Truck accidents can be devastating in any location. However, such accidents involving huge semis or tractor-trailers can be particularly catastrophic when they occur in an active construction zone. Construction zones have many obstacles and particular care must be taken when passing through, especially by commercial truck drivers. If a truck driver negligently causes an accident in a construction zone, our experienced truck accident attorneys in Coweta County work to hold that driver liable for any accident-related losses.
Construction zones often consist of narrow lanes, temporary barriers, uneven pavement, lack of a shoulder, or many other potentially dangerous conditions. These conditions are especially daunting for drivers behind the wheel of a large truck weighing tens of thousands of pounds. For this reason, it is imperative that truck drivers slow down significantly when approaching a construction zone, follow all signs and speed limits, and adjust their driving behaviors in any other way necessary.
If a truck driver fails to take proper precautions in a construction and causes an accident, many people are at risk of serious injury. Not only are other motorists at risk for collision, but also any construction workers that may be walking on the roads outside of their vehicles. When a truck collides with a pedestrian, you can only imagine the injuries that may result. Such injuries commonly cause permanent disabilities or death, and victims deserve to recover fully for their injuries from the negligent driver.
Contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you suffered injury in a truck accident in a construction zone or any other location, you may be entitled to substantial compensation from the responsible party. At Shane Smith Law, our truck accident lawyers are committed to helping accident victims recover from negligent parties, and will work for the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve. If you would like to discuss a potential case, please call us for free at (770) 487-8999.