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Truck accidents are on the rise across the nation. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in a recent year, as many as 4,067 people lost their lives in crashes involving large trucks. Of those who lost their lives, around 73.5 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles. As these troubling statistics reveal, truck accidents tend to have especially destructive consequences, so if you were injured in a collision with a commercial truck, it is critical to speak with an experienced Georgia truck accident lawyer who can help you seek compensation for your losses.

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Truck Accident Causes

Although truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons, the most common causes include:

  • A truck driver falling asleep at the wheel;
  • Failing to properly secure cargo;
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Driving while distracted;
  • Speeding or driving aggressively; and
  • Mechanical failure.

While these activities and behaviors are always dangerous for drivers, they are particularly dangerous for truck drivers who operate vehicles that often weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Commercial trucks also often carry dangerous cargo, such as lumber or toxic materials, which pose a risk to others on the road if they come loose during an accident.

Common Injuries

For these reasons, truck accident injuries are almost always more severe than injuries sustained in collisions between standard-sized vehicles. Some of the most common injuries sustained by truck accident victims include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can occur when the head suffers a heavy blow, causing damage to the brain tissue and subsequent memory loss and brain damage;
  • Spinal cord injuries, which are the result of the abrupt and forceful impact of a collision causing a person’s vertebrae to dislocate or break and puncture the spinal cord;
  • Crushed bones, which are caused by abrupt impacts or becoming trapped beneath heavy debris;
  • Organ damage, which can be caused by forceful impacts to the abdominal region and if left untreated, can be deadly; and
  • Burns, which are often the result of exploding gas tanks.

Federal Law

Because the consequences of truck accidents are so severe, federal lawmakers enacted a series of laws that require truck drivers and their employers to follow specific regulations regarding:

  • Maximum driving time;
  • Procedures for properly loading and unloading cargo;
  • How safety inspections must be conducted;
  • Truck maintenance requirements; and
  • Driver qualifications.

When drivers or their employers fail to comply with these rules, they put thousands of people at risk. Fortunately, those who are injured as a result of driver negligence may be able to collect compensation to cover their injuries, especially if the at-fault individuals violated federal or state law. Potentially responsible parties include:

  • The truck driver if his or her negligence or recklessness caused the collision;
  • The truck driver’s employer if they failed to use reasonable care when hiring the driver or did not ensure that federal regulations were enforced;
  • The truck’s owner if they failed to maintain the vehicle appropriately;
  • Cargo manufacturers if they failed to warn the driver of the dangerous nature of the cargo;
  • Vehicle parts distributors if an accident was the result of a defective car part; and
  • Negligent mechanics who failed to use reasonable care when inspecting and repairing a truck.

To learn more about collecting compensation for your own accident, please contact a member of our legal team today.

​For a FREE truck accident case evaluation, contact Charles Spillers now.

Contact an Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you were recently injured in an accident involving a commercial truck, please contact Spillers Law Firm (678) 208-0800 to schedule a consultation with a dedicated attorney. Our Truck accident lawyers in Georgia are eager to help you today.

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At Spillers Law Firm, we never lose sight of our number one goal — to obtain maximum compensation for you. Whether your case requires litigation, negotiation or simply waiting for the best settlement offer, we know how to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.

These settlement amounts are more than just money. They are a means of regaining the peace of mind, safety and security that was taken from you when you were injured.

Our clients often express just how much they truly appreciate the genuine concern and compassion shown by our staff. They also appreciate our attorneys’ willingness to wait for a better settlement or for an opportunity to litigate. This means that he does not settle for the first offer that comes along. The goal is maximum compensation for our clients.

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