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Covington, GA Truck Accident Lawyer

After getting into a car accident, there can be a lot of serious repercussions. Most truck accidents result in injury, damaged vehicles, economic losses among other things. Even one of these consequences can be daunting to handle by yourself. However, when trucks are involved in accidents, the losses tend to be even more substantial. The size of rigs and trailers, as well as the truck itself, can cause devastating accidents. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not easy to work with as their policies give you little help or reparation for damages. This is not something that you should have to go through alone. At Benton & Benton it is our goal to make sure that you are helped and will receive the settlement that you deserve.

Why Would You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Truck accidents are much different than car accidents, as truck laws are heavily regulated. It is important to have a truck lawyer who knows all of these laws, and knows what action needs to be taken. To make sure that the party who caused the accident is held responsible, it is critical to make sure that all of your evidence is presented in an effective manner. Your truck accident should be experienced in working with the law, and potentially against insurance companies, and other lawyers. At Benton & Benton it is our main priority to make sure that you will receive the best representation and compensation possible. We work hard to collect and present the evidence so that you can get the best results possible.

What Causes Truck Accidents?

There are so many factors that can cause truck accidents. Truck accidents are classified into three different categories: driver, environment, or vehicle. In each of these different classifications, there are multiple factors that could be taken into account when a truck accident happens

Speeding

Many truck drivers are busy and under a lot of pressure to get their deliveries to a certain place at a certain time. This sense of urgency often results in truck drivers speeding  and going much faster than is safe. The consequences of this action are deadly, especially if they are towing a heavy load. Our team is experienced in proving that the truck was speeding and finding the reason why they were speeding to help you within your case.

Unfamiliarity of Roads

Oftentimes, truck drivers are driving across the country to make their deliveries. This means that they drive on a lot of roads that they have never driven on before. This can lead to a difficulty of navigating the roads, and a lack of awareness when they should slow down.

Careless Driving

Big trucks that are pulling trailers or heavy equipment will always be dangerous. However, when a truck driver drives carelessly while pulling heavy equipment can prove to be deadly. Careless driving occurs when a driver experiences road rage, driving under the influence, sleeping at the wheel, texting while driving, or any other form of distracted driving. Drifting into another lane can cause substantial damage to all drivers on the road.

Loose Cargo

When cargo is not strapped down securely, that can result in the cargo falling off of the truck. This then becomes a hazard to every driver on the road. They could potentially lead to biohazards, depending on what the truck is towing. Sometimes loose cargo falling off the trailer can result in fires, or chemical spills. Either way, none of these scenarios are good for any driver.

Poor Road Conditions

When driving in weather conditions that make roads slippery, it becomes extremely dangerous to truck drivers. Other conditions may include overgrown flora, or erosion. When the weather is a key factor as to why an accident happened, it is often the government who is responsible for compensation.

Constructions Work Zones

When a construction zone is poorly marked and is not in great condition, that makes truck accidents more likely to occur. If there is a construction zone that is faulty, or was not appropriately marked, it is up to the contractor and possibly the local government to compensate for all of the damage that occurred in the accident.

Brake Failure

Because trucks can be so big, and are pulling such heavy cargo, that takes a big toll on the brakes of the truck. The stress that the brakes of the truck are under is quite significant. If the brakes do fail, it is very difficult to stop the truck, as it is such a heavy object in motion. It is the responsibility of the truck company to make sure that the brakes on the trucks are checked and are still working properly.

Non-Break-Related Complications

If the trucking company has taken care of the truck to the best of their ability and was up to date with routine brake checks, and the accident was caused due to other complications in the truck, then it is the manufacturers who will be charged losses for compensation. Some examples of non-break related complications can include problems in the wheels, tires, coupling, or even in the lighting. 

Types of Truck Accidents that We Help With

  • Rear-end collisions
  • US Route 278
  • Highway 36 accidents
  • Highway 81 accidents
  • I-20 accidents 

Contact Benton and Benton

If you have been in a truck accident, Benton & Benton wants to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one have been injured in any type of way due to a truck accident, call us today for a free case evaluation.

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