You have several resources at your disposal to prove that poor maintenance led to a fatal semi-truck accident in Georgia. To start with, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires drivers to inspect their trucks every day. This includes documenting the inspection, which details the truck’s brake system, steering, tires, lights, etc. If your loved one or relative was killed in an accident in Clayton County, a personal injury attorney can help.
Other documents that could help your claim include:
- end-of-trip reports/logbooks;
- fuel receipts;
- maintenance receipts; and
- trip documentation (which must date back at least six months).
What’s perhaps most devastating about fatal truck crashes caused by vehicle malfunctions is that they can be avoided when proper maintenance is performed.
Another Important Issue to Consider After a Fatal Georgia Truck Accident
Unfortunately after a crash, the driver, trucking company, and insurers will often blame one another for the crash. This tactic wastes precious time and resources, and it could cost you compensation that you could use to put toward a loved one’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, and more.
When you opt to work with an attorney, your time will be freed up to grieve, spend time with loved ones and look forward. Meanwhile, your lawyer will use all documents and resources available to prove poor maintenance led to the Georgia accident.
Georgia Truck Accident Victims Turn to a Clayton County Personal Injury Attorney
In the days following a fatal accident in Georgia, Jason Schultz works to protect the rights of family members and survivors while holding negligent trucking companies and drivers accountable.
Trucking companies 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 – 404-474-0804.