Road debris can be a major hazard, a factor in hundreds of Georgia accidents each year. When a road debris accident causes injuries or death, determining who is to blame can be complicated. Depending on the types of debris, you need to know where it came from and how it got in the road. If it came from another vehicle, it may be difficult or impossible to identify and locate the driver. It may also be the fault of the government entity responsible for the highway if that entity knew or should have known about the debris and failed to remove it in a timely manner.
Regardless, if you were injured in an accident caused by road debris in Georgia, you need the help of an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney who will thoroughly investigate and aggressively pursue your case. Laurie Robbins from Robbins Law, PC, is that lawyer. Please contact her today to for a free claim evaluation and to learn about your rights.
Commercial and Non-Commercial Vehicles Hauling Cargo
Both commercial and non-commercial drivers are required to secure their loads properly. If you were struck by flying debris that came out of a moving vehicle, one of the following may be held liable:
- Commercial driver who drops the debris
- Non-commercial driver who dropped the debris
- Commercial or non-commercial driver’s employer if they were driving in the course of employment
Part of Vehicle Flies Off
Why part of a vehicle flies off, it can be due to inadequate maintenance of the vehicle, improperly performed maintenance or repair, or a defect. If the vehicle was defective, liability may fall on:
- Auto manufacturer or seller
- Part manufacturer or seller
- Another party long the supply chain
If the vehicle was not adequately maintained, the following may be to blame:
- Driver or owner of the vehicle
- Trucking company
- Third party contracted to maintain vehicle
- Rental company
Improperly completed repairs or maintenance fall on the party who performed the work such as:
- Repair shop
- Third party contracted to perform maintenance and repairs
- Owner if owner performed the faulty repair or maintenance
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident involving road debris in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, please call Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 to learn more about how we can help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve.