Suwanee, Georgia Truck Accident
Across the country and in our state, trucks carry many of the consumer goods we purchase and carry other cargo that keeps our economy going. But the problem is that trucks and other vehicles, including other trucks can become a real nightmare when they collide and cause a major accident. Any accident is major when you are the one who is injured. Even with a single car accident and a truck, the injuries can be quite serious. Although in recent years, there have been safety improvements in trucks, they are still very capable of harming other vehicles and their occupants when they hit them. And unfortunately, this is a common occurrence.
The statistics say it all, in 2016, a crash with a truck only seventeen percent of the fatalities after a truck crash are in the truck. Sixty six percent of the fatalities were those in cars or other motor vehicles and the remainder were motorcycles or pedestrians. What this means is that unless you are in a large truck, if another truck hits your vehicle you have a far greater likelihood of being harmed fatally and also a greater likelihood of being injured if you are lucky enough to survive. Clearly, every accident is different. We cannot address all circumstances here, but we can look at the patterns and statistics. Traveling on a road with a truck near you is something that can lead to serious injury and worse.
What is most important is to keep your distance from these vehicles. When you can, avoid traveling in the trucker's blind spot. This is very important because if the driver cannot see you in his or her side mirror, a truck lane change could end up in a collision with your vehicle being side swiped. Driving next to a truck's side can be a problem, especially when driving on the right side. If you can see the trucker, the trucker can likely see you in his or her side mirror. If you need to travel next to a truck try to move quickly forward in your lane if you are on the right. Regardless, a truck should not make and unsafe lane change. So if you are hit by a truck from the right side of the truck and you are injured, all factors must be determined as to why and how the lane change was made. Any vehicle making a lane change is required by law to do so safely.
Contacting Scholle Law, your Suwanee truck accident lawyers after a truck crash and injury is the first step in evaluating whether you should bring legal action against the trucker, its operator or others. We will evaluate the case at NO charge to you. And we don't get paid when the case is settled or tried, until you get paid.