18 Wheeler Accidents
Georgia's Interstates and Highways are crowded with eighteen wheeler tractor-trailers travelling at a hurried pace. These trucks are an integral part of our country’s supply line of food, materials and every day consumer goods. The majority of these trucks are owned by reputable trucking companies and driven by hard working drivers.
Unfortunately, the demands of commerce and the demand for higher profits have led many trucking companies to take short cuts in their hiring procedures, maintenance inspections and service hours of their drivers. This has directly led to a great number of horrific tractor-trailer accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries, paralysis and death of Georgia's citizens. Most of these accidents are the result of gross negligence on the part of the trucking company, the driver or both.
There are a large number of Federal Motor Carrier and state laws that regulate every aspect of the trucks moving down our interstates. Many of these accidents are the result of violations of these statutes such as improper maintenance of the trucks themselves and fatigue of the drivers due to both inexperience and excessive hours logged on the roads without proper rest. It is very important that you hire a law firm with attorneys who have extensive knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier and other regulations. BEN F. WINDHAM, P.C. has extensive experience and success representing individuals and families in litigation against negligent trucking companies and drivers.