Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer
Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer, Georgia Tractor-Trailer Accidents
The truck accident attorneys at the Angell Law Firm represent accident victims that have been seriously injured and families of people killed in truck accidents in Georgia.
Interstates 75, 85, and 20 are full of tractor trailers hauling goods through Georgia and all over the country. With busy Georgia residents filling these arteries with passenger vehicles, the roads are busy enough. Adding the thousands of truck drivers with heavy loads and tight schedules and the situation only becomes more dangerous. Many of these truck drivers are exhausted from their long, grueling schedules, which increases the possibility of a truck accident with a car. Sometimes loaded are not secure which can cause an extremely dangerous situation on the interstate. Entire truck fleets can be poorly maintained and when one of these semi trucks are weighed down with 50,000 pounds of cargo the results can be fatal for someone in an automobile.
Georgia Truck Accident Causes
There are many reasons why a truck drivers become involved in accidents. In some cases the driver is the sole cause while in other instances it is only partially the drivers fault. It is essential in all truck accidents that all parties are included in the legal proceedings. Common reasons for truck driver caused accidents include:
- Truck Driver Fatigue
- Aggressive Driving
- Driver Negligence / Carelessness (including failing to adjust to weather conditions, talking on a cell phone or playing with a radio or tv, smoking, eating, etc.)
- Alcohol and/or Drugs
- Failure to Inspect Truck, Van, and/or Trailer
Truck Driver Fatigue
Although there are rules and regulations governing the length of time a truck driver can drive, many drivers ignore these rules, or engage in other strenuous activities when they are not driving. Stress can be another source of a driver's failure to maintain safe driving standards.
Drugs and Alcohol
There are strict rules and regulations regarding the use of drugs (even over-the-counter drugs or medication) and/or alcohol for truck drivers. Drugs and alcohol can impair a truck driver's reaction time or impair a truck driver's decision making skills. If a truck driver takes any drug (prescription, illegal, or over-the-counter) that will affect his or her ability to safely operate the vehicle, then the Georgia law prohibits that truck driver from operating a commercial vehicle. You need an attorney that has the skills necessary to get these important facts and the experience to ensure you receive the best legal representation in your truck accident claim.