Athens, GA Logging Truck Accidents
Serious truck accidents can occur from certain types of trucks that can pose an even higher risk than normal. Flatbed trucks where the cargo is visible and uncovered can lose portions of cargo if it is not secured properly, or if the bindings fail. This can be particularly true with logging trucks, where the heavy logs can shift and cause imbalanced trailers and undue stress on load bindings.
In other cases, logging trucks can be inadvertently overloaded. Even for experienced loaders at the logging site, estimating the weight of some logs is no more than a guessing game. Trucks can leave the site seriously overloaded, posing multiple dangers for losing control, losing the load, inadequate braking distances and other weight-related incidents.
Clarke County Logging Truck Liability Claims
When a logging truck is involved in an accident, weight and the objects being hauled typically combine to produce catastrophic results, regardless of how the accident occurred. Serious injuries and loss of life are far too common in these accidents. If negligence in overloading or securing the load is responsible for the accident, those involved in loading the truck should be held liable.
This is where a personal injury claim against the responsible parties can help to ensure that fewer of these accidents occur. A lawsuit can be a valuable lesson for negligent logging companies or trucking companies. And, due to the nature of accidents involving logging trucks, there are likely to be huge medical costs and ongoing expenses. You could win compensation from the parties responsible that can provide significant help with these medical burdens.
The Burnside Law Firm LLP in Athens, GA, provides knowledgeable and experienced legal representation for injured victims of vehicle accidents, including logging truck accidents. If you or a loved one are involved in an accident with a logging truck, call or send us a message online to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your case.