Savannah, GA Truck Accident Lawyer

When large commercial trucks like 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other large vehicles get into crashes, collisions, and other accidents, the results are often incredibly destructive. Because trucks are so large, not only is there a greater possibility that multiple vehicles can get hit, but the mass of a big truck can also severely injure the drivers of ordinary cars, even with the benefits of modern vehicle safety features. To keep piling problems onto an already bad situation, expenses incurred treating injuries sustained in a truck accident are often enormous, and the victims may never fully recover and be stuck with the effects of their injuries in some way forever.

If you were hurt in a truck accident in or around Savannah, we can help you out. Let our skilled, professional attorneys handle the legal end of things while you focus on recovery and returning to your life. We can gather evidence, build a case for you, and fight hard at trial so that you can hold those who hurt you accountable and get you the financial compensation you deserve.

For a free case review, call Rice, Murtha & Psroas at (470) 287-3070 and chat with our truck accident lawyers.

Injuries from Truck Accidents in Savannah, GA

Truck accidents can produce incredibly grisly injuries that often require immediate emergency care. It is important to get good records of your injuries for a truck accident lawsuit because our truck accident lawyers will use those injuries to determine the amount of damages you seek in your claim.

Broken Bones

Bones snapping or otherwise breaking is very common in motor vehicle accidents of all kinds. Nearly all broken bones will require a cast, sling, splint, or other immobilization device for the limb or affected area to heal properly. More serious breaks, like compound fractures where the bone pierces the skin, may also require surgical procedures. Moreover, you may need to undergo strength training or alter your diet in order to regain strength in the affected limb after it heals.

Cutting and Puncturing Wounds

You may not think of cuts and puncture wounds when you think of “truck accidents,” but they are somewhat common in truck crashes. When a vehicle – truck or otherwise – gets in a crash, there are a lot of things that can potentially cut you up or go through you. Broken glass, bits of warped metal, and other debris can cause serious damage.

Cuts you get in a truck crash will almost always require stitching or other intensive measures to stem the bleeding and promote healing. Puncture wounds, while superficially less scary to look at, can actually be much more dangerous than cuts because it only takes a few inches of penetration to cause serious injuries that can put someone in critical condition.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by hard hits to the head that damage the brain. TBIs are serious injuries that can have serious consequences. Even “mild” TBIs – more commonly called concussions, can have serious effects like mood swings, forgetfulness, and sensitivity to light and sound. If you have had a concussion in the past, the effects of subsequent ones are often worse.

More serious TBIs can have even worse outcomes, like the loss of basic motor functions, paralysis, or even death due to complications.


Disfigurement refers to anything that causes permanent damage to the body. This could mean permanent scarring or losing fingers, toes, ears, or your nose. Such injuries are visible and obvious and will be a constant reminder to the victim of the accident.


When people lose limbs in truck accidents, it generally can be broken down into two categories. Medical amputations occur in a hospital setting when doctors decide that the best course of action is to remove part or all of a limb to avoid infection and other complications. Traumatic amputation, on the other hand, occurs during an accident where the limb is violently removed from the body. Without immediate medical care, a traumatic amputation victim can easily die from blood loss at the scene of the crash.

No matter how amputation occurred during the truck accident, the victim will likely incur significant expenses going through physical therapy, getting the correct limb fitted, and paying for other associated medical costs.

Who Can You Sue after Truck Accidents in Savannah, GA?

One of the most important questions that you need to answer when preparing a lawsuit is who the defendants are going to be. In personal injury cases, you can only get damages from parties who have actually wronged you, so it is crucial that you work with our attorneys so that we can figure out the right parties to sue in your claim.

Truck Drivers

The most obvious party to sue – and one that should almost always be included in your claim, is the truck driver. Truckers can be negligent and cause accidents in the same ways as ordinary drivers. However, there are also special rules they need to follow, like hours of service regulations promulgated by the FMCSA.

Trucking Companies

You are also able to sue trucking companies for injuries they had a hand in causing. Under “respondeat superior,” or “let the master answer,” you can sue employers for the negligent acts of their employees – so long as that employee was doing something related to their job. You may also be able to sue trucking companies for negligent hiring practices or failing to adequately train their truckers.

Truck Designers and Manufacturers

If there is a problem with the truck that had a hand in causing your truck accident, you can sue the designer or manufacturer of the truck – depending on where in the process the defect popped up. Our attorneys can examine your accident to figure out where the defect occurred and who to sue.

Talk to Our Savannah, GA Truck Accident Lawyers Today

Rice, Murtha & Psoras has truck accident lawyers ready to assist with your claim when you contact our office at (470) 287-3070.