Truck Accidents

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Expert Legal Representation for Truck Accident Victims in South Georgia

Collisions with large commercial trucks are a far cry from those involving smaller passenger vehicles. They invariably result in more severe injuries and damage due to the size and weight disparity between trucks and passenger vehicles. Plus, trucking companies and their insurers typically have specialized legal teams to defend against claims, making these cases more complex and near impossible to win for the victim attempting to go it alone.

If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you need seasoned legal counsel to navigate the intricacies of your case. Enter Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner. With roots dating back to 1949, our firm’s name has become synonymous with legal integrity, trust and results!

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Why choose an experienced truck accident attorney?

Truck accidents can be devastating, often resulting in severe injuries, financial strain and emotional trauma. According to recent research from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the impact of these accidents in Georgia is alarming:

  • In 2021, 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in Georgia involved at least one large commercial
  • More than 240 individuals lost their lives, marking a four-percent increase from the previous year.
  • Of all fatalities and serious injuries involving large trucks, 76 percent were occupants of other vehicles.
  • Multi-vehicle crashes accounted for 86 percent of accidents involving large trucks, causing 92 percent of serious injuries and 86 percent of all fatalities.
  • Thirty percent of single-vehicle crashes involving large trucks occurred due to operators losing control.

Given these statistics, it’s evident that truck accidents pose significant risks to all road users. Hiring an experienced truck accident attorney is critical to navigating the legal complexities and securing the compensation you deserve.

Fair compensation for your losses

Lost wages, mounting medical and rehabilitation bills, necessary modifications to your home like wheelchair ramps and handrails, plus pain, suffering and emotional distress – All of these and more call for legal and financial recompense from those responsible for your losses.

At Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner, our team of highly experienced truck accident attorneys possess comprehensive knowledge of trucking laws and regulations in Georgia. We know just how to effectively argue your case, whether in mediation with opposing counsel or in front of a trial judge and jury. We understand the challenges you face in the aftermath of a major crash and we’re committed to fighting for your rights and the fair compensation you need to rebuild your life.

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Understand that injuries sustained in accidents involving large commercial trucks can take months, even years to heal. For many victims, full healing never happens, and their lives and livelihoods are permanently altered. In such a case, your future is at stake. Don’t attempt to navigate the aftermath of a truck accident alone. Contact Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner today to schedule a free case review with a trusted accident injury lawyer serving Douglas, Waycross, Tifton, Valdosta and the surrounding areas in South Georgia.

Call us at 912-384-2287 to speak with a member of our team and take the first step toward securing the compensation you deserve. Remember, we work on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case.

Truck Accident Questions

FAQ: What should I do if I'm involved in a truck accident in Georgia?

First, seek medical attention for any injuries. Then, gather evidence such as photos, dashcam footage, police reports and witness statements. As soon as possible, contact Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner. Our highly specialized truck accident attorneys know Georgia's truck accident laws by heart and can help assure you get fair compensation for your injuries and relevant losses.

How long do I have to file a truck accident lawsuit?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit, including truck accidents, is typically two years from the date of the accident. However, there may be exceptions. For instance, in the case of an accident involving a truck owned and operated by a government entity, you may have a shorter time limit to file your claim. It's crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure you meet all deadlines and preserve your claim.

Who can be held liable in a truck accident case in Georgia?

Liability in truck accidents can extend beyond just the truck driver to include the trucking company, maintenance providers and even manufacturers of the truck or its parts (tires, brakes, etc.) in some cases. Our experienced truck accident attorneys can assess the specifics of your case to determine all potentially liable parties.

How much compensation can I receive for a truck accident injury?

The compensation you may receive for a truck accident injury in Georgia depends on multiple factors. These include emergency transport, the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, lost wage, pain and suffering, and costs for long-term needs such as physical therapy and rehabilitation and even necessary modifications to your home such as wheelchair ramps and handrails, plus repairing or replacing your damaged vehicle. Consulting with a knowledgeable attorney can provide you with a clear understanding of the potential compensation available in your case.

Can I pursue a claim even if I was partially at fault for a truck accident?

Yes, Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence rule, allowing you to pursue compensation even if you were partially at fault. However, your potential compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault that is assigned to you as opposed to that assigned to other involved parties. For instance, if you are found to be more than 50% responsible, you may be unable to collect compensation. Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner can help you navigate these complexities and maximize your recovery.

What are the major differences between accidents involving only passenger automobiles and those involving large commercial trucks?

Accidents involving commercial trucks often result in more severe injuries and damage due to the size and weight disparity between trucks and passenger vehicles. Additionally, trucking companies and their insurers typically have specialized legal teams to defend against claims, making these cases more complex. It's crucial to work with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases to navigate these unique challenges and pursue fair compensation.

Client Reviews and Testimonials

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Farrar, Hennesy and Tanner are very thorough, very understanding and compassionate. I would recommend them and Ms. Debbie (their assistant) to anyone who is in need of any assistance. I will do business with them again
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My case started off with Mr. Farrar and when he retired, Matt Hennesey took over. They fought for my case for over 4 years and Matt stuck with it. They were really good to me and still are.

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Mr. Matt Hennesy, I have to say, is one of the best lawyers you will ever have. Mr. Hennesy went above and beyond to make sure me and my wife were taken care of. I could never be grateful enough for what he did for us. And their office staff is just as caring. Thank you so much.

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