Alpharetta Truck Accident Lawyer
Each year, trucks cause thousands of accidents and leave victims facing numerous physical and emotional injuries. Semi-trucks and 18-wheelers are large, and in comparison with passenger vehicles, the sheer weight and size can be enough to cause major damage. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a negligent trucker, it is important that you contact an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer right away. At The Law Offices OF Daniel W. Mitnick & Associates, we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries and determine liability for your case.
Liability in a Truck Accident
Numerous laws and regulations on the state and federal level have been enacted to protect truck drivers, passenger vehicle drivers, motorcyclists and pedestrians alike. These laws are mainly regulated by the United States Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In the rules and regulations, everything from how many hours a driver is able to be on the road to how hazardous materials need to be transported is outlined.
Following an accident, you and your attorney will discuss in detail the collision, and your lawyer will review all evidence relevant to the case. Police reports, the driver's logs, and witnesses' statements can all shed light on who is liable for your injuries. Each crash will be different, and your particular situation may vary, but one or more of the following parties may be at-fault:
In incidents where the driver is to blame, the operator may have fallen asleep at the wheel, violated a portion of the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration's regulations, or have been driving under the influence of alcohol. Operator error is one of the leading causes of truck accidents in the United States.
If a portion of the truck failed to operate properly, the product manufacturer may be to blame. In these situations, an accident analysis may be required. An attorney can help pursue compensation from the product manufacturer and aggressively ensure that you rights as a victim are protected.
If the truck was under lease from a shipping company, or if it was found that the truck's owner was responsible for maintenance, they may be to blame for your injuries. Improper care of a vehicle can lead to disastrous results and the owner of the company could be held liable.
Poorly loaded cargo is another huge risk to all drivers on the road. If the load is not properly secured or placed onto the truck bed without thought to weight distribution or safety, a truck could potentially roll over or jackknife, causing major complications.
Pursue Compensation for Your Case
After an accident, it is imperative that you retain the compensation that you deserve. Our team of dedicated Alpharetta truck accident attorneys stands ready to provide you with representation you need. The attorneys on our team are highly respected in the legal community as zealous advocates for clients and skilled litigators in the courtroom. You can trust in our ability to provide you with the best possible outcome for your case. If you have questions or concerns,
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