Truck accidents are the most devastating accidents that occur on our roads. A vehicle with a gross weight over 10,000 lbs. is considered a large truck and many tractor trailers weigh in excess of 80,000 lbs. Because these commercial vehicles often weigh 20 - 30 times more than passenger cars, accidents involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck are more likely to result in death or serious injury.
In Georgia, I-285 was recently named the deadliest highway in the United States, in part due to the large amount of truck traffic. If you have been injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer or other large truck, you need an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer to represent you.
What Causes Trucking Injuries?
The Large Truck Causation Study was undertaken by the Federal Motor Carrier safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and is based upon a nationally representative sample of almost 1,000 injury crashes. The study found that a number of factors are at play in a trucking injury crash, and typically involve the following:
- Driver fatigue and hours of service;
- Vehicle Maintenance and Inspections;
- Driver’s Working Environment;
- Environmental Factors;
- Truck Driver Performance;
- Vehicle Design and Load;
- Truck Driver Licensing and Monitoring;
- Truck Driver Training and Experience.
Because truck accident cases are more complex than traditional automobile accident litigation, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands all facets of truck accident investigation and litigation. Our attorneys know the state and federal trucking regulations and how to use them to win your case.
The trial lawyer, paralegals, private investigators and trucking industry experts that make up the trial team at Ponton Law are well versed in the complexities of truck accident litigation and have successfully litigated tractor trailer accident cases throughout Georgia and across the Southeast.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a trucking accident, contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Ponton Law at 404-418-8507.