Seeking Compensation For A Trucking Accident
When careless truck drivers cause collisions, motorists run a high risk of serious injury or even death.
If you have been hurt in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer, it is very important to hire a lawyer who knows how to seek compensation you deserve from the truck driver and the trucking company.
Attorney T. Andrew Miller is an experienced and knowledgeable Atlanta, Georgia, trucking accident attorney who can examine the facts of your case and develop a legal strategy accordingly. He can also help to reduce the uncertainty and stress that you feel in the aftermath of a crash.
Leading Causes Of Truck Accidents
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, a trucking accident is when a large trailer (typically 10,000 pounds or heavier) collides with other vehicles on the road. The DOT estimates that approximately half a million of these wrecks occur nationally each year, of which 5,000 result in fatalities.
There are many causes for trucking accidents, including:
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to properly maintain the truck
- Improperly secured cargo
- Inadequate driver training
In addition to following the rules of the road that apply to anyone behind the wheel, truck drivers are subject to state and federal regulations. Some of these regulations include hours of service restrictions, regular drug and alcohol testing, and proper documentation to ensure the truck is in compliance with rules and laws.
When Is Compensation Deserved?
If you have been injured in a collision with an 18-wheeler and you are not at fault, you will likely be able to recover compensation through a negligence claim.
Negligence is a failure to use reasonable care that results in injuries to someone else. Reasonable care is defined as how an ordinary or prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances.
In trucking accident cases, you may be able to hold the driver and the driver’s employer liable.
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At The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, we know how to evaluate and litigate trucking accidents. If you have been injured in an accident involving a truck, call us at 678-894-7868, or contact us online.