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Are Truck Drivers Always at Fault in Your Georgia Truck Accident?

A truck that has rolled over on it's side.

Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous types of accidents there are. When a passenger vehicle is hit by a tractor-trailer, the results can be disastrous. The normal person simply can’t withstand the impact of a truck. This is why truck accident victims tend to suffer such serious injuries.

A lot of people tend to avoid tractor-trailers when on the road. They get in a different lane and either lag behind or try to pass them. They’re intimidating. Some of these trucks weigh over 30,000 pounds when carrying a full load. When they crash into a car or SUV, they tend to crush it. And, oftentimes, it’s not the person driving the truck who gets hurt. They rarely suffer the brunt of the injuries.

If you’re injured in a truck accident, you should really contact a truck accident lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia. The general perception is that truck drivers are the ones at fault in a truck accident. However, that isn’t always the case. There are times when the truck driver did absolutely nothing wrong. The accident could’ve been caused by the other driver. Or, there could’ve been something wrong with the truck. Your truck accident lawyer will be the one able to prove what really happened. They can also prove that the other driver was at fault.

A truck that has rolled over on it's side.

Tractor-Trailer Drivers Work Hard and Do Try to Be Safe

Despite what a lot of people think, truck drivers, work really hard to be safe. They’re not just on the roads running errands. They’re working for a living. If something happens and they get hurt or cause someone else to be hurt, they can lose their job. They can even lose their commercial driver’s license. This does not mean, however, that truckers are never at fault in a truck accident.

Truck drivers are, after all, human. They make mistakes like anyone else. The difference is, when a tractor-trailer driver makes a mistake, people can die. For most of us, if we don’t do our jobs perfectly, our company may lose money. Or, maybe a sale doesn’t go through. For a truck driver, there’s a lot at stake. This is why the do really try to be as careful as possible.

This doesn’t mean, in any way, that the perception of truck drivers is going to change any time soon. People order so many things online these days, there are more trucks on the road. This isn’t going to change. Products have to get from one side of the country to the other. This is why we have so many tractor-trailer drivers.

Your Truck Accident Lawyer Will Have to Prove Fault

Just because most people tend to blame the truck driver for your crash, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Your Atlanta truck accident lawyer is still going to need to prove your case. This means they need to prove two things. First, they need to prove that the truck driver was at fault. Second, they need to prove that you were, in fact, injured. If they can do these two things, you may be entitled to damages. 

These damages include the following:

  • Medical bills and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and lost future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

Your Atlanta truck accident lawyer will submit evidence to show all of these things. They’ll work hard to get you the money you deserve.

Call and Speak with a Truck Accident Lawyer in Atlanta Today

If you or your loved one have been injured in a truck accident in Atlanta, you should call our office. You should sit down with an experienced truck accident lawyer who can review your case and give you an idea of what it’s worth. They’ll look at your medical records to find out just how bad your injuries were. They’ll also review the accident report to see what happened. If they think there’s enough evidence to prove the truck driver was at fault, they’ll accept your case.

Contact us today and schedule your initial consultation. It’s absolutely free and you don’t pay a dime until you settle your case. Your attorney is going to work hard to get you and your family the money they deserve. They’ll also work to negotiate a settlement of your case with the insurance company. If this doesn’t work, they’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Call today and find a time to come in and sit down with one of our skilled accident lawyers. 

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