Establishing Negligence in a Trucking Accident
Understanding Negligence and Its Importance in Filing Injury Claims
In order for a person to file an injury claim of any kind, certain criteria must be met. Obtaining compensation for the other party's insurance requires that party be proven "liable," which means that they were responsible for causing the accident. In almost every personal injury case, this involves establishing negligence, or proving to the court that one or more of the parties was acting recklessly or below the average. Negligence is generally described as a failure to perform certain "duties," such as driving safely and legally so as not to cause a trucking accident. When a person performs such a duty below average and causes an accident as a result, they have been negligent and could be held responsible for all consequent damages and injuries.
Negligence in Trucking Accidents
When it comes to truck accidents, negligence can occur in more ways than one. Oftentimes an accident is the result of employer negligence. This may occur when the trucking company fails to maintain the truck, or when they pressure their drivers to the point of exhaustion or stress. One of the most common cases, however, is when trucking companies fail to properly train their drivers. Driver negligence could also cause crashes, include distracted driving, driving while tired, unsafe lane changes and reckless vehicle operation. If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe that you have the means to prove any of the above forms of negligence, contact a Fulton trucking accident attorney right away.
With a skilled attorney on your side to counsel and represent you, you could gather all the necessary information to present in court and establish negligence. Such evidence could include photos of the crash, witness statements, and doctors' assessments. Your attorney must be able to skillfully present this evidence and argue on your behalf in order to prove the truck driver, company, or both to be liable for your accident, so don't take chances. Contact Kalka & Baer LLC today for a free consultation. We have prior experience defending trucking companies from such claims and could use our inside knowledge to effectively handle your case.
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For more than 20 years, Kalka & Baer LLC has provided attentive and aggressive representation for injury victims across Georgia. Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that require ongoing care, so make sure that you obtain compensation for all present and future damages. Each Fulton trucking accident lawyer could give their all to obtain a full recovery of your damages, so call now or complete our online evaluation form to get started!