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Types of Trucking Accidents

Trucking accident victims can obtain compensation from the truck driver or trucking company responsible for the crash.  At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our experienced Atlanta, Georgia Trucking Accident Attorneys can help victims to trucking wrecks to take legal action and obtain fair and full compensation. Give us a call today toll free at (855) 424-6587 to learn more.

The Dangers of Atlanta, Georgia Trucking Accidents
Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and can be extremely large, sometimes with multiple trailers on the back of a big rig. Trucks can also transport hazardous material or heavy loads.

With their large size and potentially dangerous cargo, trucks must be driven very carefully by qualified professional drivers with a special commercial license.  Trucks also need to be carefully maintained to ensure that the vehicles are in good shape and not prone to problems due to their air brakes or other components.

Unfortunately, truck drivers and trucking companies don't always do everything they are supposed to. Truck accidents happen every day and many of these accidents cause great harm to drivers on the roads. Some of these accidents are also unique to trucks because of their special size and structure.

Types of Atlanta, Georgia Trucking Accidents
There are many different types of truck accidents that can occur, but some of the most dangerous include:
  • Underride accidents;
  • Jackknifing accidents;
  • Rollover truck accidents;
  • Rural truck accidents; and,
  • Truck accidents with hazardous material
In many cases, these accidents can only happen when trucks are involved. For example, underride accidents involve a passenger car actually sliding underneath the body of a truck. This type of accident can, of course, cause a variety of very serious injuries or even the wrongful death to those in the car that slides underneath the truck.

Preventing these types of truck accidents should be a top priority and truck drivers are expected to know about the dangers of their large vehicles and to drive in a safe way that protects others on the road.

An Atlanta, Georgia Trucking Accident Attorney Can Help

If you are involved in these or any other type of trucking accident, it is important to understand your legal rights.  The truck driver may be held legally responsible if his negligence was a contributing factor or the cause of the truck accident that you were involved in.  Trucking companies can also be held liable for the actions of those that work for them, or for its own negligence if the company didn't maintain the truck correctly or made other dangerous errors.

Knowing the type of truck accident is important because it can help you to take legal action as an accident victim. The experienced Atlanta, Georgia Trucking Accident Attorneys at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., can help you to review evidence from the accident scene and can assist you in working with accident reconstruction experts so you can prove that the other driver was to blame.

At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., we have represented victims of many different types of truck accidents and we are ready to put our legal knowledge to work on your case. Give us a call toll free at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online today for help with your truck accident case. Remember, we will come to you for a more personal face to face meeting and we always work on a contingency basis.

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