Any time you are involved in a motor vehicle accident is terrifying, but when it involves a commercial truck, or tractor trailer, the emotions and damages are significantly intensified. The legal process surrounding commercial truck accidents can also be quite complex. To help you navigate your truck accident case and accurately determine the responsible party, an experienced personal injury lawyer in Georgia is critical.
The Complexity of Determining the Truck Accident Cause
One of the first steps is to pinpoint the cause of the truck accident as best you can. Tractor trailers and commercial trucks are subject to additional risks on the freeway and roads compared to a private vehicle. Their staggering size alone makes them harder to control, which makes specialized driver education training imperative. Commercial trucks can weigh more than twenty times more than the average car, so there is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to a collision, including those that involve the driver of the truck as well as those that involve the truck itself.
Possible causes of truck driver accidents include the following:
- Aggressive driving and road rage
- Changing lanes without using a signal
- Distracted driving (texting, navigating with GPS, eating, etc.)
- Drowsy or fatigued driving/falling asleep at the wheel
- Failing to check blind spots properly
- Speeding and not being able to stop in time
There are other situations in which a third party may be responsible as well as cases in which the truck driver did everything right, but an accident occurred due to failed manufacturing or poor truck maintenance. Here are some possible and less obvious entities that can be held responsible for a truck driver accident:
- Government Entities
- Insurance Companies
- Trucking Companies
- Vehicle Manufacturers
A Skilled and Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
Darrell T. Farr understands the tactics and knowledge it takes to successfully defend clients in truck driver accidents. While we cannot take away the pain that these massive collisions cause, our legal team will work hard to recover fair compensation for your losses. The laws and violations that surround oversized loads and motor carrier vehicles in Georgia can be complicated and confusing. Not having an experienced lawyer on your side can leave you exposed to an unfair settlement and manipulation from the commercial trucking company.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial truck or tractor trailer, call the law office of Darrell T. Farr. We will start investigating your case right away.