The summer months and nice weather bring an influx of visitors to Georgia, which means more drivers on city roads. During these months, more passenger vehicles are expected to tow a variety of trailers, including boat trailers, camper trailers, horse trailers, and “toy” trailers towing four-wheelers and dirt bikes. Drivers who are inexperienced with towing a trailer can cause serious car accidents, especially if they engage in reckless or negligent behavior while behind the wheel.
Contact an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney at Ponton Law Firm if you have been involved in truck-pulling accidents.
Determining Liability For Your Truck-Pulling Accident
Accidents involving commercial vehicles can result in a lengthy and complicated claims process. Your truck accident attorney will have to determine who the most appropriate parties are to sue for compensation. This sometimes leads to several claims. The common parties who may be deemed at fault for your truck-pulling accident may include:
- The carrier companies employing the at-fault driver.
- Contracting companies that ordered the shipment the truck driver was carrying.
- Truck, vehicle, or system manufacturers who’ve designed a defective product.
- Truck maintenance companies liable for keeping the car safe.
- Other potentially at-fault parties include premises owners who leave hazardous conditions or obstructions on the road.
Filing lawsuits against all potentially responsible parties increases your truck accident attorney’s likelihood of recovering the total amount of your damages. Your attorney will most certainly use the legal concept of negligence to argue that one or more of the above parties are at fault.
To prove negligence, the injury victim must demonstrate that the defendant breached a duty of care, resulting in an accident that caused their injuries, as well as the expenses and other damages they must recover.
What Are The Common Causes Of Truck-Pulling Accidents?
A truck driver or their employer may be considered liable for previous conduct — or in some cases, inaction — for various reasons.
Some common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driving under the influence
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to maintain brakes or observe the road
- Improper training or driver inexperience
- Distracted or aggressive driving
Regardless of the cause of your truck accident, your Atlanta car accident attorney will try to get to the bottom of it. They will work on your behalf to put together a compelling argument based on the facts of the case.
Contact a Knowledgeable Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
Ponton Law Firm offers legal representation to victims of truck-pulling accidents. Over the last 5 years, their attorneys have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. Consult with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney; call (404) 850-9516 to schedule a free consultation.