Truck Accidents in Rincon

Nearly 20 Years of Legal Experience

Are you searching for a qualified attorney to handle your truck accident case in Rincon? At the Vaught Law Firm, P.C., we have nearly 20 years of experience handling truck accident claims, over which time we have secured millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.

We don't take truck accidents lightly, we know they are much bigger than the average car accident. Truck accidents involve a web of players and require significant industry-know how to comprehensively and successfully represent a truck accident victim.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of your case, you don't have to feel that way. We know what it takes to effectively resolve even the most complex of truck accident cases and we would be honored to represent you!

Who regulates the trucking industry?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2012, 104,000 people were injured in truck accidents, and nearly 4,000 people were killed. Semi-trucks are massive and they pose a real threat to motorists nationwide.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation in 2000 with the primary mission of preventing commercial vehicle-related injuries and fatalities.

The FMCSA is the government agency that enforces safety regulations and targets high-risk trucking companies and drivers. The agency has established various federal regulations which truck drivers are required to adhere to in order to maintain the safest driving practices in the truck industry.

Some of these regulations address:

  • Driving while fatigued
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Hazardous materials
  • Cargo securement

In many accident cases, a truck driver violates one of the federal trucking regulations and causes a catastrophic accident; for example, a truck driver violates the hours of service rule (HOS), which limits the maximum hours a truck driver can drive in a day and in a workweek. If a trucker falls asleep at the wheel, it can spell disaster for other motorists in the truck's path of destruction.

Other examples of truck driver negligence include: texting while driving, speeding, impatient driving, and driving an improperly loaded truck.

Peace of Mind is a Phone Call Away

If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, we urge you to contact a Rincon personal injury attorney from the Vaught Law Firm, P.C.

Not only do we have nearly two decades of experience, but our commitment to each client's success has earned us honorable achievements and accolades including the AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, and selection for inclusion in Georgia's Super Lawyers®.

Peace of mind is just a phone call away. Contact us to learn about our free case evaluations and contingency fee arrangements!