Many of Georgia’s roadways are among the most dangerous in the United States. Unfortunately, the roadways in Carrollton are no exception. Carroll County is home to major thoroughfares like Interstate 20, Highway 78, Highway 113, and Highway 27. These roadways are all frequently used for transporting goods between counties, cities, and neighboring states.
These major roadways are frequently traveled by commercial trucks. That means that drivers on these roads must be especially diligent in their driving and awareness. Unfortunately, truck accidents are not uncommon on Carrollton roadways. These accidents cause varying degrees of injuries and deaths.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Carrollton, Carroll County, or surrounding areas, call a truck accident lawyer you can trust. At The Embry Law Firm, our truck accident lawyer in Carrollton knows how to navigate the often-complicated nature of truck accidents. We know how the legal process works and how to help you protect your rights.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Truck accidents are often caused by carelessness or recklessness of the truck driver or other drivers nearby. Some examples of the common causes of truck accidents include:
Speeding: Speeding is a contributor to around 30% of auto accidents. When truck drivers drive too fast, they are vulnerable to losing control and not being able to brake properly. When drivers near trucks drive too fast, they risk losing control and/or striking a much larger vehicle.
Driver Impairment: While driving after drinking alcohol or taking drugs is illegal, many drivers do just that. Drivers of all sorts of vehicles are guilty of driver impairment, and any impaired driver can cause, or contribute to, a truck accident.
Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is a real concern among truck drivers. Truck drivers have a great responsibility while driving. If they become distracted by food, text messages, emails, phone calls, knobs, GPS devices, radios, etc. they are risking their life and that of those around them.
Blind Spots: Trucks have a lot of blind spots. It is important that drivers of other vehicles be aware of these blind spots and avoid them. It is also important that truck drivers know where their blind spots are and double check for nearby vehicles before merging, turning, or changing lanes.
Inadequate Maintenance: Commercial trucks are regulated by state and federal regulations. Part of these regulations is making sure that trucks are in good working order. If trucks are inadequately maintained and a defect causes an accident, the truck owner and/or driver can be held liable.
Truck Accident Claims in Carrollton
If you are injured in a truck accident in Carrollton, you have rights. You may be able to recover damages for your:
Pain and Suffering
The best way to find out about your rights and options for recovery is to contact a truck accident lawyer in Carrollton. At The Embry Law Firm, we have helped truck accident victims across the state of Georgia get compensation and justice after devastating accidents. Our truck accident lawyer will help you:
Determine who is at fault
Determine a value on the damages you have suffered
Negotiate with insurance companies or other parties
Take your case to trial if necessary
Contact us to find out how we can help you by calling (844) 443-6279.
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