Georgia is the home to many Trucking Accidents every year causing severe or fatal injuries to drivers and passengers alike. There are a variety of reasons contributing to truck crashes, many of which involve negligence of the driver or trucking company.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
Driver Fatigue: Even though there are strict laws regarding how long a truck driver can be on the road, driver fatigue is one of the top reasons for truck accidents. Truck drivers are under extreme pressure to meet deadlines and company incentives for some miles driven, which in turn leads them to ignore the law for meeting that deadline. Because of this, there are overtired truck drivers who are not on the alert to avoid a collision.
Weather Conditions: Trucks typically have a harder time stopping than a regular passenger vehicle due to their size and weight. When you add weather conditions such as rain, snow, or icy surfaces, stopping a truck can become tough.
Poor Maintenance: There are laws that require regular maintenance and inspections of every tractor trailer. These inspections include making sure essential parts of the trucking systems are working properly. However, there are trucking companies that overlook or skip maintenance on their trucks which may cause the truck to malfunction leading to an accident.
Inadequate Training: To safely operate a semi truck, there is extensive training that needs to be completed. Many trucking companies do not provide adequate training and may be held responsible for an accident caused by their inexperienced truck driver.
Need a Truck Accident Injury Attorney?
If you have been involved in a Truck Accident and believe it was caused by driver negligence or improper maintenance, you may be entitled to receive compensation for any injuries or damages that were sustained.
Contact our Georgia team of truck accident attorneys who specialize in truck accident injury lawsuits to protect your rights. We provide a free case review to see how we can best assist with your truck injury case.