Duluth, Georgia Truck Accidents
Duluth, Georgia is a thriving community of about 30,000 people. The Town Green park is a gathering place for the area and the Hudgens Center for the Arts brings many visitors throughout the area. As part of Gwinnett County, Duluth has its share of truck accidents due to its proximity to the larger metro area. When a truck accident happens, Duluth truck accident lawyers at Scholle Law are the most experienced in the area with the highest ratings for ethics and excellence in law practice. We can help.
Truck crashes can be more severe than many other types of accidents between motor vehicles. These often fatal crashes are so dangerous because there are such great disparities in weight and size between other vehicles and trucks. Often trucks are involved in accidents in which two trucks collide, but as a result, they impact other vehicles on the road with them. There is no doubt that most people do not leave home thinking that a truck will hit their car or hurt them. But this happens every day across the country.
The reasons for truck crashes are varied. But one fact does not change. That is, trucks are large and as such, they require more space to stop. When a truck is traveling at a high rate of speed, and in fact is exceeding the safest speed for road and weather conditions, or is simply going faster than the speed limit, dangerous consequences can not only be anticipated, but are likely. What happens when you are the vehicle in front of or near a truck that is traveling too fast, is carrying heavy cargo or is tailgating? The answer is very clear and simple for an insurance company or a jury or a judge to understand. The result will often be that the vehicle in front of the speeding truck is hit by the truck in various circumstances. If there is something in the road, like an unexpected large piece of debris or if that vehicle needs to stop because other cars are stopped in front --- the truck will have a difficult time stopping before striking your car or SUV or pick up truck. And not only this, the accident could have been avoided had the truck not been traveling at excessive speeds.
How often have you been traveling on a road or highway and sensed a truck coming too fast behind your vehicle? How often have you been driving on a highway or turnpike on which large trucks travel and have had a truck bearing down on your vehicle for no good reason but carelessness and poor judgment? Who should be held responsible when that truck hits your vehicle and causes you harm or causes harm to your passengers, your children or other adults traveling in your vehicle? The responsible parties should and can be held legally responsible for your injuries, your inability to work or earn a living temporarily or permanently, the injuries to your passengers. The truck driver, the truck owner or the operating company that is responsible for the truck and the driver can be held under the law to answer for these injuries and to pay for them. Generally, the insurance carrier that insures these people or entities will be the party who must pay your damages. The only way to get these damages is to negotiate a settlement with them or take them to trial.
Contact Scholle Law for a free evaluation of your truck accident at no obligation. We are experts at helping those injured to regain their lives and be made as whole as the law allows.