Is A Trucking Company Liable For Your Injuries?
We hold big companies accountable when their negligence causes accidents
At Gary Martin Hays & Associates, we understand how to fight trucking companies – and their insurance companies – when they try to take advantage of truck accident victims. If you have questions, we’re ready to answer them-and we’re fully ready to take aggressive action on your behalf. Call 1-800-898-HAYS today.
Federal and Georgia regulations govern commercial haulers. When trucking companies violate regulations, injury victims may be entitled to compensation.
Examples of commercial trucking liability
Trucking companies may be liable in cases that involve the following factors, among others:
- Failure to maintain trucks
- Failure to conduct adequate background checks leading to a drunk driver truck accident
- Failure to hire, train or supervise drivers
- Extended driving hours by falsifying driver logs
- Overweight trucks
Even a modest-size commercial trucking company will have powerful insurance company advocates. If you are in a truck accident, you may find that the insurance companies will try to blame your actions when the other party was clearly at fault. Insurance companies will bring their own accident investigators and damage claim assessors. You don’t have to face them alone. Call Gary Martin Hays & Associates today.
It’s critical in any accident involving negligence to arrange a consultation with an attorney as soon as possible. The state of Georgia’s statute of limitations means you only have a certain amount of time to begin legal proceedings.
Just as importantly, you need to work with a lawyer quickly to make sure you build a strong accident claim. In nearly every case involving a commercial truck accident, the trucking company and its insurance carrier will send investigators to the scene shortly after the accident. You may not realize that the trucking company is working hard to defend itself against any accusation of negligence.
To make sure your rights are fully protected, you need to reach out to our law firm as quickly as possible. If you can’t call us yourself, ask a family member to get in touch with us. We will begin working on your behalf. We typically work with accident reconstruction specialists and other outside experts. We want to reach out to them quickly before evidence disappears. Trucking companies may even destroy evidence.
Our attorneys are well-versed in state and federal laws pertaining to trucking accidents. If the trucking company violated federal regulations, we will find out and hold them accountable.