Brunswick Log Truck Accident Attorney
Your Recovery is My Priority
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in any type of collision with a logging truck, I, attorney Brad McLelland, can help. Often these accidents involve serious injuries, like spinal cord injuries, vertebrae fractures, paralysis, brain injuries, and even death. With more than 20 years of experience in personal injury law, I am fully equipped to handle these types of cases and help you recover compensation for your injuries when you call The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC.
The log truck industry is heavily regulated, with complicated laws and rules that require in-depth analysis and application. I am very familiar with the nuances of the laws. I understand the logging industry regulations and victims’ rights when it comes to log truck accidents. Whether you need help collecting monetary damages to pay for medical expenses, lost wages from taking time off work, or for pain and suffering, let me put my in-depth knowledge as a Brunswick log truck accident attorney to work for you.
Why Are There So Many Logging Truck Collisions in Georgia?
The logging industry has a large footprint in the state of Georgia, raking in nearly $30 billion every year. There are logging trucks everywhere, transporting countless logs of timber on roads and highways all across the state.
Unfortunately, logging companies that send truck drivers out onto Interstate 95, highways 82, 341, 99, 17, or other roadways often fail to take adequate precautions to prevent accidents from occurring.
Many often fail to:
- Properly load logs
- Use adequate fasteners
- Perform safety checks before operating the truck
- Display proper warning signs and reflectors
- Remove logs that extend too far past the end of the truck
- Drive past the allowable speed limit
- Conduct maintenance on the vehicle
Because log trucks are massive and weigh thousands of pounds, they’re also likely to cause devastating injuries to anyone involved in a collision, including broken bones, amputations, burns, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries. It’s known that the more serious an injury is, the longer it can take to heal and the more costly it can be to pay for medical treatment and miss work. I can help you avoid going into debt trying to pay off your expenses.
What to Do When Involved in a Car Accident with a Log Truck
If you were involved in an accident with a log truck, you are probably stressed and unsure of what to do next. Luckily, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center has developed an instruction manual to serve as the primary guidance for completing the most recent approved crash report. In addition to following these steps, it can help to consult with a lawyer like the ones on the team at The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC:
- Get medical attention
First and foremost, your health and safety should be at the top of your priorities. If you feel hurt or injured, you should contact 911 to get the medical attention you need as soon as possible. It is also important to document your injury in case you need this information later for a personal injury case.
- File a police report
Even if you are nor injured, the next step you should take is to call 911 for the police. The police report will serve as the first piece of evidence in your case and will help establish who was at fault for the accident.
- Gather evidence and exchange information
Any time you are in an accident, it is important to take pictures of the damage to your car as well as to the other driver’s. The drivers involved should also exchange insurance and driver’s license information. If possible, gather statements from any witnesses around.
- File a claim with your insurance company
After a car accident, you should get in touch with your auto insurance company. However, we do not recommend signing any documents or giving a recorded statement to your insurance company before consulting with a lawyer. Once you have a full understanding of what needs to be communicated to your insurance company, they will be able to give you instructions on the proper documentation to provide.
- Get in touch with a lawyer
As you can see, there are many steps that go into this process, and it is important to follow them properly and to produce proper documentation of the event. This will help produce the best outcomes in your favor and save you from paying more than you need to. A personal injury law team like The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC can help accomplish this. We are dedicated to making sure that you follow all of these steps properly to get the maximum level of wages you deserve.
Get started on your case and reclaim your life today by calling me at (912) 400-0039. As a Brunswick log truck accident attorney, I understand the nuances of your unique case.
My job as your lawyer is to maximize your recovery. Rest assured, my goal is to help you obtain the full amount of money possible under the circumstances of your case. Over the years, I have helped other Georgia injury victims and their families recover millions of dollars.
I used to work for the insurance companies, so I am often two steps ahead of them in injury claims. I know what they are likely to do before they do it. This means I can counter their strategies to underpay or deny your claim, helping you pursue the full amount you deserve.
Call or contact my law firm online. The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC. is located on Cypress Mill Road two doors down from Grandy’s in Brunswick. If it is difficult for you to come to us, I can meet with you at a more convenient location. I also offer evening and weekend appointments. As for my fees, do not worry. I handle cases on a contingency fee basis. You owe nothing unless I obtain compensation for you.
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