Grayson, Georgia Truck Accident
No one ever expects to be in a tractor trailer crash. The hope is that all drivers with which vehicles share the road will be responsible and drive according to the road conditions, weather and other factors. When a truck driver ignores these factors, drives too fast for the conditions or too closely for road safety, a truck crash can happen. And if it does, the truck itself can cause injuries that are very severe. We would hope that truckers understand their duties for safety, but some are under pressure to get their load to the destination or to return the truck back to the trucking company. Regardless of the reasons why truck drivers are negligent and cause a crash, the harm that is done to life and limb is serious and the law protects the injured victims.
The truck driver may not be sufficiently experienced to be driving a large truck, semi or tractor trailer. Perhaps the driver has been talking on the phone, texting while driving or is otherwise distracted. Investigation can show whether the driver was using technology that is inappropriate to use while operating such a potentially dangerous vehicle. This is reckless or negligent because every day on American roads and highways, trucks strike vehicles or other trucks and can cause a chain reaction crash that involves many vehicles. If you get trapped in a chain reaction crash, you could be harmed very badly. You might end up with broken bones, with soft tissue injuries or with brain injury. Traumatic brain injury, which could include a concussion, can take years to manage. The recovery from such an injury which can happen in a truck crash, can take expert medical support, hospitalization and physical or occupational therapies. This is expensive and you and your family will need support to cope with this situation.
The tragedy is that if the truck driver had been paying closer attention and was not distracted, you would not be suffering. There is help as the law provides for the truck driver and possibly the truck company that owns the truck, to be sued for your damages. These damages can include your medical bills, hospital bills, your lost wages, your pain and suffering and more. But to receive this compensation you must pursue your rights after a truck crash.
Contact Scholle Law after a truck crash to learn about your rights and to get help. You can contact us at any time, but you should not wait since the longer you do the more likely it is that evidence could be difficult to establish. It is helpful to consult with us as soon as you are able to do so.