In A Collision With A Truck, The Truck Always Wins
Truck and tractor-trailer accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and they are often the most dangerous road accidents. People in automobiles involved in an accident with big rigs, 18-wheelers and even smaller trucks often suffer grave personal injuries. In many cases, the accidents are fatal.
I-75 connects major cities like Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Major truck routes see more than their fair share of accidents. Located in Dalton along the I-75 corridor, the attorneys of McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham, LLP, see a lot of highway and trucking accidents and are experienced in handling these personal injury cases.
For more information, contact our truck, bus and car accident lawyers at 800-798-3162.
Common Causes Of Trucking Accidents
There are many different kinds of trucking accidents that occur on our roads and highways. While some of these are due to factors beyond our control, such as infrastructure issues, inclement weather and even attempting to avoid an accident, many are caused by driver error. Truck accidents have many different causes, including aggressive driving, negligence, speeding, truck driver fatigue or falling sleep behind the wheel, and substance abuse, as well as the failure to maintain the truck and properly secure cargo loads.
Common Road Traffic Accidents Involving Trucks
The attorneys at McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle, & Fordham, LLP, are experienced with many different injuries stemming from all types of trucking accidents. Some common trucking accidents include rollovers, jackknifes and under-ride accidents.
Trucking Safety Resource Links
- The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB is an independent United States government agency dedicated to transportation safety.
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) works to reduce road traffic accidents, saving lives and preventing injury.
- The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent nonprofit organization that conducts scientific research and educates the public on highway safety. The IIHS is dedicated to decreasing the number of deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes on U.S. highways.
- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has information about truck driver hours of service (HOS) violations and regulations.
- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety seeks to identify traffic problems, foster research, educate the public and seek solutions to traffic safety issues.
- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the division of the United States Department of Labor that develops, monitors and enforces workplace health and safety standards and practices.