5/4/2012The risk of serious or even fatal injuries stemming from an Atlanta truck accident is high. Collisions with a semi are often catastrophic and can significantly impact an individual’s life. Seeking legal counsel from a truck accident attorney can help you learn what your rights are if you have been the victim.
Here are 4 ways to keep safe and avoid a serious crash with a truck:
- call the police if you notice unsafe driving (truck swerving in and out of traffic, speeding, etc.);
- although the truck’s turn signal may be on, never assume it is their intention to go that direction;
- give yourself plenty of space between your vehicle and the truck in front of you (especially when traveling at a high rate of speed or if the road conditions are poor); and
- never try to cut in front of a truck in order to avoid missing your turn or exit.
It is impossible to predict what a truck will do, however, you can drive in a safe manner and potentially avoid a serious crash by taking these tips into consideration. Learning about the safest way to share the road with big-rigs could mean the difference between a safe and deadly trip.
Seeking Legal Help after an Atlanta Truck Accident
Learning about your rights after being injured in a truck accident is important. You should know what legal options are available and how best to pursue a claim against a negligent driver.
One way to learn about your rights is to read our books which provide helpful tips for injury victims: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. In addition, you may wish to speak with an attorney at the law offices of Shane Smith. Don’t hesitate to contact our office when you have been seriously injured. Call 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).
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