Don’t Let Negligent Truck Drivers And Companies Make The Same Mistake Twice
The maintenance of a vehicle is important to ensure the safety of the driver as well as other drivers on the road. While proper vehicle service may seem like an obvious way to avoid potentially life-threatening accidents, some truck drivers and companies neglect or disregard truck maintenance altogether. When this happens, catastrophe is imminent.
At AA Law, founded in 1992, we have been fighting for compensation for injured clients in central Georgia for decades. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have won millions of dollars on behalf of their clients.
Commercial Trucks And The Responsibility To Maintain Vehicles
It is the distinct responsibility of companies that own and operate commercial vehicles to routinely inspect the vehicles for any safety issues involving and including:
- Faulty brakes
- Worn tires/tire failure
- Broken headlights and other safety lights
- Missing reflectors
- Unsecured trailers
When a company fails to maintain its commercial vehicles or semi-trucks, and that truck is involved in an accident, that company may be liable for negligence. Contributing factors – for example, if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol – may also equate to a claim for punitive damages.
Fighting For Our Clients’ Rights To Compensation For Their Injuries
At our law firm, the health and well-being of our clients is most important to us. We want our clients to obtain the compensation they need to recover from the severe injuries they have suffered as a result of improper vehicle maintenance. We also believe when it comes to righting the wrongs of negligent drivers and companies, pursuing punitive damages is vital.
CASE SPOTLIGHT: A DOT worker was injured when a tractor-trailer hauling trash hit his dump truck. The trash company argued that the flag men had not followed DOT regulations and that the wreck was their fault. AA Law obtained all the maintenance documents from the trash company, which showed that the brakes had not been properly maintained. Through the use of an accident reconstructionist, we were able to show that the cause of the wreck was in fact defective brakes and not the flagmen. The trash company paid almost 10 times the injured worker’s medical bills to resolve the case.
CASE SPOTLIGHT: Three gentlemen were driving to work on a foggy morning when a log truck was backing out of the driver’s home. The men on their way to work slammed into the side of the log truck. The log truck claimed that the men should have stopped and that their failure to keep a proper lookout caused the wreck.
Our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and analyze all the relevant evidence. In this case, AA Law obtained all the DOT records for the log truck, which showed that the log truck driver had been cited for failing to have the proper reflectors on his truck and trailer. Careful analysis of the photos from the accident scene showed that the reflectors had never been installed as the log truck driver claimed. The insurance company faced with this evidence tendered the limits of the policy.
Contact AA Law Today
If the semi truck that caused your accident was not properly maintained, we can help you discover who was at fault. We invite you to call AA Law today to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney about your car, truck or motorcycle accident. Schedule a no-risk consultation with us at 478-474-AALAW (2252) or send us an email using our online form.
All our personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we take on your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.