Marietta Truck Accident Lawyers
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Large commercial vehicles weigh 80,000 pounds or more. That is a massive amount of weight to be thrown around in an accident, which is why so many truck collisions end tragically. Drivers of passenger vehicles are much more likely to suffer serious injuries and damages in these accidents because their cars cannot withstand the force and pressure coming from such large trucks.
If you have been injured in a serious truck accident, you may be wondering where to turn. The good news is that you do not have to work through this on your own.
Don’t delay in contacting our firm! Fill out a free case evaluation today to get started or call us at 770-427-5498.
What are the most common causes of accidents?
Countless factors could cause a serious truck accident, including truck driver negligence. These acts of negligence ultimately allow an individual to take legal action against a reckless truck driver.
The following negligence issues often cause truck accidents:
- Impaired driving
- Reckless lane changing
- Lack of rest
- Illegal maneuvers or driving habits
- Distracted driving
- Improperly packing trucks
- Vehicle defects
- Lack of truck maintenance
Regardless of the reason for the accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. The Marietta truck accident attorneys at Jones & Swanson can help you down your path of recovering damages. We are here to ensure that you get the just compensation you deserve from your medical expenses and lost wages to loss of earning capacity and mental pain and suffering.
Truck Accident Statistics
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a total of 4,136 people died in large truck crashes in 2018. The majority of people who died (67%) were passenger vehicle occupants when these fatal truck accidents, but pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists were also affected.
When passenger vehicles collided with large trucks, 96% of fatalities were passenger vehicle occupants. Truck accidents accounted for 11% of all motor vehicle deaths in 2018. Sadly, truck accidents can happen anywhere. About 52% of fatal crashes occurred on major roadways other than interstates and freeways, 33% occurred on interstates and freeways, and 14% occurred on minor roads. Collisions were most common in the middle of the day, between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., and most crashes happened during the week. The IIHS attributes many accidents to truck braking capability and truck driver fatigue. Large trucks are also more likely to roll over, which can be fatal for everyone involved.
Local data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia shows that speeding and alcohol use are other important factors, and state law has shown that distracted driving and cell phone use contributes to roadway fatalities.
Read the section below to learn more about what causes of truck accidents.
Do I need a lawyer for my case?
When you hire us, we will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, gathering the necessary evidence and testimonials you need to bolster your case. With our insight and understanding of these types of cases, we are more than equipped to stand up to even the biggest companies and their legal teams.
You can find more information on the pages below:
- What to do after an accident
- Truck accident negligence
- Truck accident injuries
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Medical payments
- Underride accidents
- Tractor-trailer accident case results
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