A Columbus truck accident attorney may assist with one of the most important parts of your claim: collecting evidence to determine liability. If truck driver negligence is to blame for your accident, you may be entitled to collect compensation for damages. Below are more possible causes or contributing factors of truck accidents.
Driver Fatigue and Other Errors
There are federal regulations mandating the amount of hours a truck driver is allowed to work within a specific period. Still, some drivers may ignore these rules in order to make a delivery on time.
To prove that driver fatigue contributed to truck driver negligence and caused your accident, your attorney can request the driver's logbooks to determine how many hours he or she was behind the wheel. If the logs are inaccurate, your attorney can launch an investigation to estimate how long the driver was on the road without a break.
The center of balance on a truck lends itself to rollover accidents if the driver is not careful.
Certain behaviors could result in a serious rollover accident, such as:
- distributing the truck load incorrectly;
- speeding; and
- driving around a curve too fast.
Contact a Columbus Truck Accident Attorney
Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be very difficult. In addition to focusing on recovering from your injuries, you also have to worry about how to pay for your medical treatment, bills, and other expenses. Fortunately, a Columbus truck accident attorney can help you file a personal injury claim if your vehicle collision was caused by truck driver negligence.
At the Law Offices of Shane Smith, our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the interests of truck accident victims. For help with your claim, download our free e-book, 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and call our law office today at 770-HURT-999.