Truck Injury Accident Attorney

Trucking accidents are happening more frequently as our highways become more crowded with trucks. The accidents that occur with trucks often result in serious injuries and even death. Should you have an accident involving a truck, I will investigate the accident, interview witnesses, gather evidence, and identify all liable parties and their insurance companies to help you receive the full compensation you deserve.
 

Causes of Truck Accidents

Some common negligent mistakes by commercial truck drivers lead to accidents with you or I on our highways and interstates:

 

  • Failure to Maintain a Proper Lookout: The commercial driver's license manual requires that the truck drivers should be looking 12 to 15 seconds ahead of him/her to make sure there are no hazards in the roadway. Anything less can lead to a sudden lane change that can cause an accident with automobile.
  • Following Too Closely: A truck driver must maintain 6 seconds of distance between him and the vehicle in front of him at speeds of 55 MPH. "Tailgating" by trucks is a common cause of accidents and injuries.
  • Lane Changes: The commercial driver's license manual requires the truck drivers to check with his/her side mirrors to make sure no one is alongside or about to pass. If the lane is clear, a signal is required and a check to see that no one has moved into the trucks "blind spot". Assuming the lane is still clear; as the lane change begins the driver is required to double check that the lane is clear. Many accidents are caused by truck drivers that aggressively change lanes and expect the rest of us to get out of their way.
  • Stopping Distances: Truck drivers should allow enough distance to stop at the speed they are traveling; at 55 MPH it takes 450 feet to stop! Many truck drivers don't consider the stopping distance of their huge trucks often heavily loaded.
  • Driving in the Rain: Truck drivers should reduce their speed by one-third when roads are wet; very few truck drivers do this which just makes stopping that much more difficult and often weather is a factor in truck driver's negligence.
  • Rules Relating to Drivers Maximum Driving Hours: In some situations, the accident occurs because the driver is fatigued, speeding, or driving under the influence. However, weather is a big factor for drivers of these massive trucks as well. I may hire experts to identify what specifically caused the accident. Whatever the reason, I will work hard to identify the parties at fault and get you the compensation you deserve.

 

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I provide quality legal repesentation for my clients across North Georgia, including Hall CountyGwinnett CountyLumpkin CountyHabersham CountyJackson CountyBanks CountyDawson CountyWhite CountyBarrow County and Forsyth County.

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