Large tractor trailers can be seen on every highway in the United States almost every day. Trucks are so much larger than regular passenger vehicles that they pose the threat of serious injuries to motorists if they are in a collision. Trucks are dangerous even on regular roadways, but they have the potential to be especially dangerous on highways with potential hazards, such as construction zones. If you have suffered injury in a truck accident in a construction zone, an experienced truck accident attorney from Shane Smith Law can help you with a possible legal claim.
Construction zones are frequent on highways, and often can cause hazardous conditions. Construction zones may close one or multiple lanes, cause the temporary narrowing of lanes, and may have heavy equipment and people in the roadway. Often, to keep drivers and construction workers safe, the speed limit decreases significantly through these zones.
Truck drivers, however, are often on a tight delivery schedule and get impatient with traffic or decreased speed limits in construction zones. Additionally, truck drivers have likely driven the route numerous times and are familiar with the construction obstacles in a way that other drivers are not. For these reasons and more, trucks drivers often fail to obey construction speed limits or other safety instructions required in these zones. Such negligent driving can be very dangerous and can cause accidents and injuries.
Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Trucks drivers have a duty to drive in a safe manner at all times, and there is no excuse for negligent or reckless driving especially in construction zones or other potentially dangerous areas. If you have suffered injury in a truck accident due to a negligent or unsafe truck driver, an experienced Coweta County truck accident lawyer can help you hold that driver liable for all of your accident-related losses. Do not hesitate to call (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free consultation with Shane Smith Law today.