Atlanta Truck Accident Liability: When the Truck Driver & Company are Liable
Jason R. Schultz
While truck accident liability is often the fault of the truck driver, the company that employs the driver could also be found at fault. To learn who can be named in your claim, contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Truck driver negligence comes in a variety of forms from inattentiveness to violating traffic laws. Your attorney will need to show evidence that demonstrates their liability.
However, your attorney may also discover along the way that the trucking company is also liable. For instance, if the truck driver was behind the wheel for longer hours than federal regulations allow, their employer could be held responsible for this as well.
Or if the trucking company allowed an inexperienced, untrained or incompetent driver to operate a big rig, they could also be found liable. Drivers who don’t receive proper training or have a history of violations should not be put behind the wheel. If an employer allows this and it results in an accident, they can be at fault.
While there are common ways that a truck driver can be liable for an accident, it’s important to also consider others who may have played a role. It could end with you receiving additional compensation for your injuries.
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
As the victim of an accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.
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