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Road Hazards can Cause Truck Accidents

There are many potential causes of large commercial truck accidents, including driver error, improper maintenance, negligent hiring by a trucking company, improper cargo loading, defective truck parts, and more. Often, however, an accident involving a truck may not be the fault of anyone affiliated with that truck, such as the driver or the driver’s employer. Instead, some accidents occur because a truck driver suddenly encounters an unsafe road condition and loses control of the truck. In such cases, the driver should not be held liable, however the victims of the accident still deserve to recover for their losses. An experienced Coweta County truck accident attorney can help these victims recover from the party that negligently failed to maintain the highway.

The following hazardous conditions may cause a truck driver to lose control and be involved in a dangerous collision:

  • Potholes

  • Large cracks in the road

  • Uneven pavement

  • Steep curves with no warning signs

  • Dangerous intersections without appropriate warning signs

  • Inaccurate weight limits posted on certain roads or bridges

  • Inaccurate height limits posted on certain roads, underpasses, or bridges

  • Inadequate shoulder for emergency stops

These are only a few examples of dangerous road and highway conditions that may lead to a commercial truck accident and serious injuries suffered by motorists.

Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered injury in a truck accident and wish to recover for your losses by filing a legal claim, it is highly important that you file your claim against the correct party that acted in a negligent manner. Often it may not be readily apparent that the negligent party is the municipality responsible for maintaining the road. Additionally, lawsuits against municipalities may have complications and complex principles of law involved. The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith know how to identify negligent parties and help you recover against almost any type of opponent. Please contact our office at (770) 487-8999 for a free consultation today.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia