There are 4 common types of truck accidents that can occur, which include the following:
- Underride Accidents – the vehicle ends up under the rear trailer of the truck, possibly due to sudden braking;
- Rollover – most trucks roll over at excessive speeds or may veer off the road;
- Jackknife – the trailer ends up in a 90-degree angle with the truck, when the brakes lock; and
- Tire Blowout – often results in the driver losing control of the truck.
Many of these accidents may be caused by the negligent behavior of a truck driver. This can be the result of sudden stopping/braking, speeding, fatigue, and/or other forms of careless or reckless driving. If this is the case, and it can be proven, you may be entitled to pursue an injury claim for the damages and injuries you have endured.
When You Need Legal Help after a Georgia Truck Accident
You may face a long road to recovery after your Georgia truck accident. In addition to learning what your rights are, you should know how to protect them. You can do that by obtaining one of our books, which provide valuable tips to accident victims: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. The law offices of Shane Smith are here to help. Contact a truck accident attorney at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).