Logging is an important part of Georgia’s economy, and logging trucks can often be seen out on the roads. But when negligence leads to an accident involving a logging truck, people can suffer very serious injuries. Jon R. Hawk, Sr., LLC helps victims of logging truck accidents get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives.
Macon log truck accident lawyer Jon R. Hawk has seen people and their families struggle to recover from injuries received in a crash with a logging truck. Spinal cord injuries. Traumatic brain injuries. Broken bones. Internal injuries. These are just some of the more serious types of injuries that can have a permanent effect on a victim’s life.
Jon knows the damages that people suffer in accidents with logging trucks. People are left with mounting medical bills. They are often unable to work because of the injury, and lose income. Meanwhile, the usual bills keep coming in. They are unable to enjoy life as they had before the accident.
To make things worse, the truck driver and trucking company often deny responsibility, and the insurance company tries to reduce or deny financial compensation. That’s not right. And it’s something Jon fights to change.
Holding negligent parties accountable
Logging trucks are extremely heavy and carry cargo that can be very dangerous if it comes loose. Both drivers and trucking companies need to be responsible and follow all laws and regulations carefully. When they don’t meet their responsibilities, the consequences can be an accident that causes devastating injuries.
Our legal team investigates your truck accident to look for evidence of negligence. We look at the driver’s actions. Was the driver following the rules of the road? Was there any evidence the driver was distracted, or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs? Did the driver follow all regulations regarding hours of service? We’ll find out.
We also look at the trucking company. Were the logs secured properly? Was the truck properly maintained? Was the driver given a realistic delivery schedule? Were the driver’s qualifications and safety record checked before hiring? We’ll get the records that answer our questions.
Jon will build a strong case that gets the trucking company and insurance carrier to the negotiating table. If they won’t agree to a settlement that meets your needs, he will fight for you in court.
If you’ve been injured in an accident involving a logging truck, talk to Jon. He’ll listen to what happened, explain your options and answer your questions during a free consultation. Contact us to set up a time to talk.