Truck Accident Attorney In Valdosta
Tractor-trailers pose threats that other vehicles do not. The size of these vehicles alone makes them more dangerous than other vehicles on the road. This usually means that the injuries and damages are much worse in truck accidents than in other wrecks.
At Jody D. Peterman, LLC, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries after a semi-truck crash. Please note that we are selective in the cases that we accept. In this way, we are able to focus our efforts on advocacy for people who will benefit the most from our attorney’s skillful representation. Attorney Peterman has tried more than 100 jury trials. He keeps each client’s case trial ready.
We assist clients in Valdosta, Lowndes County and throughout Georgia. We are well-positioned to provide the quality counsel you need after a commercial vehicle crash.
Helping People Who Have Been Injured In Truck Accidents on I-75
Interstate 75 is a major transportation corridor that runs through Valdosta and the entire state of Georgia. Heavy semi-truck traffic can make I-75 dangerous for other drivers. All it takes is one truck driver to become distracted or lose control to cause an accident.
Investigating Drivers And Trucking Companies On Your Behalf
To ensure that motorists are safe on the road, trucking companies are required to adhere to federal regulations. If you come to us after a truck accident, we will investigate your situation to determine whether:
- The truck driver had worked too many hours in the 24 hours and week before the crash
- The truck had received proper maintenance
- The truck’s load was properly secured
- The driver was distracted by a cellphone or other device
- The driver was intoxicated or impaired by over-the-counter, prescription or street drugs
- The driver had a history of traffic violations
Even if the truck driver fulfilled their duties, we may discover that a loading dock crew or dispatcher committed wrongdoing. Negligence by multiple parties may have contributed to the collision that injured you or killed your loved one.
Taking On Big Insurance Companies For You
If you have suffered a serious truck accident injury, it is important to seek legal advice immediately. Trucking companies have their own insurance companies and legal teams protecting them. They will do everything in their power to deny you compensation. Their investigators and lawyers will start right away looking for loopholes to help them avoid paying claims whenever possible. You can level the playing field by enlisting Jody D. Peterman, LLC, to provide the quality of representation that you need.
We know the tricks that trucking companies try to use to avoid paying injury victims all they are owed. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can start collecting evidence to support your personal injury claim. A strong case can overcome defense tactics by your legal opponents.
Georgia Truck Accident FAQ
Who can be held liable for a truck accident in Georgia?
One thing that makes truck accidents more complex is that multiple parties may be liable for the same crash. Depending on the circumstances, any of the following parties may be liable for your injuries:
- The trucking company
- The truck driver
- The party that loaded the truck
- The truck or trailer manufacturer
- The truck tire manufacturer
- Any of these parties’ insurance companies
At Jody D. Peterman, LLC, we know how to thoroughly investigate commercial vehicle accidents to determine exactly who is liable for injuries.
What types of compensation may be available after a trucking accident?
Truck accident victims often face a wide variety of injury-related costs. Our law firm helps injury victims obtain the maximum available compensation for medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, in-home accommodations for catastrophic injuries, physical therapy, emotional and financial costs that affect the entire family, and more. If you have questions about the types of compensation that may be available in your case, we encourage you to contact us today.
Why do I need an experienced truck accident lawyer?
Trucking companies and insurance companies have their own legal teams whose job is to minimize or even deny the compensation you need. It is only fair that you have a lawyer on your side to fight for the maximum available compensation you need to move forward. Before you accept an insurance company’s lowball settlement offer, talk to us. We have a long record of success in fighting for the compensation our clients need from trucking companies and insurance companies.