One of the most devastating types of accidents involves a commercial vehicle. A car cannot match the sheer size and weight of a big rig. As a result, drivers and passengers in the car usually will suffer the worst consequences.
If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. To learn about your legal rights, contact a DeKalb County accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Six common causes for a truck accident include:
- the truck’s load is improperly secured;
- excessive speed;
- poor maintenance of truck (brakes, lights, etc.);
- traffic violations (running a red light, failing to yield, etc.);
- distracted driving (texting, talking on phone, etc.); and
- fatigue as a result of driving the truck longer than the time allowed by federal law.
These actions increase the risk of an accident happening and may contribute to the greater likelihood of severe injuries being sustained.
When you are involved in a truck accident, you may be able to hold not only the driver liable, but also other parties, such as the trucking company, contractors and repair shops.
Seeking Help from a DeKalb County Accident Lawyer
Contact the law offices of Shane Smith today. Our law firm can provide you with valuable tips on how to protect your case, free of charge, including the free ebooks: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. Don’t delay in learning what legal options may be available after your truck accident. Call our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).