FAQs About Trucking Accidents in Georgia

Georgia truck accident attorneys discuss frequently asked questions

Because of their large size and weight, truck accidents often lead to serious injury or death. When a truck accident is caused by negligence or carelessness, the injured party deserves to recover fair compensation for damages that arise from the accident. The Georgia truck accident attorneys of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. can help you in your fight against large truck companies and their insurers. We know how to fight for your rights.

Below, our Georgia truck accident lawyers offer answers to the following frequently asked questions about truck accidents:

Is the company who owns the truck or the driver responsible for a truck accident?
Can I sue both the trucking company and the truck driver if an accident occurs?
Can a trucking company sue me for negligence?
What should I do if I am hit by a truck?

Is the company who owns the truck or the driver responsible for a truck accident?

Depending on the facts of the case, either the company who owns the truck, the driver, or both can be found responsible for a truck accident. A skilled truck accident attorney knows how to examine the facts of a trucking accident case and determine the appropriate party or parties to sue.

Can I sue both the trucking company and the truck driver if an accident occurs?

Both the trucking company and the truck driver may be sued, depending on the facts of the case and the relationship between the driver and the company. Third parties, such as manufacturers of defective parts, can also be sued.

Can a trucking company sue me for negligence?

If you are at fault in causing a trucking accident, a trucking company may sue you. Under comparative negligence law, if the carelessness or negligence of the trucking company or its driver caused your injuries, the total the company may recover is reduced by the amount of its fault.

What should I do if I am hit by a truck?

Write down everything you can about your accident. Take photos and gather evidence. Talk to an attorney as soon as possible before making any statements to any insurance company representatives.

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