With our law firm being located near an interstate in Alpharetta, we’ve seen a great deal of truck accident cases and we have a great deal of experience in that area. We take great pride in being able to adequately and thoroughly represent victims in these types of cases. In many ways a trucking accident is similar to an automobile accident case since you have the same issues in determining liability.
How Driver Liability is Determined in Trucking Accidents:
- Was the driver speeding?
- Was the driver drinking?
- Was the driver driver paying attention?
- Did the driver fail to control their vehicle?
Most trucking accidents are much more complicated than an car accident. The victims involved with trucking accidents need to make sure that they utilize a law firm that has had notable experience handling truck accident cases.
A typical motor vehicle weighs around 5,000 pounds. While the weight of an eighteen wheeler can weight over 85,000 pounds. For that reason alone, typically the injuries suffered in a truck accident are much more catastrophic than in an automobile accident.
Federal Trucking Laws Impact Recovery Opportunities:
There are many Federal laws that immediately come into play when a truck accident occurs. There are laws that govern the conduct of truck drivers that need to be studied and considered in order to attach liability to the truck driver or trucking company.
- Was there proper training for the driver?
- Were the necessary inspections to the truck or trailer completed?
- Did the driver exceed the number of driving hours?
What to do Immediately Following the Accident Involving a Eighteen-Wheeler:
After a trucking accident it’s important to act quickly to improve your chances for maximum recovery.
You should always photograph the accident scene. Collect computer data from the tractor trailer, and in most cases associate with a truck accident expert who can get involved immediately who can conduct an accident reconstruction of the scene.
- Photograph the accident scene.
- Collect computer data from the tractor trailer
- Conduct an accident reconstruction of the scene
Just as important immediately contact a law firm that has experience in truck accident cases. The sooner you have an attorney involved in the case, the better results can be obtained.