Georgians who have seen a truck accident on the roads of northern Georgia knows that these accidents can have devastating consequences, both for the truck driver and any people in other vehicles that might have been involved. Being injured in a truck accident can be quite a bit different from suffering injuries in a collision between two passenger vehicles -- the injuries can be much more severe.
For that reason, the obvious and primary concern in the aftermath of a truck accident is medical treatment for everyone who suffered injuries. But, from there, law enforcement officials and other parties will likely move quickly to clear the accident from the roadway and get traffic flowing again. For a person who was injured in a truck accident, this can be a crucial time.
Law enforcement officials will usually do their best to document the accident scene and make a determination after an accident investigation as to how the accident occurred and who was at fault. Nonetheless, they probably will not be the only ones on the scene. The company that owns the truck that was involved in the accident will likely make a considerable effort to get a person on the scene that can begin to build a defense case, in anticipation of a personal injury lawsuit from the victims who were injured in the accident.
That is why, at our law firm, we believe it is just as important for accident victims to also move quickly to begin to build a case. The scene of the accident usually needs to be photographed, the vehicles involved need to be examined and the injuries that were suffered need to be documented -- all of this can be done quickly after an accident. For more information about how our law firm approaches these types of accident cases, please visit the truck accident section of our website.