Trucking accidents may occur for a wide range of reasons in Georgia, and they are often the most hazardous road accidents. A truck accident may involve vehicles such as 18-wheelers, big rigs or smaller trucks and often leads to severe injuries to those involved. In several cases, these types of accidents are deadly.
In Georgia, one major truck route is Interstate 75, which connects Atlanta to other large cities. These types of routes are often sites of truck accidents. Some accidents are the result of infrastructure issues, attempts to avoid accidents or inclement weather. However, many other truck crashes are due to driver error.
Other causes of truck accidents include substance abuse, driving negligence, aggressive driving and speeding. In addition, some truckers cause accidents due to driver fatigue, while others fall asleep at the wheel. At some trucking companies, drivers fail to maintain their trucks or correctly secure their cargo loads, thus leading to wrecks.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Georgia because of a truck driver’s carelessness, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver as well as against his or her employer, pursuing the reimbursement of related financial damages. A preponderance of the evidence is needed to establish liability, based upon a showing of negligence. Only then will a judge decide monetary damage claims. Financial restitution in a case that is fought successfully can help you to cover the loss of wages and hospital expenses linked to the truck accident.