Semi-trucks from across the U.S. will travel to and through Georgia. With these vehicles, there is an inherent danger that cannot be ignored. For people in smaller vehicles who are involved in truck accidents, there can be serious injuries and fatalities. Often, these accidents are due to unfortunate circumstances that were out of a driver's control. An example is the weather. In other truck accidents, however, the crash came about because of driver behavior and this is especially egregious. After a crash in which there were injuries and fatalities, there can be an arrest. The family left behind after such an accident should know they have the right to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
It is known that distracted driving is a dangerous behavior for anyone on the road. It is even more risky when there are semi-truck drivers who are distracted. Since there are so many trucks that go through, to and from Georgia, this is an important consideration for those who are sharing the road with these large vehicles. A distracted trucker could be using a cellphone, eating, changing the radio and doing many other activities. With the number of ways in which a driver can be distracted, it is not uncommon for there to be more than a single distraction for truckers. A new study by Lytx shows just how common and worrisome that is.
Large trucks are a part of life in Marietta and throughout Georgia. Because these vehicles cart items and equipment from one place to another, they are a vital part of a healthy economy and provide jobs. In short, they will always be necessary. That, however, does not diminish the danger they present to passenger vehicles when they share the road. A crash between a truck and a smaller vehicle will inevitably result in severe injuries or fatalities. For those who have been impacted by truck accidents, having legal assistance is imperative.
Truck accidents in Georgia and across the U.S. can do so much damage. Regulators are constantly seeking ways to improve safety. For a long time, one of the main reasons truck accidents were believed to have occurred is because of drowsy truckers. Frequently, drivers were becoming drowsy after going beyond the rules for consecutive hours on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration instituted a rule that all trucks need to have an Electronic Logging Device installed to prevent the driver from being untruthful when recording their time spent on the road. A new study indicates that the new rules do not appear to have been as effective as expected in reducing crashes.
Trucks can be an intimidating sight on the Georgia roads. This is true whether it is a semi-truck delivering goods and passing through the state, construction trucks, and dump trucks. For drivers in other vehicles large or small that are sharing the road with these large vehicles, it is imperative to maintain vigilance and be cautious. Even when people are keeping a close eye on these vehicles, there can still be a crash. Since trucks are so large, heavy and often traveling at significant speeds, there is a good possibility that there will be injuries and fatalities. Those who have been affected by truck accidents must know they have the right to seek compensation in a legal filing.