Trucking accident lawyer in Georgia and South Carolina
The commercial trucking industry transports and delivers goods throughout the United States. Because the number of loads a trucking company delivers determines its profit, many companies impose deadlines on their drivers to increase the number of loads. Unfortunately, many of these deadlines force drivers to drive at dangerous speeds, drive over their daily maximum hours, drive while tired and fatigued or drive while under the influence of medications or other drugs.
The trucking industry is heavily regulated by state and federal law when it comes to safety requirements, driver training, and how long a truck driver can drive continuously without stopping to rest. However, the pressure and unreasonable demands trucking companies place on their drivers results in hundreds of collisions. These commercial trucking company truck accident and crashes occur every day, and even may result in serious injury and death.
At George Bush Law Firm, we are willing to handle cases against trucking companies with issues including driver fatigue, drivers exceeding their federal hours restrictions, drivers under the influence of drugs, tractors that have been improperly maintained, improperly loaded and overloaded trailers, speed violations and failure to use proper lights. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, it’s important that you contact an experienced trucking attorney right away to ensure that critical evidence such as drivers’ logs, on-board trucking computer data, and dispatch records are preserved.
– Cargo Overload
– Distracted Driving
– Missing Safety Devices
– Lane Shifting
– Improper Truck Maintenance
– Mechanical Failure
– Driver Inexperience
– Improper Tie-Down of Load
– Tire / Re-tread Debris
– Failure to follow hazardous condition laws.
A negligent driver behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, tractor trailer, bus or van is a danger to everyone on the road. Trucking accidents often result from a violation of federal motor vehicle regulations. This could mean that a driver has been logging too many hours and not getting enough sleep or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. It can also mean there has been a failure to maintain the vehicle in accordance with legal standards. These types of accidents often result in serious bodily injury or wrongful death. At George Bush Law Firm, we will go to work immediately, investigating who is responsible, ascertaining the extent of the damages, and determining how to get you the most compensation possible.
Contact George Bush Law Firm and speak to a trucking accident attorney ready to fight for you in Georgia and South Carolina.