Log trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial vehicles can cause devastating injuries and fatalities when they collide with other vehicles. Whether an accident results in a life-changing injury such as a traumatic brain injury, or it results in a fatality, when your focus is on your loved one's health or on mourning the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to contemplate reaching out to a lawyer to discuss the accident. However, contacting a lawyer early-on after an accident is paramount to preserving valuable evidence and securing the best possible result in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
When log truck accidents and dump truck accidents cause suffering to individuals or families in Georgia or throughout the southeastern United States, our personal injury attorneys at Westmoreland Patterson Moseley & Hinson L.L.P. are here to provide the experienced, diligent, and effective legal counsel clients need to obtain results.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a log truck accident or dump truck accident, call 888-469-4173 or contact us online today. Our Macon log truck accident lawyers have been successfully representing accident victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims for more than 50 years.
Macon, Warner Robins, and Albany Lawyers: Dump Truck Accidents and Logging Truck Accidents
Georgia's rich forest and logging industry means that local roadways, highways, and interstates are inundated with dangerous logging trucks. Local roads and highways in Georgia are also traveled by dump trucks, garbage trucks, and other waste disposal vehicles. Unfortunately, because these vehicles (and their drivers) are not subject to the rigorous Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) that other commercial trucks and truckers are subject to, logging trucks and dump trucks are frequently worn out, improperly maintained, and extremely dangerous. Accidents can result from:
- Cargo coming loose and littering the road with logs or other debris
- Locks coming loose and breaking windshields
- Inadequate lighting or reflectors that made it impossible to see the vehicle at night
- Vehicle equipment failures, such as worn-out tire failures or brake failures
- Driver negligence, such as speeding, reckless driving, or other driver errors
Because drivers are frequently self-employed or independent contractors, they are not held to the same standards as drivers of general commercial carriers. There are no limitations to the number of hours worked, investigations into their driving history, or training on how to properly secure cargo or inspect equipment. These factors alone contribute to the risks of serious accidents.
Pursuing compensation for injuries or fatalities resulting from logging truck accidents and dump truck accidents can be extremely complex. However, given our more than 50 years of experience in handling tough personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Georgia, our attorneys are equipped to provide effective representation throughout the process — from hiring some of the best experts in the nation to investigate the accident and analyze the evidence to identify the cause of the accident to evaluating the avenues of insurance coverage available. We have the dedication needed for superior results.
If your family is coping with the aftermath of a serious logging truck accident, dump truck accident, or any other commercial truck accident, talk to our experienced attorneys about how we can help you recover the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and other hardships. Call 888-469-4173 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.
*Free consultations and contingency fee apply to all injury cases.
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Thomas Hinson is the contributing attorney to this content.