Tractor Trailer Accidents in Georgia: 18 Wheelers Can Be DangerousJune 22, 2011
There are 3 major distinctions between trucking accidents and car accidents. Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney John Breakfield Explains:
1. Severity of the Injuries: Anytime a car is hit by an 18 wheeler, the passenger vehicle will get the “short end of the stick” and the injuries of the people in the passenger vehicle will almost always be greater than if they had been hit by a regular car.
2. State and Federal regulations: These Safety Rules are designed to protect the public. All truck drivers and trucking companies must follow these safety rules. Communities must take a stand when these safety rules are violated by trucking companies and truck drivers. Trucking companies and drivers who needlessly violate safety rules are a danger to the community. An Experienced Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer in Georgia can help you determine the safety rules that were broken and how you can be compensated for your injuries.
3. Insurance: If the injuries are substantial, there is a higher likelihood that there will be insurance to compensate the injured person. It is not just the truck driver who is insured, but the trucking company itself will have more insurance insurance to protect their business assets.
If you or a loved one is injured in a Tractor Trailer Traffic Accident due to another driver’s carelessness, please Call or Email a Gainesville Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer at Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys for a confidential and free consultation.
About the authors: John Breakfield and David Purvis are attorneys with Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys in Gainesville, Georgia and handle Accident & Injury matters regarding those injured by people and companies who needlessly ignore safety rules. The law office of Breakfield & Associates, Attorneys can assist clients throughout Georgia including: Hall County (Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch), White County (Cleveland), Barrow County (Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham, Winder), Lumpkin County (Dahlonega), Gwinnett County (Buford, Duluth, Sugar Hill, Lawrenceville), Jackson County (Braselton, Commerce, Hoschton, Jefferson, Pendergrass), Dawson County (Dawsonville), Habersham County (Demorest, Cornelia), Clarke County (Athens) and all of Northeast Georgia.
This article and video should not be considered nor relied upon as legal advice since it is only intended for general overview and informational purposes. Please consult with an attorney on your specific situation in order to determine an appropriate legal course of action.