TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT ATTORNEY SERVING SAVANNAH
Our tractor trailer accident lawyers are proud of the work we do to help those who have been injured in a tractor trailer accident in Savannah.
As fellow Peach State residents, our attorneys are members of the same community as clients. Our attorneys love exploring the many things to do in Savannah. On evenings and weekends, you might run into them at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, the Forsyth Farmer’s Market, or one of Savannah’s many festivals, and if you do, be sure to say “hello.” We love Savannah, and when someone in the community is injured in a semi-truck crash, we are deeply invested in helping them.
FINDING THE BEST TRACTOR TRAILER ATTORNEY IN SAVANNAH
There are many wonderful lawyers in the Savannah area, but finding the best tractor trailer attorney is about more than finding a great lawyer. It’s about finding one that is knowledgeable and experienced in tractor trailer accidents. For example, the best business lawyer in town is not going to be the right attorney for your tractor trailer accident case.
Legal cases arising from tractor trailer crashes are a unique type of case. Unlike general car accident cases, tractor trailer crash cases involve federal trucking regulations published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These federal regulations set out detailed rules that semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles must follow. They cover safe operation and driving issues such as:
- Drive Time Limits (49 USC §395.1, et seq.)
- Procedures for Securing Cargo (49 CFR § 393.100)
- Distracted Driving
- Vehicle Inspections & Report Requirements (49 CFR § 396.9)
- Lights and Reflectors (49 CFR § 393.11)
- Cell Phone Restrictions
It is essential that the Savannah tractor trailer accident attorney you choose is knowledgeable regarding these regulations and how they apply to your case.
THEORIES OF LIABILITY IN TRACTOR TRAILER CRASH CASES
Savannah is home to many great things but it is also home to some of the most dangerous stretches of road in Georgia, including I-516 and a section of Abercorn Street. Accidents involving tractor trailers often cause the most harm because of the weight and size of the vehicle itself as well as the load it is carrying.
To ensure that persons injured in a tractor trailer accident are compensated, our tractor trailer attorneys must develop theories of liability. Theories of liability are simply reasons why the accident occurred. No accident is the same, but some common reasons for tractor trailer accidents include vehicle defects, inadequate or skipped safety inspections, driving while fatigued or distracted, and failure to follow driving laws including speed limits.
Through our experience handling tractor trailer accidents, we have become skilled at finding the correct theories of liability to pursue in a case. We use industry experts and accident reconstruction specialists to investigate the cause of the crash and apply our legal knowledge to determine who bears responsibility for the crash.
We use what we learn during the accident investigation to maximize our clients’ financial recoveries. Sometimes, we can obtain a settlement through negotiations or pre-litigation dispute resolution without even having to file a lawsuit. Other times, we have to take the case all the way to trial, usually in either the State Court of Chatham County or the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. We will do everything in our power to maximize your recovery after a Savannah tractor-trailer accident either through settlement of trial.