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10 Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Atlanta


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11/20/2012
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If you were seriously injured in a truck crash, a personal injury attorney in Atlanta can help determine truck accident causes and who may be held liable. One of the ways this can be done is by obtaining records and documentation regarding the driver, which may show if he or she was properly trained. 

Class A driver’s licenses are required for drivers operating big rigs. However, trucking companies may skip steps to ensure a driver is able to obtain his or her license and get behind the wheel faster. Inexperienced truck drivers put others at risk on the road. 

Factors That May Contribute to a Truck Accident 

With or without experience, there are some common types of driver errors that are attributed to crashes. Of course, a lack of experience and improper training may increase the chance that one of the associated factors listed below may lead to an accident. 

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), certain factors have been more commonly associated with large truck crashes. The following are 10 factors that may be associated with a truck accident: 

  • brake problems;
  • interruption of traffic flow (such as heavy traffic);
  • prescription drug use;
  • going too fast for conditions;
  • being unfamiliar with roadway;
  • roadway problems;
  • required to stop due to red light, etc;
  • over-the-counter drug use;
  • inadequate surveillance; and
  • fatigue. 

With special training requirements for entry-level truck drivers obtaining a Class A driver’s license, its important to make sure guidelines were followed. If not, it may be a contributing element of your accident and injuries. In such cases, it may result in both the driver and trucking company being held liable. Secure legal counsel after an accident to review your case and possible liability of parties involved.  

Contacting a Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta 

If you sustained serious injuries in a truck accident, contact an attorney at the Law Office of Jason Schultz. For a FREE consultation, call our law firm today – 1-404-474-0804.



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