Driving in Bad Weather Can Result in Truck Accidents

As anyone who has driven or ridden in a motor vehicle understands, poor weather conditions can make driving much more difficult than in their absence. Bad weather can negatively affect vehicle performance and driver visibility, significantly increasing the risk of being involved in an accident. Semi-trucks and their drivers are not immune to these dangers, and accidents involving these vehicles affect millions of people each year.  Poor weather conditions do not excuse truck drivers from the responsibility to maintain control of their vehicles, and people who are injured in truck accidents may be able to recover by filing a Georgia personal injury claim. The best way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve is to consult with one of our experienced Fayette County truck accident attorneys as soon as possible after an accident.

Due to the inherent risk semis and other commercial vehicles pose to the general public, the entire industry is highly regulated by both state and federal law.  Among these regulations is an FMSCA regulation that requires that drivers of commercial motor vehicles use “extreme caution” in hazardous conditions. These conditions include the following:

  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Fleet
  • Fog
  • Rain
  • Mist
  • Smoke
  • Dust
  • Smoke
  • Sleet

If the driver of a semi or another commercial truck fails to use extreme caution in such conditions and causes an accident, victims may be able to recover for any economic and non-economic damages they incur. To determine whether you may have a claim, you should have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney today for a free consultation

Truck accidents can result in significant injuries that may cause long-term medical complications. As a result, victims may be entitled to significant compensation. The truck accident lawyers of Shane Smith Law are dedicated to helping truck accident victims recover, and work hard to secure the highest possible settlement or award for each client we represent. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our office today at (980) 246-2656.

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