Pooler Truck Accident Attorney

We Know What it Takes to Successfully Represent You

If you were injured in a truck accident, you may not realize that truck accidents are much more complicated than a simple auto accident. Since there are many players involved, having your rights adequately protected and securing appropriate compensation will require some industry know-how.

At the Vaught Law Firm, P.C., we are intimately familiar with truck accidents and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) federal regulations, which govern the trucking industry. More importantly, we know what it takes to successfully represent the victims of truck accidents.

What sets us apart from the rest?

  • Offering a free initial consultation
  • We are a personable and friendly law firm
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®
  • AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

We understand that in the aftermath of an accident, the victim and their family may be under considerable emotional and financial stress. We are empathetic about your situation, and we care about your wellbeing. To ease process, we take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only collect a fee AFTER we obtain a reasonable settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Causes of Truck Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 3,921 people were killed in large truck accidents and another 104,000 were injured. While truck accidents claim a small percentage of the total traffic crashes, the ones that do occur tend to cause far greater property damage and injuries than standard auto accidents.

Because semi-trucks pose such a major risk to other motorists, the FMCSA has enacted various federal regulations that prohibit truckers from driving under the influence of alcohol, texting while driving, driving while fatigued, and engaging in other dangerous practices.

Common forms of truck driver negligence:

  • Fatigued driving
  • Driving under the influence
  • Texting while driving (banned by federal law)
  • Using a cell phone (banned by federal law)
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Driving an improperly loaded truck
  • Driving a truck with faulty brakes or worn tires

A truck driver may also cause an accident due to unfamiliarity with the road, or lack of experience driving a commercial vehicle.

Seek Quality Legal Representation

Because the trucking industry involves a web of players, filing a truck accident claim can be extremely complicated. You will benefit significantly by retaining a Pooler personal injury lawyer from Vaught Law Firm, P.C.

If you would like to learn more about how we would pursue your claim, contact us today to schedule a free consultation!