Semi-truck accidents are usually covered in the nightly news, mostly because they can cause serious delays in traffic as well as major damage on the roadways. Many people in Georgia are used to seeing the overhead news footage shot from a helicopter surveying an overturned semi-truck, or perhaps a car collision involving a semi-truck. While these news segments may make for interesting visual displays for local news channels, the fact remains that truck accidents usually involve people -- whether it is the truck driver or people in other vehicles -- who have suffered serious injuries.
A lot can happen in the immediate aftermath of a truck accident in Georgia. Of course the primary concern is for all of those individuals who have suffered injuries to receive medical treatment, but much more will be occurring behind the scenes. Law enforcement officials will be on the scene to document everything and make observations that are usually recorded in a detailed police report. However, the company that owns the semi-truck that was involved in the accident will likely have their own investigators on the scene as well.
Why would the company that owns the semi-truck react so quickly as to have investigators on the scene? Well, as much as police officers may be on the scene to objectively observe and report what they believe caused the accident, investigators from the trucking company will be on the scene with another objective -- determining how the evidence on the scene can be used in their defense against any allegations of fault.
At our law firm, we work with victims of truck accidents so that they take the right approach in the aftermath of the accident. Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our clients, but we also want to make sure that any legal process that needs to begin quickly is also being attended to. For more information, please visit the truck accident section of our website.