BLAKELY, GEORGIA BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Were you injured in a big truck accident in Blakely, Georgia? Blakely is a rural area that is known for its agriculture. Big trucks hauling trees, peanuts, and many other types of crops are commonly seen around town. The loads the big trucks are hauling add tens of thousands of pounds to their overall weight. If a passenger vehicle is hit by one of these big trucks, the impact is usually significant, which can result in catastrophic injuries and fatalities.
To keep everyone safe on the road, big truck drivers are supposed to abide by federal rules and regulations. Failure to follow these rules can lead to big truck accidents. When you have been injured in a Blakely big truck accident, you need to hire a skilled big truck accident lawyer. The big truck accident lawyers at Williams Elleby have helped injury victims recover millions of dollars:
- Tractor Trailer Wreck – $1,950,000 Recovery
- Tractor Trailer Wreck – $1,200,000 Recovery
- Tractor Trailer Wreck – $900,000.00 Recovery
- Tractor Trailer Wreck Involving Shoulder Injuries – $299,000 Recovery
- Tractor Trailer Case Involving Torn Rotator Cuff – $250,000 Recovery
CHOOSING A BLAKELY BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
Big truck accident cases are different from cases involving only passenger vehicles. You need to hire a Blakely accident lawyer that has experience with these types of cases. Many issues can come into play, such as employer liability, negligent inspection, and direct violation of federal safety rules.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is responsible for setting forth the rules and regulations for big truck drivers. Your Blakely big truck lawyer needs to have a thorough understanding of these rules and regulations. The lawyer’s familiarity with these rules can make or break your case. Listed below are some of the regulations that can play a role in proving your Blakely big truck accident case:
- Pre-trip inspections (49 CFR § 396.9)
- Loading procedures (49 CFR § 393.100)
- Distracted driving
- Lights and reflectors (49 CFR § 393.11)
- Hours of service
The Blakely big truck lawyers at Williams Elleby are well versed in these regulations and will put their knowledge to work for you. Our lawyers will help big truck injury victims get the fair compensation they need.
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT CASES
With Blakely having many big trucks transporting crops throughout town, an accident can occur at any time for many different reasons. Big truck drivers may be speeding, distracted while driving, fatigued, or driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Sometimes the big truck itself has faulty repairs or experiences a mechanical failure. Other times, the big truck may be improperly loaded or hauling too heavy of a load. Whatever the reason for the big truck accident, the results can be fatal.
To help determine the cause of the Blakely big truck accident, the lawyers at Williams Elleby will perform a thorough investigation and develop a theory of liability. Our lawyers will work closely with big truck accident reconstruction and trucking experts to reconstruct the accident scene and determine the cause of the accident. This theory of liability from the experts will be combined with the lawyer’s knowledge of the safety rules and regulations big truck drivers are supposed to follow to prove your case.
Once the investigation of the big truck accident is complete and you are done treating for your injuries, your lawyer at Williams Elleby will work hard to maximize your financial recovery. Your big truck lawyer may be able to negotiate a fair settlement by sending a pre-suit settlement demand to the at-fault insurance company or during mediation. If the at-fault insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement amount, your big truck lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf and begin preparing for trial. The lawsuit will be filed in the county where the big truck driver resides or the county in which the trucking company has a registered agent. This can result in your Blakely big truck accident case being tried at Early Superior Court or in another county to follow Georgia’s venue laws.
SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTION WITH A BLAKELY BIG TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you have been injured in a Blakely big truck accident, call Williams Elleby today at 833-LEGALGA (534-2542) to get the justice you deserve. Our consultations are always free and are available in-person or via Zoom. Let us put our experience and knowledge to work for your big truck accident case.