We are all likely sad to put summer behind us, and it inevitably means we should all start preparing for winter. Commercial truck drivers are no different, and they must always take the appropriate precautions for each coming season. Truck drivers often brave the roads in the most hazardous of winter circumstances, and they should always make sure that they are fully prepared for adverse weather and road conditions. If they fail to do so, they risk serious accidents and injuries. If you have been injured in a truck accident, an experienced Fayette County truck accident attorney can help you recover.
Truck drivers often drive through many different climates and weather systems in a single trip. They are expected to fully prepare for any type of weather they may encounter. There are certain ways a driver may prepare for adverse weather, including:
- Heavier tires
- Tire chains
- Choosing routes around dangerous highways
- Checking windshield wipers and fluid regularly
If a driver fails to adequately prepare and causes an accident, he may likely be found to be negligent if a lawsuit arises.
If you are in an accident in adverse weather, it may not be readily apparent that the driver was negligent in his preparation for the weather. An experienced attorney can conduct a thorough investigation and help determine if the cause of the accident was a driver error or not.
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Anyone injured in a truck accident likely knows the serious hurt these accidents can cause. The experienced truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith understand what you are going through. We will always work to make sure you receive what you deserve, so please do not hesitate to contact us at (770) 487-8999. We offer free consultations with no obligation, so you can contact us today to set up an evaluation of your case.