Know Your Rights And Options After A Serious Truck Accident
Commercial trucks are the biggest and heaviest vehicles on the road. When driving next to one of these tractor-trailers on I-85 or U.S. Route 23, most of us feel at least a little nervous – and rightly so. In any crash between a large commercial vehicle and a smaller passenger car, there is no doubt about which vehicle (and occupants) will suffer the greatest harm.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Georgia truck accident, you need and deserve an experienced legal advocate fighting to hold the at-fault parties responsible. That’s what you’ll find at Kuveikis Law, P.C. My firm has been representing personal injury and wrongful death clients since 2007, and I have helped hundreds of individuals and families obtain just compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Did The Driver Or Trucking Company Violate Safety Regulations?
Agencies like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are tasked with enforcing regulations related to truck inspections and maintenance, driver hours of service, cargo weight/distribution, driving logs and more. While the trucking industry is highly regulated, enforcing those regulations often proves difficult, which is why trucking accidents remain so common.
After a truck crash, a logical place to begin an investigation is to determine whether the truck driver or trucking company violated any regulations, including:
- Failing to regularly inspect trucks for mechanical problems
- Failure to timely repair vehicles with identified problems
- Driving shifts that significantly exceed hours-of-service limits, leading to fatigued and drowsy drivers
- Carrying loads that are too heavy, unbalanced or improperly secured
- Failure to properly hire, train and monitor truck drivers to ensure they are qualified
Over my 15 years as a personal injury attorney, I have found that many truck accidents occur because the driver or trucking company cut corners and sacrificed public safety in order to increase profits. I work quickly to gather evidence linking these violations directly to the accident and your injuries.
The Stakes Are Especially High After A Truck Accident
Compared to other motor vehicle accidents, truck crashes are more likely to result in death or serious injuries, including paralysis and traumatic brain injury. Victims typically face a long and difficult recovery, and full recovery may not be possible.
After a truck accident, I will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation for damages like:
- Medical bills (present and future)
- Lost wages from time spent unable to work
- Permanent disability and the costs associated with it
- Vehicle and property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
Trucking companies are usually backed by high-value insurance policies, which are necessary precisely because these crashes tend to be so devastating. I understand the tactics that insurers use to deny liability and limit claims, and I don’t tolerate them. My mission is to maximize your compensation and ensure you have the money you need to live as normally as possible after your accident.
Contact Me After Any Type Of Commercial Vehicle Accident
Kuveikis Law represents victims of all commercial vehicle crashes, including those involving tractor-trailers, buses, local freight trucks and package delivery vehicles. To tell me your story and learn about your legal options during a free initial consultation, call my office in Duluth at 678-541-7669. You can also reach me via email.