Trucking Accident Causes
Fatigue is the most common cause of driver error, contributing to about 40% of all trucking accidents. Fatigue alone can cause an accident, and when combined with other factors, the results are often deadly.
Underride and override accidents
Underride accidents can be horrific, usually resulting in decapitation. An override accident is one in which a truck runs over the vehicle in front of it. It is estimated that as many as half of all fatal truck accidents involve truck underrides.
One reason trucking accident lawsuits are so complex is that they can involve multiple responsible parties including:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Government entities
Unique truck laws
Successfully pursuing a trucking accident lawsuit requires an in-depth understanding of state and federal trucking regulations. The Georgia Injury Attorneys have extensive knowledge of these laws and have the resources to expertly investigate your claim. Truck drivers, through driving logs and other records, are held to a higher standard than drivers of passenger vehicles, and trucking companies are required to follow strict procedures involving hiring practices, truck maintenance, recording keeping, and time on the job. Only an experienced truck accident attorney knows how to find, collect, interpret, and present the evidence that you must have to prove your case.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident anywhere in the United States, The Georgia Injury Attorneys can help. We have 4 offices nationwide and have helped countless truck accident victims recover the monetary compensation they need and deserve. Please contact the Georgia Injury Attorneys today to schedule your initial consultation.