Georgia residents who have been involved in a car accident sometimes do not know what to do in the immediate aftermath. Car accidents can be chaotic events, leaving one or more people with injuries, traffic patterns affected and law enforcement officials at the scene to interview everyone involved. But, when a person is injured in a truck accident, the confusion can be even greater -- so can the damage involved.
Truck accidents have a tendency to block whole lanes of traffic, leave a mess all over the roadway and cause serious injuries for many different people if multiple vehicles are involved. Though, as the cleanup is underway and injured victims receive medical treatment, there should be someone on the scene asking one important question: How did this truck accident happen?
At our law firm, we have represented people who have been injured in serious truck accidents. A full investigation into the facts of the case is obviously the first step of any potential personal injury lawsuit. And, in many cases, the cause of the accident boils down to one simple truth: the truck driver was not obeying trucking regulations.
Trucking regulations are in place for the safety of all vehicles on the road, not just the truck driver. These drivers need to obey regulations regarding the amount of time they spend behind the wheel without taking a break, maintaining their vehicles and keeping accurate logbooks. The consequences for failing to abide by these regulations can be catastrophic. For more information on truck accidents, visit our website.