Truck Accident Lawyer in Bulloch County
Helping You Recover After a Serious Truck Accident
Truck accidents are some of the most devastating and deadly types of motor vehicle accidents. Due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks, these vehicles can cause catastrophic damage and severe injuries when they collide with smaller passenger cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians. If you or someone you love was involved in a truck accident, you may be facing a long and difficult road to recovery. You may be unable to work, facing mounting medical bills, and struggling to cope with the physical and emotional trauma of the accident.
At Josh D. Tucker, we understand the unique challenges truck accident victims and their families face. Our Bulloch County truck accident attorney is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have a proven track record of success in handling complex truck accident cases, and we are prepared to put our experience to work for you.
Call our office at (912) 715-8251 or contact us online today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
"You can count on Josh to walk you through every step of your lawsuit with professionalism and care."
Professional and knowledgeable. You can count on Josh to walk you through every step of your lawsuit with professionalism and care. Personal attention and service is what he is all about.- Jen M.
"The best personal injury attorney anywhere"
Josh and his staff set the standard for the practice of law. Their knowledge and professionalism were well demonstrated in assisting me in my lawsuit. If you ever need the best personal injury attorney anywhere, you need to call Josh. He and his staff take your personal injury issues personally.- Jim O.
"Mr. Tucker is professional and at the same time down to earth."
Mr. Tucker is professional and at the same time down to earth.- Denise H.
"Thank you for taking this burden from me and handling everything."
My daughter was in an accident and I felt lost when it came to trying to get the insurance company to pay for her medical care. I called Josh Tucker's office and immediately they told me not to worry and that they would handle everything from there. That’s exactly what they did. I am very thankful for the help I’ve received from this office along this whole journey. Thank you for taking this burden from me and handling everything.- Candice T.
Who Is Liable for a Truck Accident?
Truck accident claims are often more complex than other types of motor vehicle accident claims. This is because multiple parties may be held liable for the accident, including the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer, and more. In some cases, the trucking company may be held vicariously liable for the actions of its employees. In other cases, the trucking company may be held directly liable for its own negligence.
Depending on the circumstances, the following parties may be held liable for a truck accident:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The truck manufacturer
- The truck maintenance company
- The cargo loading company
- Another motorist
- The government entity responsible for maintaining the road
Our truck accident attorney can help you determine who is at fault for your accident and who can be held liable for your damages. We can then help you take legal action to recover the compensation you are owed.
What Causes Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents can be caused by a variety of factors. In many cases, multiple parties share liability for the crash. Our Statesboro truck accident lawyer can help you determine who is at fault and who can be held liable for your damages.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Truck Driver Negligence: Truck driver negligence is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. This can include any careless or reckless behavior on the truck driver’s part, such as speeding, tailgating, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and more. Truck drivers are also often fatigued, which can lead to serious errors in judgment and reaction time.
- Truck Driver Error: Truck driver error is another common cause of truck accidents. This can include any mistakes the truck driver makes, such as failing to check blind spots, failing to yield the right of way, failing to properly secure cargo, and more.
- Truck Defects: Sometimes, truck accidents are caused by defects in the truck itself. This can include defective tires, brakes, steering systems, and more. In such cases, the truck manufacturer or another party may be held liable for the accident.
- Improper Truck Maintenance: Trucking companies are responsible for ensuring that their vehicles are properly maintained and in safe working order. When they fail to do so, serious accidents can occur. In such cases, the trucking company may be held liable for the accident.
- Improperly Loaded Cargo: When cargo is not properly loaded or secured, it can shift during transit, causing the truck to become unbalanced and difficult to control. This can lead to a serious accident.
- Violations of Trucking Regulations: The trucking industry is heavily regulated by both state and federal laws. When trucking companies or truck drivers violate these regulations, they can be held liable for any resulting accidents.