Semi-truck accidents injure thousands of Georgians each year and sometimes leave victims with long-lasting injuries. Because they are usually several times the size and weight of other vehicles on the road, semis are capable of crushing other cars when collisions occur. Because of the risk these vehicles pose to others sharing the road with them, many aspects of the industry are regulated by state and federal law. For example, there are minimum health requirements that drivers must meet, and even the reflective material on a truck’s trailer is required to conform with certain regulations. When truck drivers or trucking companies break these rules, it may be enough to establish legal liability in the event of an accident. In addition, the same legal principles that apply to “regular” car crashes also apply to those involving commercial trucks.
Neck Injuries a Common Issue in Truck Accidents
Neck injuries are among the most painful injuries that a person can sustain. “Whiplash” is a non-medical term used to refer to neck injuries that occur after the head whips violently forward or backwards on the neck. These injuries often occur in cases of sudden acceleration or deceleration, as is often the case in a truck accident. Whiplash injuries are capable of causing a number of symptoms, including:
Radiating pain into the limbs
Pain when moving the head from side to side
These symptoms have the potential to cause serious pain and may limit a person’s ability to enjoy life. In addition, a whiplash injury may keep a person from working for an extended period of time. Fortunately, these and other kinds of losses may be compensable through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.
Contact a Peachtree City truck accident attorney for a free consultation
People who sustain whiplash injuries in accidents involving semi-trucks may be eligible for significant compensation. To schedule a free consultation a Peachtree City truck accident lawyer, call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999.