regulations

Sleepy and tired female truck driver sleeping over steering wheel inside truck vehicle cabin. People working overtime.

The trucking industry must adhere to state and federal regulations to decrease the risk of collisions. The tires, lights, cargo, and other aspects must be followed for the safety of those sharing the road with trucks.

In addition, truck drivers must follow strict guidelines and logs that keep track of the hours they have driven and rests they have taken. This helps avoid fatigued drivers who are more likely to be involved in or cause a truck crash.

When a driver has been driving for too many hours and has failed to take a break, the logs should reveal this. Truck drivers who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more likely to cause a fatal or serious truck crash, either colliding with another truck or smaller vehicle.

Our law firm understands that seriously hurt trucking accident victims would like to move on with their lives. This is why we take the time to fully explain the case and its legal issues to each client. We always keep clients updated on each new development. 

 

Get in Touch with a Winder Truck Accident Attorney Today

While it is somewhat rare for car accidents to result in catastrophic injuries, it is rare for truck accident victims to not suffer from serious, often life-threatening injuries. If you have been in a collision with an 18-wheeler, it is crucial you speak with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. 

The attorneys at Scholle Law have over 25 years of experience taking on the insurance companies on our clients’ behalf. We know the tricks and tactics they use to minimize or outright deny claims, and we will fight for every penny you deserve. 

Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Winder truck accident lawyer.