Personal Injury Attorneys

South Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

Results-Driven Counsel for Truck Accident Victims & Their Families

Are you looking for experienced help in the wake of a serious truck accident? If so, look no further than Hudson King. A South Georgia truck accident attorney at our firm can talk to you to determine whether you have a viable case. We can help you take the legal action necessary to pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

Commercial trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles, and when they are involved in traffic accidents the results are often catastrophic. You need an attorney who has the experience and resources to seek maximum compensation for all of the injuries and losses you have suffered.

For a free consultation with a skilled professional, call Hudson King at (229) 396-5845.

The Serious Nature of Trucking Accidents

Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, tanker trucks, and other commercial vehicles present serious hazards on Georgia’s roads when they are negligently operated or maintained. Their considerable size and weight make them likely to cause considerable damage to other vehicles if they are involved in collisions, sometimes literally crushing smaller cars. Occupants of these vehicles can experience serious or fatal injuries.

Trucking accidents can cause such injuries as:

  • Neck injury
  • Head trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Loss of limb
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Burn injuries
  • Facial trauma

Seek Immediate Counsel After a Truck Accident

Truck drivers are often on the road for extended periods of time, making them more susceptible to causing accidents as a result of fatigue. Driving fatigued leads to accidents which could have been avoided. In addition, we often find that trucks and trailers do not have the proper safety equipment to allow safe operation. Trucking companies and their drivers should be aware of these risks and make the safety of others a vital part of their operations. They should follow federal trucking regulations pertaining to driving hours, rest periods, proper safety equipment and more. What happens however, is companies often times rush to cover up evidence of their negligence as soon as an accident occurs. Many trucking companies have lawyers on call and on scene within hours – sometimes within minutes – of an accident. Truck drivers are often on the road for extended periods of time, making them more susceptible to causing accidents as a result of fatigue. Driving throughout the night and into the morning has the potential to lead to accidents that could have potentially been avoided if the truck driver had not been so exhausted. Trucking companies and their drivers should be aware of these facts and make the safety of others a vital part of their operations. They should follow federal trucking regulations pertaining to driving hours, rest periods, and more. Instead, they may rush to cover up evidence of their negligence as soon as an accident occurs. Many trucking companies have lawyers on call and on scene within hours – sometimes within minutes – of an accident.

It is vitally important that you contact a South Georgia truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after a collision with a commercial truck. The sooner you pursue counsel, the sooner we can begin analyzing every detail concerning your accident to build the strongest possible case.

When you work with Hudson King, we can help preserve evidence, document every detail, and interview every witness. Truck accident claims are often more difficult to navigate than car accident claims, because they typically involve consulting a variety of people and experts in order to determine who is at fault. We've successfully represented victims and families throughout Georgia and are ready to bring the same level of representation to your case.

Our Truck Accident Verdicts & Settlements

  • Man killed by tractor-trailer: $5,270,000.00
    Jury verdict for the family of a man killed by a tractor-trailer driver for a large South Georgia company.
  • Elderly couple killed in South Georgia truck accident: $2,000,000.00
    Two-million-dollar policy limits recovery for an elderly couple killed in a South Georgia tractor-trailer accident.
  • Man injured by truck driver:$2,000,000.00
    Two-million-dollar settlement for a South Georgia man injured by a negligent tractor-trailer driver.

We Understand Federal Trucking Regulations and Laws

Trucking companies and their drivers are subject to stringent governmental regulations and it is critical for your attorney to be familiar with these regulations. At Hudson King, our attorneys are intimately familiar with these regulations and use them to maximize recovery on behalf of our clients.

We are familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the many requirements for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders. We use this knowledge to advance our clients' cases by unveiling federal trucking regulation violations, which can result in accidents. Trucking regulations and requirements may include drug testing protocols after wrecks, required equipment and inspections, hours of service compliance, and numerous other requirements that are routinely ignored by trucking companies and their drivers.

Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

It is often necessary to consult with engineers, visual acuity experts, regulatory experts, and law enforcement to determine the true cause of a trucking accident.

Many factors can lead to trucking accidents, including:

  • Negligent hiring practices by trucking companies
  • Failure to properly maintain trucks and trailers
  • Improper or inadequate safety equipment
  • Inadequate truck driver training
  • Violations of federal trucking regulations
  • Distracted, tired, and DUI truck drivers
  • Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks

Our South Georgia truck accident attorneys are skilled at investigating the wreck and establishing regulation violations or other types of negligence or wrongdoing. Our attorneys go even further and secure the driving history, insurance status, and blood alcohol level of the truck driver. This information allows us to begin to build your case and identify facts that will allow us to seek a positive result.

We Handle Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims in South Georgia

A trucking accident can completely change someone’s life, rendering them unable to work, emotionally shaken, and left facing many bills for medical treatment and vehicle damage. With our experience in complex trucking injury cases, we know what it takes to get our clients the results they need. We have a proven track record of verdicts and settlements and will not hesitate to take a case to trial if we believe doing so can lead to favorable results. In fact, we have helped multiple tractor-trailer accident victims and their families recover millions of dollars.

Attorney J.L. King, II is a former insurance defense lawyer, which gives him an in-depth understanding of the various tactics insurance companies may use to try and cheat clients out of the compensation they deserve. We are prepared for such behavior, and we will not hesitate to take a case to court if we think it will benefit our client.

We proudly represent clients in Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, and other South Georgia communities. For your free truck accident consultation, call us at (229) 396-5845!

Pick the Right Injury Advocate for Your Case

4 Reasons to Choose Hudson King
  • Two of the Top Injury Attorneys Under 40

    We take pride in being two of the most experienced civil trial lawyers in South Georgia under the age of 40.

  • Highly Trusted by Our Clients

    Our attorneys have been involved in numerous claims in excess of $1M, including several legal matters that exceeded $10M.

  • Millions Recovered in Verdicts & Settlements

    Our firm has helped clients recover millions in each of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win!

    Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for nearly all cases, which means you owe us nothing until we reach a favorable case resolution on your behalf.