Lilburn, Georgia Truck Accident
Truck crashes can have many causes, but one thing is very common among these crashes and that is the weight and size of trucks and tractor trailers makes accidents involving them, different than with any other vehicle. Smaller vehicles share the road with larger ones. It is not inevitable that they will collide with one another. The reason this happens is often due to human error that include reckless or aggressive driving on the part of the driver. The driver may not have had sufficient rest, might have been distracted or might have been under the influence of perhaps drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident making the control of this dangerous vehicle even more difficult.
They can also be due to other negligent acts or omissions from a legal standpoint on the part of the truck owner, driver or operator. These issues can lead to a tractor trailer or semi truck crash that is due to the failure of these parties to do what they should do or know to do or are required to do under the federal regulations. These things can include tire inflation either under or over-inflation, tire tread problems or failure to maintain tires and change them when they need to be changed. There can be severe failures in maintenance of the truck. For example, a rusted or damaged mechanical part of the truck can weaken and result in a crash. An actual issue in some of these cases is what is called metal fatigue. This is when the metal has been used for too long and not replaced so that a major system in the truck fails to operate properly and results in an accident. This may be an issue if the truck is not properly maintained.
Perhaps the truck company did not want to spend money on these things, but when they are the cause of a truck crash, in whole or in part, the trucking company can be and should be held accountable for your injuries. Perhaps the company decided to delay key maintenance milestones, but doing this made it impossible to safely operate the truck and because of this, the crash occurred. These are the things that investigator and experts often look at in a major truck crash when they could explained key questions: what happened, why did the truck crash happen, could it have been prevented? These questions seem obvious, but, in fact, if these issues are not properly pursued you might not recover what you should after an accident. Juries and judges, insurance companies and defense counsel are more likely to award what is deserved when the full extent of the causes of the accident are known. Leaving these potential issues unknown can mean that there is money left on the table that you are entitled to be paid due to the fault of the owner or driver.
When you or a loved one has suffered in a truck crash, we are here for you and we will not get paid until you get paid. Contact Scholle Law for a free consultation and case evaluation. We have the experience and expertise to help you as we have helped so many others who have been harmed.