Truck accidents are an unfortunate reality of modern life. When semi-trucks are involved in accidents, the damage and injuries caused can often be severe and may even be fatal. When truck accidents are the result of someone’s negligence, victims may be able to recover through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit. Establishing liability in a truck accident case can be very difficult, and there are many parties that may be liable in a semi-truck accident. Who is ultimately liable for any damages that may have occurred will depend largely on the specific circumstances of the incident. An experienced Clayton County personal injury lawyer may be able to help you hold the people or parties at fault for your injuries responsible. The lawyers of The Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping people who are injured by the negligence of other recover.
The reasons that truck accidents can occur can widely vary, and determining what lead to an accident is essential to establishing legal liability. Because so many different parties are involved in the trucking industry, the potential sources of recovery can be much more than exist in an accident only involving passenger vehicles. For example, often a truck is serviced by a different company than the one that actually owns the truck. If an accident occurs due to improper or substandard servicing of a vehicle, that company may be held liable for any injuries that resulted from the accident. Some potential sources of liability in a trucking accident include:
- The truck driver
- The company or person who owns the truck
- The lesee of a truck or trailers
- The manufacturer of the truck or the truck’s equipment
- The owner or loader of the cargo in the truck
Contact a Clayton County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
Accidents that involve commercial vehicles are usually significantly more complicated than passenger vehicle incidents. This fact is why it is important to retain the services of an experienced Clayton County trucking accident attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer will help you maintain your legal rights and can also help you recover for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.