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Common Forms of Truck Accident Liability in an Atlanta Injury Claim (Part A)

The risk of suffering severe or even fatal injuries is significant when your vehicle collides with a truck. Many times, it is a result of negligence on behalf of the truck driver. If you would like to fight for compensation for the injuries you have sustained, you will need to prove truck accident liability. Having adequate evidence is vital to building a strong case, and an Atlanta personal injury attorney may be able to help with assembling this, along with other aspects of the claims process. 

Common Types of Truck Accident Liability 

One common type of liability with a truck driver is speeding. Whether it is an attempt to meet a tight deadline or rushing to get from one stop to another, going over the speed limit poses a serious risk. Speeding is a common cause for rear-end accidents, which can be catastrophic to a smaller vehicle. It takes much longer for a big rig to stop in an emergency situation. 

Another type of truck accident liability is fatigue. Drivers who are on the road for long periods of time are susceptible to fatigue. However, there are federal regulations in place that limit the amount of time a truck driver spends on the road. If a driver is found to be operating their truck beyond the allotted hours, this could be used as evidence against them. 

Distracted driving impacts all types of drivers, including those who are behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler. Texting, eating, talking on the cell phone, using a GPS and other distractive behaviors can make a truck driver inattentive. All it takes is just a few seconds for a driver’s eyes to be off the road before a crash can happen. Of course, the consequences can be so much more severe when it involves a large, heavy truck. Because of this, you should not hesitate to contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney at 404-474-0804 if you have suffered as a result of a truck driver’s negligence. 

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