Georgia Semi Truck Accidents
The commercial trucking industry serves all 50 states, including Georgia, by transporting vital goods of every kind to every location. These semi trucks pulling large, heavy trailers of cargo sadly cause some of the most horrific accident injuries of any type of vehicle. Because of their size and weight, semi trucks are strictly governed by state and federal laws. The federal guidelines can be found in the CFR, Title 49: Transportation codes. Georgia and other states also have guidelines that mirror or may even require extra regulations beyond these federal codes. They cover factors like:
- Mandated rest and vehicle maintenance
- Vehicle marking
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Hours of service
- Speed limits
- Load limits
- Restrictions on various types of cargo
Sadly, in the ongoing quest to be competitive and turn a profit, trucking companies can cut corners or place drivers under pressure to drive faster, farther or longer than is safe and legal. Commercial trucking can be a tough business, and the profit margin is often small. When trucking companies operate semi trucks in a negligent manner, this is more than breaking the law; it is willfully endangering other innocent drivers who share the road.
Semi truck accidents frequently occur due to dangerous road or weather conditions, improper maintenance, mechanical or systems failure, overloading, drug or alcohol use and other cases of negligence. The Burnside Law Firm in Athens, GA, can provide the legal representation you need if you are involved in a semi truck accident.
Help with Georgia Semi Truck Lawsuits
Semi trucks are necessary to serve the people and companies of Georgia, and most of the time, they serve us well. But when accidents happen, those responsible should be held accountable for their actions or negligence. Clarke County personal injury attorneys from Burnside Law can protect your rights and help you pursue a semi truck accident injury claim if you sustain injuries in a commercial truck accident.
Send us a message online or call 800-569-1937 to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss your possible claim and right to compensation for your injuries.