According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
there are over 30,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents each and every year.
An estimated 31% of all fatal crashes involve some form of alcohol-impaired
driving, and large trucks are involved in 7.8% of all vehicle-related
accident fatalities. The NHTSA reports that there 1,244 vehicle fatalities
in the state of Georgia in 2010, with 72 of those fatalities occurring
in Fulton County.
drunk driving is one of the primary causes of serious truck accidents, the leading cause
of truck accidents is driver error. Driver error can occur due to a variety
of reasons including driver fatigue, a distracted driver, improper instruction,
lack of proper vehicle maintenance, and more. For example, it is not uncommon
for truck drivers to attempt to go long distances without proper rest,
in order to try and meet strictly enforced deadlines. A lack of sufficient
income could cause some truck drivers to forgo much needed maintenance.
Others may not have been properly instructed on how to handle certain
weather or road conditions. The use of cell phones or other electronic
devices can also distract drivers and cause a driver to make fatal errors.
While there are regulations set in place to prevent such instances from
happening, this does not mean they do not occur.
It is important if you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident,
that you contact a Fulton truck accident lawyer at Kalka & Baer LLC
as soon as possible. Due to the size, weight and overall speed at which
trucks travel, any type of truck accident has the potential to cause serious,
if not catastrophic injuries. Our firm will work with you closely to identify
all liable parties and we are committed to providing you with the aggressive
representation you need to achieve the most optimum outcome.
As the victim of a truck accident, you have rights. Our firm is here to
fight for your rights. Contact an experienced
Fulton truck accident attorney at our firm today in order to schedule a confidential consultation and
review of your case.