Truck Accidents

Truck Accident Attorney in Forsyth County

By Your Side After Serious Injuries

Truck accidents cause major damage. Due to their size, weight, and force, an accident can involve multiple other vehicles, destroy cars, and severely injure or kill their occupants. Of the 4,136 people who died in truck accidents in 2018, 67% were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For people injured by trucks, holding the correct party responsible for damages is of the utmost importance in order to heal.

There are medical bills to be paid and vehicle damage to repair, and sometimes, these expenses can add up to tens of thousands of dollars, especially if your injuries are so serious that you require extensive medical treatment. The Musgrove Law Firm strives to handle matters concerning financial compensation so our clients can rest assured knowing the future isn’t hopeless. Our Forsyth County truck accident attorney is on the side of everyday people and works to return clients to their everyday lives as soon as possible.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

Because trucks are much bigger and heavier than passenger vehicles and are often hooked up to trailers, the types of accidents that can occur are unique and deadly. It’s important to immediately seek medical attention if you were in a truck accident before you do anything else, as these accidents typically cause catastrophic injuries like burns, amputations, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain damage.

Common truck accidents that lead to injuries and fatalities include:

  • Rollovers: If a driver loses control of their truck by speeding, making sharp turns, or hydroplaning, it can slide and roll over onto its side or roof and bring down other vehicles with it.
  • Jackknifing: A jackknife accident occurs when a rig folds itself so the cab makes a 90-degree angle with the trailer. This is usually caused when a driver brakes quickly and hard, and the weight of the trailer brings it against the cab.
  • Underrides: One of the most dangerous types of accidents, an underride collision occurs when a truck stops suddenly and smaller vehicles behind it become lodged under the trailer.

What Are the Hours of Service Regulations?

Truck drivers are required to follow more regulations than other motor vehicles since truck accidents can cause so much damage in the event of an accident. One of these truck driver specific rules, are called the hours of service regulations. This rule was mainly created to prevent fatigued driving which is a major cause of accidents. According to the hours of service regulations truck drivers can:

  • Work 14 hours maximum in a day but can only drive for 11 hours of these hours. The remaining time must be spent on rest or meal breaks.
  • Must rest for at least 10 consecutive hours before starting a new workday
  • Are required to take days off work at regular intervals

Who is Liable After a Truck Accident?

The party most often held legally responsible for an accident is the trucking company. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is that trucking companies are often caught requiring or encouraging their drivers to break regulations in order to save their company money or time. In some cases the truck driver is held liable, particularly if the accident was caused directly by their negligence, such as driving while drunk. Although it happens less often, there are other parties that can be found liable such as a truck manufacturer or cargo loading team. Have questions? The Musgrove Law Firm is experienced in investigating truck accident claims and is ready to help you today.

Why Do I Need A Truck Accident Lawyer?

Recovering proper compensation after a truck accident without the help of an experienced attorney can be very difficult. Trucking companies are often backed by top-tier attorneys whose job is to protect trucking company, and in turn, keep you from recovering the compensation you deserve. Call today to learn more about how we can help you.

Contact us online or call us at (470) 347-1515 to schedule your same-day, free consultation. Our legal team is available 24/7 for our clients and can provide the personalized attention you deserve.

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Settlements & verdicts

  • $325,000 Premises Liability

    I represented a young girl who was injured by a fixture on a commercial property, fracturing her leg and requiring surgery.

  • $250,000 Elderly rear-end collision

    Due to the speed of the crash, as well as my client’s fragile condition, he sustained significant injuries and underwent 2 years of treatment.

  • $220,000 Ride Share Collision

    Four passenger side swiped in interstate, caused to collide with a median wall. Foreign students with limited English and unable to navigate the medical process.

  • $163,000 Run-away truck

    My client was hit by a defective truck while standing in her driveway. The impact injured multiple areas of her body and resulting in nerve ablation surgery.

  • $136,000 Commercial Bus Wreck

    A tractor-trailer pulled out in front of the bus, which was traveling too fast. The bus driver was killed in the collision.

  • $100,000 Grocery store slip and fall

    My client slipped in water near the deli of a grocery store. She injured her hip, requiring surgery.

  • $100,000 Run-away truck

    A settlement with litigation still ongoing, client was hit by a defective truck while sitting in her vehicle in her friend’s driveway.

  • $75,000 T-Bone

    My client t-boned an elderly gentleman who pulled out in front of her. The impact caused severe whiplash to my client resulting in significant medical treatment.

  • $71,000 T-Bone collision

    Young lady entering her first year of college was t-boned in an intersection. She suffered from terrible anxiety and pre-existing back injuries, which were exacerbated by the crash.

  • $62,000 Roll-over on interstate

    Young mother side swiped on the interstate, caused to enter median and roll 4 times. Crash caught on dashcam. Limited back and neck pain following the collision.


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