Fulton County Truck Accident
Fulton County, Georgia is home to Georgia Institute of Technology and a population of over one million people. Sitting in the heart of metro Atlanta, where traffic is congested and busy during many periods of the day. The many trucks that traverse the county on a daily basis on the major highways and streets are part of the thriving community, but also pose risks. Fulton County truck accident lawyers at Scholle Law are nearby to help after a truck accident.
Truck accidents can involve many types of large vehicles. From tractor trailers or semi-trucks to large trucks carrying heavy loads of cargo, any of these can strike other vehicles that are smaller and more vulnerable. When they do, the result can be catastrophic injury or fatal injury. These are serious truck crashes that can be life altering for all of those involved. The many types of truck accidents can cause many types of injuries. For example, a tractor trailer can jack knife and cause chaos in its wake. A large truck can lose control on a hill or curve and hit other vehicles that are in its way. The biggest issue with trucks and other vehicles is the difference in both size and weight. This difference can change a life in an instant, but in a devastating way.
Over the years we have seen many causes for these truck crashes. The federal regulations that control the operation of trucks apply to the trucks that traverse Fulton County. These regulations address so many key factors in truck safety. Drivers must have a certain amount of training, truck drivers are regulated in the number of consecutive hours they are allowed to drive, they must take breaks, they must inspect their truck periodically for various things like cargo position and lights. Truck drivers are also required to maintain logs that keep track of hours driven and other things that protect those on the road from a drowsy truck driver.
Other factors that are part of truck accident investigation include the federal regulations that call for various mechanical requirements. These provisions are intended to ensure that trucks have certain mandatory safety devices, such as operational lights and mud flaps. Although these things might seem small to some, if they are not functional they can cause serious property damage or injury. There are many examples of trucks being loaded improperly, losing control and flipping on its side. The cargo in a truck is required to be placed in a way that ensures the truck is not in danger of flipping. Even if the cargo is properly loaded and balanced, a driver that takes a curve too fast to try to meet a deadline can end up causing a fatal accident or serious injury for other vehicles that are sharing the road with them.
That is why contacting Fulton County truck accident lawyers at Scholle Law can help after a truck crash. Contact truck accident attorney Charles Scholle and the legal professionals at our law firm who have the experience with these devastating accidents to evaluate your accident, determine whether you have a case and litigate to the full extent of the law to secure help for you and your family.