Thousands of commercial trucks make their way across Georgia every year. While most truckers are responsible, operate safe vehicles, and obey the laws, many truck drivers ignore the rules put in place and participate in distracted driving.
Because truck drivers drive for long stretches at a time, they are more susceptible to distractions while driving. Even though the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) banned truck drivers from using hand-held phones to talk or text while driving, some truck drivers still use hand-held cell phones—completely disregarding the law.
When truck drivers cause a fatal crash, their cell phone records are automatically reviewed to see if the truck driver was texting or talking on the phone when the crash occurred; however, in a Georgia truck accident that causes injury, truck drivers and their companies that employ them are not going to simply hand over their cell phone records.
For this reason, it is very important to have a skilled accident attorney on your side who can obtain cell phone records to identify what the truck driver was doing at the time of the accident. If a trucker was texting, a lawyer can demonstrate that the trucker was negligent and reckless, causing the crash.
For help holding a negligent truck driver responsible for your accident and injuries, contact an experienced Fulton County truck accident attorney today at Shane Smith Law. Call (980) 246-2656 to speak with a skilled lawyer in an initial no-cost, no-obligation consultation today.