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What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-trucks are an essential part of our country’s economy, hauling millions of tons of freight from coast to coast each year. While necessary, semi-trucks also present a significant risk of injury to their operators and other people on the road. When tractor-trailers are involved in accidents, the damage can be catastrophic and the injuries to the people involved severe. The best way to ensure that you are compensated for any injuries that you sustain in a truck accident is to retain the services of an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are personal injury attorneys who are dedicated to helping the victims of semi-truck accidents recover the maximum settlement award possible.

In order to establish legal liability, it is important to determine what caused a truck accident to occur. Sometimes, it may be unclear how an accident occurred and who may responsible. An attorney who is familiar with truck accident cases can help determine why accident occurred and can also file suit on the responsible parties on your behalf. Some of the more common causes of semi-truck accidents include the following:

  • Driver error
  • Speeding
  • Equipment failure
  • Brake malfunction
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue

These are just some of the potential causes of truck accidents, and anyone who has been involved in one should be certain to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. After a truck accident, be sure to undergo a complete medical evaluation to make sure that your injuries are properly treated and diagnosed. Also remember that there is a limited amount of time in which a person who is injured in an accident may bring a claim, so be certain to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. In order to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia