I was hit by a tractor trailer because it could not stop in time. Can I sue the trucking company or the driver?
Because of their massive size and weight, as well as the speeds at which they travel, tractor trailers or semi-trucks are difficult to bring to a complete stop, especially when needing to do so quickly. One of the most common causes of commercial trucking accidents is a failure to account for additional stopping distance. If a driver fails to take the necessary precautions to avoid an accident, the driver and his or her employer may be held liable for any damages that occur as a result.
It takes a large truck almost twice as much time and distance to come to a complete stop than it does other vehicles on the road. There are a number of factors that impact a vehicle’s stopping distance. Rain, sleet, and snow can make it very difficult for trucks to operate safely. If a truck is speeding, the distance it takes to fully stop is greatly increased. If a driver is very tired, he or she may have a much slower reaction time, which makes it difficult to stop quickly. There may be a defect or a mechanical problem with the truck, such as brakes that are not working properly. Finally, truck drivers are driving with many more distractions now than in years past, and this can make it much harder to quickly stop.
Most tractor trailer accidents are preventable, and in many cases the truck drivers are not the only party responsible for an accident. It can be tough to determine who to hold liable and from whom to seek compensation after a trucking accident. While you are busy seeking treatment of your injuries, the driver’s employer will be working with attorneys in order to make sure that your damages are limited.
If you have been involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, you are probably angry, scared, and confused about what to do. You may be tempted to quickly settle the case with an insurance company in order to be able to have access to immediate cash with which to pay your bills.
It’s understandable that you would be feeling uncertain and scared after an accident with a tractor trailer. However, don’t let those fears make you settle your case yourself without speaking to an attorney. You should pursue all the damages to which you are entitled after an Atlanta tractor trailer accident, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. It can be tempting to handle a case on your own in order to avoid paying legal fees. However, studies have shown that personal injury accident victims who hire an attorney get larger awards than those without an attorney, even after legal fees are deducted.
If you have been involved in a tractor trailer accident in the Atlanta area, call the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Holston & Huntley, LLC. We will provide you with a free consultation on your case, and if we choose to take your case you pay us nothing unless we obtain a recovery for you. Call us today at 1-888-513-0004 consultations are free and you are under no obligation to use our services. We serve Metro Atlanta Georgia as well as Birmingham Alabama including surrounding areas.
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