In personal injury law, trucking accidents are vehicle crashes that involve a tractor-trailer truck, 18-wheeler, or any other large commercial vehicle.
An October 2018 OAHU reports that “A 5-year-old girl was struck and killed by a garbage truck Wednesday in a traffic accident”. Police told, “the girl was riding her bicycle… truck hit her and she was pronounced dead at the scene.” The investigation is still in progress.
What Causes Most Georgia Trucking Accidents?
Commercial trucking crashes happen for many different reasons. Studies show us that the truck driver is usually at-fault. There are a few explanations for that.
First, truck drivers are susceptible to the same kind of negligence that plague so many other motorists, things like:
- Following too closely
- Failure to check blind spots before merging or making turns
- Texting while driving (or other smartphone use behind the wheel)
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Careless or reckless driving
- Failure to adjust driving behavior to weather or traffic conditions
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Violating traffic laws
Victims of Trucking Accidents: What Are Some Legal Options?
If you or your relative has suffered injury or death in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to a large amount of financial compensation (depending on the circumstances of the crash and the nature of the injuries). Many victims are surprised to discover that the law entitles them to much more money than they expected.
T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an aggressive Georgia personal injury law firm serving the metro communities of Atlanta and Augusta, with additional services available throughout The Peach State.
Our experienced Georgia trucking accident attorneys are prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve. We’ve represented many victims and families just like you. We’ve fought corporate giants in those cases – including some of the biggest corporations and insurance companies in the world – and we’ve frequently been successful in producing a financially advantageous outcome for the people whom we represent. Our Augusta truck accident attorneys and Jonesboro truck accident lawyers are there for you – we serve all of Georgia. Let us fight for you.