Gainesville, Georgia is a town well known in our state for its connection to the poultry industry. As the county seat for Hall County the town has a population of about 40,000 people. Due to its commercial importance, it stands to reason that the town is traversed by large trucks, semis and tractor trailers. The Gainesville truck accident attorneys at Scholle Law know quite well that these trucks can not only carry cargo to and from the area, but can also cause accidents and often very serious ones.
Although not every truck or every truck driver ends up having a crash of some type, the danger of tractor trailer or semi truck crash is always present. One would hope that a driver takes their responsibility seriously and would not drive under the influence. But our hopes can be shattered when a driver uses poor judgment and recklessly drinks and drives or takes drugs and drives. These drugs can be prescription or other, but if they impair his or her ability to judge speed or distance, or impair the ability to properly inspect the truck for safety requirements, or impair the ability to safely load the truck, tragedy can happen. A lack of judgment or an undetected medical crisis, such as alcoholism or drug addition, can result in a fatal crash or one that causes severe injury to other drivers or passengers on the road. Truck operators have a duty to the driving public to ensure that their drivers are healthy, not addicted to medications or drugs and are capable of safely driving a truck.
The law supports those who have been injured or harmed by a negligent truck owner, operator or driver. Those who have suffered injuries or loved ones who have lost a family member are protected under the law to recover their damages from those defendants in a legal action. After a truck crash that causes a fatal injury or catastrophic injury, it is important to look at the circumstances of the crash and to, in some cases, reconstruct the accident. As lawyers, we sometimes need to call in what is called an accident reconstruction expert. These individuals are very experienced in analyzing the physics of a crash. They can determine and offer an opinion in an expert report or at trial about what caused the accident that resulted in injuries or death. This can be invaluable information that, in conjunction with witness testimony or a police report or drug testing, supports the settlement or verdict in a truck accident in Gainesville, Georgia.
Contact Scholle Law as soon as possible. There is no doubt that the sooner you contact us and we can begin to investigate your case in detail, the better. We can advise you about your rights and if you retain our law firm we will work diligently to secure compensation for you and your family when a truck accident is caused by the negligence of a truck driver or truck operator. Please call us today or send us a message via our contact form on our website. We will contact you and you will not pay for your evaluation or our fees, unless and until we get money for you.