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How can Driver Error cause a Semi-Truck Accident in Atlanta?

semi-truck wreckTruck accidents affect thousands of people each year, sometimes resulting in significant injuries to the people involved. While these accidents can occur for a wide variety of reasons, when they occur due to driver error victims may be able to file a Georgia personal injury lawsuit to recover for their losses. Due to the inherent danger posed by these massive vehicles, the entire trucking industry is highly regulated by both state and federal law. While federal regulations require that truck drivers obtain commercial driver’s licenses and go through highly specialized training, accidents continue to occur. Anyone who has been injured in a semi-truck accident should be sure to retain legal representation as soon as possible after an accident. The Atlanta truck accident attorneys of Boling Rice LLC can help you protect your rights, and also ensure that you receive the highest award or settlement possible for your injuries.

“In Philadelphia, tractor-trailer driver errors have resulted in some of the most catastrophic injuries we have observed.”

Gabriel Levin, attorney at Levin and Zeiger, LLP

Truck driver error encompasses a wide range of potential mistakes that could result in a trucking accident. By definition, driver error indicates that a driver made a mistake and could be held liable for any damage or injuries that result. Some of the more common instances of truck driver error can include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Over steering
  • Under steering
  • Failure to conduct a pre-trip inspection
  • Ignoring dangerous weather conditions
  • Turning too quickly
  • Failure to signal
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Improper braking
  • Failure to maintain control
  • Weaving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Ignoring traffic signals

These are just a few of the ways that driver error could potentially lead to an accident. After being involved in a truck accident, people should be sure to document as much information about the accident as possible. This can include obtaining the names of the drivers involved, the license plates of the vehicles, contact information of any witnesses to the crash, and taking photos of the scene of the accident.

Contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney today for a free consultation

Accidents with semi-trucks can result in significant emotional and financial trauma for those involved. Make sure that your legal rights are protected by retaining legal counsel as soon as possible after an accident. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping truck accident victims recover for their injuries. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Boling Rice LLC today at (770) 887-3162.


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