Truckers work backbreaking hours and are driven by tight, stressful deadlines. These factors make it more difficult for them to concentrate on doing their job, which is to safely and efficiently deliver their cargo. Having a tired and overworked driver behind the wheel of a massive eighteen-wheeler weighing over 80,000 pounds puts innocent people at risk and accounts for one in nine highway accidents, most of which are catastrophic, causing brain injuries or wrongful deaths.
Fatigue and stress of the driver are not the only causes of truck accidents. Due to a company’s greed, very often the truck will be overloaded with cargo or the vehicle is ancient and experiences mechanical failure or has defective parts.
Negligence is never acceptable in any profession. But with truck accidents having a fatality rate of 94% with the victim almost always a civilian, the lines between negligence and murder are blurred.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck accident, you need to speak with an attorney immediately. Trucking companies have highly paid attorneys who will seek to settle the case immediately, often resulting in you receiving immediate pay, but not all the compensation you’re entitled to.
If you or a loved one has been severely injured or killed in a truck accident in Atlanta, please contact Robbins & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Atlanta truck accident lawyers.