Auburn, Georgia Truck Accident
Large trucks are dangerous due to their size and weight. If you are traveling on any road or highway in the United States you know how fast these vehicles travel and the dangers they present for other vehicles, including other trucks. The federal government has issued many regulations that help to avoid truck crashes which are so likely to cause serious injury. Drivers are not only regulated in terms of the hours they are allowed to spend on the road in a consecutive period of time, but also in terms of the way they log these hours. They are required to take rests and breaks. If they do not do this, they can become fatigued. And when that happens, they can lose concentration and cause a crash.
When a truck is overloaded or if the load is not balanced, the truck can overturn or jack knife. This can be treacherous for any vehicles near the truck and for occupants of those vehicles as well. The cargo may be lost on the road and cause a road hazard or the truck may lose fuel and start a fire. There are many serious consequences to truck accidents. They cannot be understated, but fortunately Georgia law adopts the federal regulations and requires trucking companies and truck drivers to comply with these regulations. That is helpful when litigating a personal injury case against these entities or individuals since they are duty bound to comply with the regulations when they are operating large trucks and tractor trailers that travel across Georgia.
The other vehicles that share the highway with trucks are at a constant risk of being hit by them. Whether a vehicle unwittingly ends up in the driver's blind spot or a truck is simply going too fast to safely maneuver a curve, the danger is present and real. The result of a collision between most other vehicles, such as a passenger van or a small car can cause catastrophic injury for those riding in those vehicles. The injuries that result from a truck accident can be life long and enduring. That is why the law allows victims of truck accidents to recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Contact Scholle Law to get help after a truck accident. You will not pay for an evaluation by one of our attorneys about your case. You will not pay until you get paid for your injuries. This means there is no risk to you in contacting our law firm for guidance.