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After Georgia Truck Accident, Post-Accident Truck Driver Test May be Required (Part B)

When a serious or fatal Georgia truck accident happens, federal regulations are not to be violated. This means the trucker must be available for a post-accident truck driver test. If the driver refuses, the employer must disclose this information.

However, if the truck driver requires medical treatment, he or she has the right to receive it as well. Drivers should be aware of all these regulations if their employers properly informed them.

It is the responsibility of employers to provide instructions and procedures on what to do immediately following a truck accident. Not complying with these federal regulations could play a significant role in your case.

The results of post-accident truck driver tests may indicate that the truck driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These results can be used as evidence in proving liability.

Seeking Help from a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer 

A truck accident is usually devastating and can cause severe injuries or the loss of life. When this happens as a result of truck driver negligence, the driver can be held liable. In addition, the trucking company that employs the driver also may play a role in liability.

To prove fault, you will need adequate evidence. The results of a post-accident truck driver test can be one type. However, there are other ways you may be able to demonstrate that a truck driver acted in a careless or reckless manner.

For instance, the black box of the truck or the driver’s logbook may show why the accident occurred. The best way to learn what your rights are and to protect your claim is to contact the law offices of Shane Smith. Our law firm 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 today at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia