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Tractor Trailer Accidents

Tractor Trailer Accidents

Hiring a knowledgeable truck accident attorney who understands how to hold truck companies accountable is crucial There are various aspects to trucking crashes in Georgia that make the practice unique and without an attorney that is experienced in the field, the client can quickly lose value on a case.
All interstate trucking companies are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a tractor-trailer driver violates these safety regulations, the Court can charge the jury on negligence per se, which can make a vast difference in a disputed liability case.

There are many potential causes of truck accidents. Some of the most common contributing factors include:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers are often required to work long hours. Truckers who fail to obey federal regulations regarding the number of hours they can work without rest are more likely to drive while drowsy. Under federal law, truck drivers are required to maintain logs detailing the number of hours they drove and the number of hours they rested.
  • Excessive speed: Large tractor-trailers are hard to stop on flat roadways at reasonable speeds. Truck drivers who go too fast downhill or who exceed the speed limit run the risk of rear-ending vehicles in front of them or losing control on a turn.
  • Poor vehicle maintenance: Truck owners must properly maintain their vehicles and drivers must inspect the truck before each long trip. Tire and brake failure are some of the most common causes of devastating truck accidents that can have an impact on other vehicles as well.
  • Improper loading: The way a trailer is loaded can have a significant impact on how the truck handles. If a trailer is loaded too much to the front, back or side, it may cause the vehicle to veer out of control. Jackknifing accidents are usually caused by an overloaded or improperly loaded big rig.

Contact our trusted team of injury lawyers at Yuan Law Group if you’ve been injured in a truck accident. Call 678-782-2890 to receive a free case evaluation and consultation, with expert legal guidance on how to proceed with your case.