If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, it is very important to hire an experienced trucking-accident attorney soon after the accident to preserve your rights and prevent the destruction of important evidence necessary to maximize your recovery.
Due to the fact that these accidents often occur on highways or other major roadways, a significant number of these accidents result in serious injuries or even death.
Truck companies and truck drivers are required to follow federal regulations. These regulations govern hiring practices, safety practices and driver conduct. The Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulate the trucking industry. Georgia also has its own set of rules and regulations for truck drivers.
Fatigued driving is the leading cause of truck crashes. For this reason, FMCSA has what are called “hours of service” rules. These rules determine how long drivers can operate a truck and when they are required to rest. Truck drivers must keep detailed logs of their driving hours. The failure to maintain and report accurate hours of service can form the basis of a claim against the trucking company.
Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death
Serious injuries and even death can occur as the result of trucking accidents. A trucking accident can permanently impact your life with injuries that warrant a significant recovery. When a trucking accident occurs, it is often due to a violation of state or federal law. Because Dondra spent many years representing truck drivers in these types of accidents, she has an inside view of how trucking companies defend these claims as well as a thorough understanding of the regulations that govern the trucking industry. This prior experience will ensure you receive an appropriate recovery for your injuries or the death of a loved one.
When you hire Bass Law, you can ensure your legal rights are protected while relying on an experienced and compassionate Savannah truck-accident attorney to represent you. Because we work on a contingency basis, your legal fees and litigation costs are paid out of your recovery. You only pay if we win! At Bass Law, we are motivated to recover the best result for you in the most efficient and effective way possible. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.