Lawrenceville, Georgia Truck Accident
As most people know, trucks are generally much much heavier than other vehicles. They are also cumbersome and difficult to maneuver. This makes them very dangerous vehicles. The possibility of a fatal truck crash is heightened by the physics of their ability to stop quickly or to get out of the way for crash avoidance. This is a real problem for all vehicles that share the road with them. For example, a pick up truck, a van, a car or a motorcycle has very little chance of protection from a tractor trailer or semi truck. Most of the time these large vehicles are carrying heavy cargo. So not only are the trucks heavy, the weight of their cargo makes them even heavier. Because of this their center of gravity is often higher and this in turn makes it more difficult to stay on the road or remain upright in a crash.
The best protection against being hit by a truck and as a result being seriously injured is to keep your distance as a driver. But sometimes this is not possible. You might be driving on the turnpike in a construction zone and literally have no choice but to share the road with the truck. Perhaps you are driving on a truck route and its the only route you can take. Perhaps you are on an interstate which is used by many many tractor trailers and you simply have to share the road with these huge vehicles. Other than hoping the driver is careful and paying attention there is not much you can do to protect yourself. One mistake and it could mean a severe injury or worse.
Trucks are regulated by the federal government and drivers are too. The companies that own the truck are responsible for keeping their trucks safe by making sure they are compliant with all the regulations. There is a great deal of equipment that is required to be on a truck. From mud flaps to certain lights and other safety features.
Contact Scholle Law if you have been injured in a truck accident. We will investigate your case and help you recover what you deserve from the trucking company, the insurance carrier and others. We do not charge for our consultations and you will not pay us until we recover damages for you.