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Tractor-Trailers, Extra Wide Loads, and Accidents

Truck accidents are a significant public health issue in the United States, causing thousands of injuries each year. Semi-trucks often weigh several times as much as passenger vehicles, and are capable of causing catastrophic damage when they are involved in collisions. When tractor-trailer accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence, victims may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. The best way to maximize your chances of recovering for your losses after a truck accident is to retain the services of an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The lawyers of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are here to help truck accident victims get back on their feet and to hold the people responsible for your injuries responsible.

Trucks carrying an extra wide load are particularly dangerous to other motorists. Not only are they wider than other vehicles on the road, they can also be much heavier, making stopping and steering much more difficult. Some types of cargo that these trucks may be carrying include:

  • Mobile homes
  • Industrial equipment
  • Construction materials
  • Mining or logging equipment

The massive weight of this cargo can put extraordinary strain on a truck’s braking or steering system, making it more difficult for a driver to maintain control. When trucks carrying extra wide loads are involved in accidents, the damage they cause can be widespread and the injuries devastating. Because of these risks, the trucking industry as a whole, and trucks carrying extra wide loads in particular, are subject to various state and federal regulations. An attorney familiar with handling truck accident cases will be able to identify the party or parties responsible for the accident, and can also ensure that your receive the compensation that you deserve.

Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. In order to consult with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia