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Truck Accident Attorneys in Macon

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At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we understand that a truck accident can wreak havoc on a person's health, as well as financial stability. For years, we've helped countless people recover millions of dollars in compensation after they've been plagued by a personal injury that involved a negligent and reckless party.

As experienced truck accident lawyers, we've dedicated our careers to helping our clients and giving each and every case our personal attention and a customized approach. Our team prides itself on being skilled trial lawyers, and on being an ethnically diverse group of experienced and compassionate attorneys.

Call us today at (478) 449-0137 to reach our offices in Macon, Milledgeville, and Albany! Free, initial consultations available for all potential clients.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

Large commercial trucks can cause devastating injuries due to their size and weight. If you or your loved one was involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation to recover the losses you've suffered such as current and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our team of experienced trial lawyers can provide a free consultation, and help identify which party was at fault, and who can be held legally responsible.

Some of the most common causes of truck accidents we have handled include:

  • Malfunctioning brakes
  • Jackknifing
  • Truck rollover
  • Fuel fires
  • Tired or inexperienced driver
  • Blind spots

Are Truck Drivers Responsible for Damages?

While a truck driver may cause an accident, he or she may not be legally liable for the resulting damages. This is because truck drivers are “on the clock,” so to speak, meaning they are operating their vehicles under the scope of their employment. As such, the trucking company that employs the driver is often responsible for damages in the event of an accident under what are known as respondeat superior rules. Put simply, respondeat superior is a doctrine that states employers are liable for the actions of their employees when such actions result in harm or injury to another and when those actions occur while the employee is carrying out duties covered in the scope of their employment and/or that benefit the employer. In other words, even if a truck driver was negligent, the trucking company may be liable for your damages.

This is not always the case, however. If the truck driver in question is not classified as an employee but, rather, as an independent contractor, the trucking company has virtually no responsibility for the actions of the driver (as long as the driver is, in fact, an independent contractor and is not misclassified as such). Additionally, a trucking company may argue that it is not liable for a driver’s actions if those actions fall outside the scope of his or her employment or when the driver violates company policies (e.g. driving drunk, breaking traffic laws, etc.).

In some cases, neither the truck driver nor the trucking company are liable for an accident and the resulting damages. This could be the case when a third party, such as another motorist, causes the accident or when the accident is the result of a defective vehicle or part. It’s important to work with an attorney who understands the various nuances involved in truck accident claims and who knows how to determine exactly how an accident occurred—and who is liable. We invite you to contact our Macon truck accident attorneys today to learn more about how we can help you with your case.

Put 120+ Years of Combined Experience in Your Corner

When you're ready to move forward with your claim, we're prepared to offer you quality legal representation. Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. is experienced in complex litigation, and we're a small enough firm that every case matters. Reach our team of Macon truck accident attorneys today by calling (478) 449-0137! We offer a personalized approach to every client from our offices in Macon, Milledgeville, and Albany.

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  1. We possess extensive trial and complex litigation experience.
  2. All clients receive a free and confidential consultation.
  3. Every case receives the personalized attention deserved.
  4. Our attorneys have recovered millions for past injured clients.
  5. Individuals who visit our office meet with an attorney.
  6. Our respected firm is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.®
  7. We are proud members of the Georgia and American
    Trial Lawyers Associations.
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