TRUCK ACCIDENT

There are approximately 4,115,462 million miles of roadway in the U.S.

-U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Tallapoosa Truck Accident  Lawyer

The city of Tallapoosa, Georgia is known for being a traveling point for big rigs and other commercial tractor trailers out of Atlanta and Birmingham.  They are transporting commodities to and from the northwest Georgia area.  And, with Interstate-20 located just 4 miles away, high amounts of traffic roll across Tallapoosa’s busy streets every day, as a pass-through city.

 

The harrowing effect of this is commercial motor vehicle accidents become imminent. When a collision occurs, you need a representation from an attorney experienced in trucking regulations. Located near Tallapoosa, the Wheale Law Firm is prepared to handle your trucking accident claim. Call us today for a free consultation.

What are some types of truck accidents?

In Georgia, tractor-trailers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds of weight. Consequently, this sheer amount of weight multiplies the damage caused during a collision.  It’s often hard to imagine the destruction until you see it.  Although every big rig collision is different, there are patterns in the types of accidents, including:

  • Blind Spot: This is an area the driver does not have the ability to see behind the wheel. Commercial truck blind spots are significantly larger than passenger vehicles. Accidents like this usually occur while changing lanes.

  • Rollover: Tractor trailers are susceptible to roll overs due to being top-heavy and having a high center of gravity caused by their cargo. Several factors can lead to a rollover such as a sharp turn or a blown tire

  • Jackknife: A jackknife occurs when the trailer and the truck cab split in different directions. An accident like this can occur from a multitude of factors such as harmful road conditions (wet, snow, ice), potholes, or swift jerks of the steering wheel

Often, an accident reconstructionist is needed to help prove these type of cases.  Wheale Law Firm has experience hiring reconstructionist who have big rig experience and who are knowledgeable in tractor trailer regulations.

What can I do to avoid a truck accident?

There are times when a commercial vehicle accident is unavoidable. The only thing you are in control of on the highway is how safely you are driving. Unfortunately, you may be injured due to another drivers negligence. Here are two simple reminders when traveling near tractor-trailers:

  • The 100 feet rule: When riding behind a truck, ensure you are not following too closely. A good rule of thumb is to stay back at least 100 feet. This will allow you time to react for sudden braking; it will protect you from road debris kicked up by the truck’s tires; and it will allow you to be out of the blind spot.

  • Blind Spot Knowledge: The blind spots on a semi-truck extend further than on a passenger vehicle. When traveling next to a truck avoid the: (1)th drivers side (lane width extending half of the trailer’s length), or (2)passenger side(Two lane widths extending the length of the truck).

These simple driving habits can help potential victims anticipate and avoid car collisions with negligent tractor trailers.  But, injuries can be unavoidable sometimes.  Let Wheale Law Firm help.

What are injuries that can result from truck accidents?

There are a wide of injuries that can result from a tractor trailer accident.  The mass and size of semi-trailer and similar trucks make them much more dangerous on the road. Anything these vehicles come into contact with will ultimately result in severe damage. And, injuries are not uncommon results of commercial vehicle collisions, including:

  • Wrongful Death

  • Amputation

  • Spinal Injury/Paralysis

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Broken and Fractured Bones

  • Burns

Wheale Law Firm is here to help you move your life forward after suffering unexpected and traumatic injuries. Allow our prior experience to work for you.  These cases can be difficult and complex and our truck accident lawyer can provide the personal attention your case deserves.  Wheale Law Firm is dedicated to helping you recover maximum compensation, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation

Contact Wheale Law Firm for a Free Case Consultation

For a free case consultation, give Wheale Law a call at 678-580-8936 or send an email.  No Commitments.

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