Atlanta Commercial Truck Accident Attorneys

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Tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial vehicles can pose a major threat to passengers traveling in smaller vehicles. While the typical, fully-loaded commercial truck can weigh 80,000- 150,000 pounds or more, the average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Because of the disparity in size and weight, and the basic laws of physics, collisions between passenger automobiles and large trucks are likely to result in serious damage, injury, and fatalities. Moreover, the size and weight of commercial trucks makes them a hazard when they brake and turn corners, due to longer stopping distances and impaired maneuverability.

Causes of Commercial Trucking Accidents

While tight federal regulations govern the activities of drivers, their trucks, and their cargo, these laws have often been breached in cases of accidents and ignored by many drivers in our experience. Common causes of commercial truck accidents include:

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These potential acts of negligence- either on the part of the driver or any number of other parties- should be investigated in all collisions involving a large truck. Whether you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck or are a truck driver yourself, know that you have legal rights to be fully compensated for any acts of negligence. Accidents involving commercial vehicles can be especially complicated, since multiple parties may be at fault. Trucking companies, employees, contractors, and insurance companies may be obligated to compensate for your injuries but will immediately investigate the scene, vehicles and witnesses in order to diminish your potential case and claim.

Contact Our Atlanta Truck Accident Team

When Childers, Schlueter & Smith attorneys represent your case, we will work to identify potential defendants and investigate all possible causes of fault to ensure maximum reward for your hardship and injuries. Contact our Atlanta truck accident firm by submitting your information through the form on this page, or by calling us at 404-419-9500.

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