Who is legally responsible for a debris-related accident?

About two-thirds of road debris crashes occur because of loose cargo or lost parts from a vehicle. Most of these accidents are entirely preventable, and occur because of the other driver’s negligence.

When motorists are negligent, victims can and should hold them responsible for their actions — or lack of action. Depending on the facts of your case, a Georgia car accident attorney can often help you secure compensation through an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit.

Many of these accidents involve improperly loaded cargo on trucks. In cases where the negligent party was a trucker, your damages may fall under Georgia’s laws regarding commercial truck carrier liability. This means the trucking company may be liable for your property damage and personal injuries. 

In some cases, road debris accidents may also be the responsibility of a government agency. This occurs when a tree falls or roadway damage occurs and the entity does not clean it up or fix it in a timely fashion.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.