The tractor-trailers that are ubiquitous on Georgia’s roadways pose a serious risk of injury to other motorists. They can easily outweigh other vehicles on the road by tens-of-thousands of pounds, and are also often several times their size. Because of these characteristics, they are very capable of running over and crushing many other vehicles that may be in their path. Known as “override accidents,” these accidents can leave victims with serious bodily injury that may result in long-term complications. Fortunately, Georgia law allows victims of truck driver or trucking company negligence to recover for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit. Discussing your case with an experienced attorney is the first step in making sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Negligence can Cause Woolsey Semi-Truck Override Accidents

As is the case in any other legal matter alleging personal injury, in order for a victim to recover he or she must be able to establish that their accident was the result of someone else’s negligence. There are many ways that negligence could potentially result in an override accident. Among the most common include the following:

  • Speeding

  • Failure to account for poor weather conditions

  • Brake failure

  • Distracted driving

  • Driver error

An experienced attorney will be able to review the facts of your case and help you determine whether you have a claim. It is extremely important for people injured in override accidents to record as much information about the accident as possible, including the names of the drivers involved, the license plate number of the vehicles involved, the weather conditions at the time of the crash, as well as any contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Finally, make sure to seek medical attention immediately after being involved in an accident with a semi-truck.

Contact a Woolsey truck accident attorney for a free consultation

Override accidents can entitle victims to significant financial recovery. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Woolsey truck accident lawyers, call Shane Smith Law today at (770) 487-8999.


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