Truck accidents are extremely destructive, which translates to considerable losses. If you’ve been injured in a truck accident for which you were not responsible, determining exactly who – or which entity – is responsible is essential but also tends to be exceedingly complicated. An experienced Georgia personal injury attorney, however, can help you with that.
Responsibility for Truck Crashes
When it comes to truck accidents, there is no one source to look to regarding responsibility. In fact, there are multiple agents who bear significant responsibilities, including:
- The Truck Driver – The truck driver behind the wheel of the truck involved in your accident bears vast responsibility for driving his or her rig safely in relation to the condition of the road, to the effects of the weather, to the traffic all around, and to any extenuating circumstances. It’s a lot of responsibility, and there is no room for negligence, such as distraction, excess speed, impairment, exhaustion, or aggression. Truck drivers are commercial drivers who face strict rules, regulations, and restrictions, and they are responsible for closely adhering to each and every one. Further, truck drivers are responsible for carrying out exacting maintenance requirements and safety checks consistently throughout their trips. Truckers who fail to uphold even one of these important responsibilities are more likely to contribute to or cause dangerous truck accidents.
- The Trucking Company – The trucking company also bears a wide range of responsibilities. These include maintaining a safe fleet of rigs in the first place. When a trucker’s rig is dangerously subpar, it makes it more difficult for him or her to truck safely. Further, the trucking company is responsible for hiring truck drivers who are reliable and experienced and who have the necessary commercial driver’s Those trucking companies that adopt a “you’ll do” attitude when it comes to hiring truck drivers can make our roads more dangerous for everyone on them. Similarly, the trucking company is responsible for hiring experienced truck mechanics and for providing them with the high-quality parts and tools they need to keep the company’s rigs in safe working condition.
- The Truck Manufacturer – The truck’s manufacturer also bears significant responsibility, which includes employing a safe design to begin with and manufacturing trucks that are free of manufacturing flaws. A truck that is flawed in either design or manufacture can cause or contribute to very serious accidents.
A personal injury attorney with considerable truck accident experience will leave no exploratory stone unturned in his or her quest to pinpoint exactly who is responsible for your truck accident losses. It’s worth noting that more than one of the above may be at fault for the damages you’ve suffered.
Reach Out to a Dedicated Cumming Truck Accident Attorney Today
An essential component of every truck accident case is determining who bears responsibility for the losses involved, and the experienced Forsyth County truck accident lawyers at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland are well-prepared to do just that. We care about your case, so please do not hesitate tocontact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.