Delivery Trucks Can Cause Serious Accidents

Delivery trucks are a common sight in the Atlanta area, and are responsible for getting thousands of pounds goods and other materials from place to place each day. As essential as these vehicles are, they also are capable of causing extensive damage and serious injury when they are involved in accidents with other vehicles or objects. Fortunately for people affected by delivery truck accidents, Georgia tort law allows victims to recover for their losses by filing a personal injury claim. The best way of maximizing your chances of recovering your losses following a delivery truck accident is to consult with an experienced Newnan truck accident attorney as soon as possible following an incident.

Delivery truck accidents occur for a wide variety of reasons, some of which may indicate negligence on the part of the driver or another party. If a driver is responsible for an accident, the legal doctrine of respondeat superior may allow the driver’s employer to be held liable for any damages that result. In addition, if an accident is due to a problem with the truck itself, the truck manufacturer or manufacturer of any faulty equipment may potentially be held liable as well. Some of the more common causes of delivery truck accidents include the following:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
  • Improper loading of cargo
  • Brake failure
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Steering failure
  • Road design or maintenance defects
  • Mechanical failure

If these or other conditions led to a delivery truck accidents, victims may be able to recover financial compensation for their injuries and other losses. It is important for people affected by truck accidents to seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident.

Contact a Newnan truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys of Shane Smith Law, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.

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