Tractor-trailer accidents have the potential to cause catastrophic damage, as well serious injuries. When these accidents occur because of someone’s carelessness or negligence, victims may be able to recover by filing a Georgia truck accident lawsuit. There are many potential reasons that a truck accident may occur, and determining what caused an accident is often essential to establishing legal liability. As a result, it is extremely important for people involved in a truck accident to retain the representation of an experienced Coweta County semi-truck accident attorney. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith and Associates are dedicated personal injury advocates who understand how to get truck accident victims the compensation they deserve.
One of the more common ways that trucks and truck accidents can cause injury is through unsecured or improperly secured loads. Semi-trucks often carry extremely large and heavy cargo, ranging from cars and trucks to industrial equipment or timber. In the event that cargo falls out or off of a truck, it can create a large obstacle in the road that another driver may hit. In addition, falling cargo can directly strike another vehicle, causing an accident or injury to passengers or drivers.
In addition to this danger, unsecured or poorly secured cargo can also cause a truck driver to lose control of his or her truck. Some of the types of accidents that improperly secured cargo can cause include:
- Rollover accidents
- Override accidents
- Underride accidents
- Jackknife accidents
When improperly secured cargo causes an accident, several parties may be implicated, from the truck driver to the company responsible for loading the cargo. It is important to have the circumstances of your case reviewed by an experienced truck accident lawyer to determine which parties may be liable for your injuries.
Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.