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When a Trucking Company Is Liable for Truck Driver Negligence in Georgia


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5/24/2012
Shane Smith
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Although truck driver negligence may have led to your accident and injuries, the trucking company that employs the driver also could be found liable. For help determining all of the responsible parties in your case, you should contact a Georgia truck accident lawyer. 

Some negligent acts of a truck driver have no bearing on the company that employs them. For instance, if a driver chooses to text while driving, it would likely be difficult to find the employer liable. 

However, there are other negligent actions that may lead to the trucking company also being held liable. For instance, if the driver was found to have violated federal regulations concerning how long he or she is behind the wheel, this could reflect on the employer. 

Or if it is discovered that the driver was not properly trained, the trucking company may be held liable. If the employer hasn’t ensured the truck driver’s commercial license is valid, they could be found at fault. 

Improper loading or an unsecured load on the truck could point to trucking company liability. It’s important to look at any other possible parties that may be found at fault in your truck accident. 

While there are many different types of truck driver negligence that could cause an accident, a third-party claim may be filed. If it can be proven that the trucking company also was liable, you may be entitled to additional compensation. 

After You Have Been Injured in a Georgia Truck Accident 

When you or someone you love has sustained serious injuries caused by someone else’s negligence in a Georgiatruck accident, you should know what your rights are. The law offices of Shane Smith can provide you with valuable tips on how to protect your case, free of charge including:  10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Contact our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).



Category: Truck Accidents

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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