A truck accident can be caused by many factors, such as errors by truck drivers. A personal injury attorney in Atlanta can review the circumstances of your claim to determine if you may be entitled to recover compensation.
A Look at Truck Driver Errors
The following are ten types of errors that truck drivers may make on the road:
- impairment via drugs or alcohol;
- lack of training/inexperience;
- improper loading or unsecured cargo;
- driving too fast for weather conditions;
- not slowing down for a sharp turn;
- not checking blind spots; and
- traffic signal violations.
Truck driver fatigue can be especially problematic, with tight deadlines to meet and a shortage of drivers. One study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that in many of the crashes, there were at least two contributing factors. Whether it was this or another type of negligence that caused your truck accident, it’s important to seek legal counsel.
Contacting Personal Injury Attorneys
To learn more about the legal options that could be available, contact a personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Schultz at 404-474-0804. We will evaluate your case to determine if you have a viable claim and help assemble the necessary evidence.