Individuals who operate large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers are often in a hurry. In fact, they usually have a financial incentive to be in a hurry, since they can log more hours if they arrive at their final destination sooner. Unfortunately, truck drivers and trucking companies can often make mistakes and cause serious accidents and injuries with their large vehicles.
If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries because of a careless truck driver, a truck accident lawyer in Atlanta could pursue recovery on your behalf. The law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. will do everything possible to maximize the amount of your recovery in a personal injury case.
How Truck Drivers are Negligent
No two truck accidents are alike. However, when a truck driver makes the decision to drive carelessly or recklessly – and serious injuries occur – these drivers (and sometimes the trucking companies) could be responsible. Truck driver negligence includes:
- Exceeding truck load limits
- Violating specific traffic laws
- Negligently maintaining truck equipment
- Failing to take the weather and road conditions into account
- Improperly maintaining the tractor or trailer
- Failing to inspect equipment in a reasonable manner
A truck accident lawyer in Atlanta can investigate the circumstances and determine whether the truck driver likely breached their duty of care in your case.
How Trucking Companies are Negligent
Trucking companies are often negligent when they fail to hire competent drivers who will operate their vehicles safely while on the road. They may even retain a driver who has caused accidents in the past. Assuming the truck driver is an employee, the trucking company could also be liable simply based on the driver’s own negligent actions or inactions. An Atlanta truck accident attorney can evaluate whether you have a potential claim against the trucking company in your case.
Call a Truck Accident Lawyer in Atlanta Today
Truck accidents cause serious injuries. At the office of Ben F. Windham, P.C., an Atlanta truck accident attorney can help you pursue the compensation you need. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.