Investigating Georgia Tractor-Trailer Accidents
A truck accident investigation is a search for answers. Was the truck driver exhausted from driving too long without a rest break? Were the tractor and trailer properly maintained? Does the driver or the trucking company have a history of unsafe operation? The answers to these and other questions can determine who will pay you for the losses you have suffered.
At The Hawk Firm in Augusta, we have a track record of success finding answers in truck accident cases. Firm founder Jacque Hawk is a former chairperson of the Tractor-Trailer Injury Section for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He has taught continuing education classes to other attorneys on how to handle truck accident cases. For a free consultation concerning your truck accident case, call 706-724-8537 to talk to a lawyer.
Uncovering The Cause Of A Tractor-Trailer Crash
Within hours of a serious truck accident, investigators from the insurer of the trucking company will usually be on the accident scene, looking for evidence that favors their side. Until you have an investigator representing your interests, you will be at a disadvantage. Evidence that supports your case could be lost. That evidence could show the following types of trucking company negligence:
- Unsafe passing
- Truck speeding
- Driver fatigue from driving too long without a rest break
- Overweight or improperly loaded trucks
- Alcohol or drug use
- Missing or defective safety equipment (such as underride bars)
- Improper maintenance
The cause of many truck accidents can be traced to violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations. When trucking companies put profits ahead of safety, the civil justice system can hold them accountable. Attorney Jacque Hawk has obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases involving truck accident cases.
For More Information About Truck Accidents
To schedule a free lawyer consultation about your truck accident case, call 706-724-8537 or fill out our contact form. We handle semi truck accident cases in the Augusta area and throughout Georgia.