Lawrenceville Truck Accident Attorney

Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers Serving Lawrenceville, Georgia

Lawrenceville Truck Accident AttorneysTrucking companies are strictly regulated to maintain safety when sharing roads with passenger vehicles. However, truckers are known to cut corners and violate safety standards and regulations in the interest of meeting deadlines and making sure their employer does not lose money. Reckless behavior displayed by truck drivers puts themselves and other motorists at a high risk of injuries from accidents.

Any negligent action from a truck driver can lead to catastrophic and often life-threatening consequences for other motorists. The reason is obvious, even if it is not immediately apparent. The average car weighs around 4,000 pounds. When it collides with a semi-truck that is twice as tall and up to 20 times heavier, the car driver is much more likely to suffer severe, and often life-threatening, injuries. 

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you should know that the trucking company and their insurance company will almost immediately start crafting their own version of what happened. They may skew or, in some cases, even destroy evidence, making it harder to prove they were at fault.

At Scholle Law, our tenacious attorneys have aggressively fought for the rights of trucking accident victims for over 25 years. When you hire us, we will launch our own investigation of the wreck, gathering evidence and utilizing experts to reconstruct the collision. However, if you wait too long to hire a lawyer, it may be harder to build your case, as evidence may disappear and witnesses may forget the details of what they saw.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Lawrenceville truck accident attorney, call us or contact us online today.

Truck Accidents Caused By Mechanical Failure In Gwinnett County

Truck crashes can have many causes, but the most common reason they happen is human error. Sometimes, collisions are caused by reckless or aggressive driving on the part of the trucker. In other cases, the truck driver may not have had sufficient rest, might have been distracted, or might have been under the influence of perhaps drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

In many cases, truck wrecks arise from negligence on behalf of the truck driver, owner, and/or trucking company. One of the most common factors in this category is truck maintenance. Maintenance standards are covered by federal and state safety regulations, but these mandates too often go ignored. This can include tire under- or over-inflation, tire tread problems, or failure to maintain tires and change them when they need to be changed. 

Beyond tires, something like a rusted or damaged mechanical part of the truck can weaken or fail, resulting in a crash. Improper maintenance can also result in “metal fatigue.” This is when the metal in various components has been used for too long without being replaced. If maintenance is ignored long enough, metal fatigue can cause major systems such as the brakes or even the chassis (the load-bearing framework of the truck) to fail, leading to catastrophic accidents.

 

Who is liable for mechanical failures?

Asian truck driver holding clipboard inspecting safety vehicle maintenance checklist a truck wheels, tirePerhaps the truck company did not want to spend money on maintenance, or did not want to take a truck off the road to perform upkeep. No matter the reason, when poor maintenance is the cause of a truck crash, in whole or in part, the trucking company can and should be held accountable for your injuries. 

The company may have decided to delay key maintenance milestones, but doing so made it impossible to safely operate the truck. Or, they may have failed to hire certified mechanics and technicians to keep their 18-wheelers safe for the road. There are any number of ways poor maintenance can lead to a collision, but no matter the reason, a mechanical failure can be deadly. 

When truck accidents are investigated, there are three main questions that must be answered: What happened, why did it happen, and could it have been prevented? If these issues are not properly investigated by someone who is on your side, you might not be able to recover the full compensation you deserve. 

 

Speak to a Lawrenceville Truck Accident Attorney Today

The most effective way to ensure you get the compensation to which you are entitled is by hiring an experienced truck wreck lawyer as soon as possible after the incident. At Scholle Law, our tenacious attorneys have aggressively fought for the rights of trucking accident victims for over 25 years. 

When you hire us, we will launch our own investigation of the wreck, gathering evidence and utilizing experts to reconstruct the collision. However, if you wait too long to hire a lawyer, it may be harder to build your case, as evidence may disappear and witnesses may forget the details of what they saw.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Lawrenceville truck accident attorney, call us or contact us online today.