With so many commercial trucks on the roadways throughout the United States,
truck drivers are under continuous pressure to meet their deadlines as
quickly as possible. Unfortunately, due to the urgency surrounding this
kind of work,
truck accidents are a common occurrence.
For the victims who suffered serious injuries or the surviving family members
of those killed, recovery can be long, arduous, and frustrating. Victims
are left to treat their injuries or deal with their grief while trying
to maintain financial stability.
Who is Liable for a Truck Collision in Georgia?
In Georgia, the law allows victims to pursue justice and compensation from
those responsible for the crash. While it is often simple to determine
fault in car accidents, collisions involving commercial trucks are much
more complex since a number of parties play a role in the operation of
The victims of commercial truck accidents can pursue a claim against the
The truck driver – Commercial drivers are obligated to operate their vehicles in
a safe manner and abide by all traffic laws. When a driver’s negligent
actions result in a crash, he or she can be held accountable for their actions.
The trucking company – Corporations and businesses are liable for the behavior and actions
of their employees while they are on duty. Further, it has been proven
that trucking companies typically place pressure on their drivers to deliver
their supplies and services in the quickest manner possible, sometimes
encouraging them to ignore federal regulations to make a profit.
The cargo company – Unsecured or improperly loaded cargo is another common factor in
truck accidents. If the cargo shifts during transit, the vehicle can become
unstable and difficult to control, despite driving on well-maintained
roads and in good weather.
Truck manufacturers – If the design of a truck does not abide by safety regulations,
the company that created the defective part can be held responsible for
a crash. The most common defects are braking systems and tires.
Warlick & Craig, P.C., we are committed to helping victims of truck accidents recover the monetary
damages they deserve. Our Woodstock personal injury lawyers can investigate
the collision and collect crucial evidence necessary to build a strong
and customized case strategy, and obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
If you were injured after being in a collision caused by a commercial truck,
free consultation with our Woodstock personal injury attorney at Warlick & Craig, P.C. today.