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Brunswick GA Trucking Accident

Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles often lead to serious and debilitating injuries. As such, they generally present significant financial burdens to victims and their families. If you or a loved one recently sustained an injury in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. The Brunswick attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak have extensive experience in the federal laws that govern these types of cases.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your legal options. You can rely on our expertise for many reasons, including:

  • We are one of Georgia’s most experienced law firms, operating in the area for 30 years.
  • Our proven record of success speaks for itself – we have secured several settlements in excess of $100 million for our clients, including the largest collected judgment in the United States.
  • Our firm works on a contingency-fee basis, which means our clients owe no attorney’s fees until we win.

Types of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often serious or even catastrophic. Drivers on the road are at risk for accidents arising from the following types:

  • Rollover Accidents. When trucks travel at high speeds, it becomes easier for them to lose control. In inclement weather or as the result of negligent operation, this can lead to a rollover.
  • Jackknifing. This unique type of accident occurs as the result of abrupt braking or wet roads and involving the cab and trailer moving in opposite directions.
  • Tire Blowouts. Due to the long hours that a truck spends on the road, tires require constant maintenance. Over or under inflation of a truck’s tires can lead to a disaster on local highways.

Causes of Truck Accidents

The NHTSA collects data regarding truck accidents and their causes. According to their research, the majority of trucking accidents arise from driver error. Behaviors such as distracted driving, operating under the influence, fatigue, and failing to follow appropriate protocol all cause trucking accidents. Additionally, improper loading and failing to maintain vehicles can also cause commercial motor vehicle crashes.

Who Is Liable?

Liability in a trucking accident may involve interpretation of both federal and state laws. Additionally, many different parties may be responsible for injuries a plaintiff sustains in an accident. An attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the case to determine the parties responsible for the accident, including:

  • The driver of the commercial vehicle
  • The employer of the truck driver
  • The manufacturer or party responsible for maintaining the truck
  • A government entity, when an accident arises from negligent upkeep of a roadway

Why You Need a Lawyer

Due to the inherent complexity of these types of cases, truck accidents require the assistance of an attorney. In many cases, several parties may share the fault for a victim’s injuries. This requires negotiation with several insurance companies to demand fair and full compensation for a victim’s material and intangible losses. The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP work diligently to identify the negligent parties and hold them responsible for a victim’s damages. We can help you gain reimbursement for expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, loss in earning capacity, and intangible harms such as loss of life quality or pain and suffering.

Your Brunswick Trucking Accident Attorney

If you or someone you love recently suffered injuries and other harm in an accident involving a commercial truck, you need an attorney willing to fight for your right to compensation. The Brunswick attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP are well-equipped to take your case and represent your rights during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a free review of your legal options.