Berkeley Lake, Georgia Truck Accident
Large truck accidents are usually caused by truck driver negligence, negligent truck maintenance, and defects in the manufacturing or design of the truck itself. The sheer size of the average big rig makes any mistake on the part of the truck driver or manufacturer turn into a serious risk for personal injury or death should an accident occur. Tractor trailer drivers must follow many federal and state regulations, which can be found in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The long hours of driving that most truckers have to face can be extremely demanding, and the pressure to deliver goods on time can result in tired, negligent, and reckless drivers. One wrong decision, or one slower than normal reaction can cause a serious truck accident and injure innocent people.
When there are defects in the truck itself, it can cause serious problems in long-distance commutes. Examples of design and manufacturing defects can include worn tires, crooked axles, and non-responsive brakes. Vehicle maintenance failure can result in severe injuries to all those involved in an accident, but with an experienced truck accident attorney you can make sure that the manufacturer or truck operating company is held responsible for any injuries that resulted from the accident, whether it be spine injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or bone fractures.
Contact Scholle Law today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. If you or a loved one has been injured in a large truck crash caused by truck driver negligence, you can pursue compensation by way of a personal injury claim.