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Some Tips on Avoiding Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are an unfortunate reality of modern life. Due to their massive size and weight, commercial trucks have the potential to cause significant damage to vehicles as well as serious injuries to the occupants or drivers of those vehicles. The injuries sustained in a commercial truck accident could result in significant medical bills and even loss of income. While no award or settlement can make it so the incident never occurred, a personal injury lawsuit can compensate your for your economic and non-economic losses. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated Gwinnett County trucking accident lawyers who understand how important it is for victims to receive justice. We are experienced truck accident litigators, and strive to get each client we represent the compensation they deserve.

While some accidents are inevitable, there are certain steps that drivers can take to reduce their risk of being involved in a commercial truck accident. Some of these steps include the following:

  • Avoid driving at night
  • Do drive distractedly
  • Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Give trucks a good amount of distance
  • Do not speed
  • Signal all lane changes
  • Avoid driving in trucks’ blind spots
  • Make sure to follow all rules of the road

 

In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, you should be sure to collect as much information about the accident as possible. This type of information to gather an include things like the truck driver’s name, the owner of the truck, the truck’s make and model, the owner of the cargo, or the trucking company involved. In addition, it is a good idea to also try and collect contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident.  Finally, be certain to undergo a complete medical evaluation to ensure that your injuries are correctly diagnosed and that there is official documentation regarding your injuries.

Contact a Gwinnett trucking accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a semi-truck, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident attorneys, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia