As a major transportation artery, Interstate 85 is a common route for the trucking industry. You may never give it a second thought. After all, sharing the road with hundreds of tractor-trailers is a part of everyday life. However, these vehicles are at least 20 times the size of the average passenger car. Whether you are driving a compact car, sedan, or SUV, a collision with a semi or 18-wheeler can have catastrophic results.
At The Weinstein Firm, we recognize the life-altering ramifications of an accident with one of these highway behemoths. In collisions with tractor-trailers, the occupants of the smaller vehicle are the ones most often seriously injured or killed. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with one of these massive entities, our skilled Atlanta auto accident lawyers can deliver the zealous advocacy you deserve to achieve full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Holding Tractor-Trailer Drivers Accountable
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), driver error is ten times more likely to be the cause of a tractor-trailer crash than any other factor. Nearly 88% of these collisions were caused by either a direct or indirect action of the truck operator. Common driver errors include:
- Driver fatigue
- Taking prescription or over-the-counter medication
- Driver inexperience
- Inattention or distraction
- Drug use
- Improper load distribution
- Failure to properly attach trailers
As operators of vehicles weighing at least 10,000 pounds or more, truck drivers are mandated to take extra precautions when on the road. Regrettably, tight deadlines and/or working for longer than the legal limit leads drivers to drive in a careless or reckless manner resulting in a devastating accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by truck driver error, our firm can help! We have the resources you need to thoroughly investigate the actions of the vehicle operator, including analyzing drivers’ logs, bills of lading, on-board computers, and GPS systems. Rest assured, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers will leave no stone unturned when pursuing justice on your behalf.
Whether you have been in a collision with a single, double, or triple tractor-trailer, time is of the essence! Immediate steps must be taken to preserve equipment data, eyewitness accounts, and government inspection reports. Any delay can erode your chances for fair and maximum compensation.
Contact Our Trucking Accident Lawyer for Skilled Litigation
The trucking industry is big business. With billions of dollars in profits each year at their disposal, they can be a formidable opponent. At The Weinstein Firm, we have dedicated our practice to level the playing field for injured victims and their families. Contact our hard-hitting personal injury team to deliver the powerful representation you need to garner the maximum restitution you deserve.