Cartersville, GA- Driving a tractor-trailer, tanker or any commercial truck is not easy and carries significant risk. That’s why driving a commercial truck is one of more deadly occupations in the U.S., according to the Washington Post, primarily due to traffic accidents. Driving a passenger vehicle is a complicated enough task, driving a commercial truck is even more difficult and things can be overlooked, such as repairs or attaching a trailer properly.
Are detached trailers common? In reality, it’s hard to tell because there is no hard data on the subject, which many indicate that it isn’t a major issue. Nonetheless, truck accidents caused by detached trailers can be devastating as a recent Georgia collision demonstrates.
The accident occurred on July 15th, in the southbound lanes of I-85 in North Georgia when a trailer detached from a tractor. WSPA reports that a fired was sparked when the trailer separated, and the truck caught fire. The driver did not escape his truck and was killed in the fire.
Another truck was also involved in the collision and overturned, but fortunately, the driver survived, WSPA reported.Don’t assume all parties responsible for your truck accident offer you fair compensation without a fight.
As we said before, it’s hard to tell how often trailers become detached, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen at any time. Sometimes, trailers detach because of a mechanical issue, or an individual can fail to make sure the trailer is secure before leaving for their route. If a trailer isn’t secure accelerating, changing lanes or making a turn can cause a trailer to come detached.
When a truck accident is the fault of the truck driver, a trucking company or truck manufacturer, USAttorneys urges you to speak with a truck accident lawyer in Cartersville, Georgia. You need to retain a lawyer as soon as you are able and let them begin working on your case. They will begin investigating so they can identify who was at fault and who should be held accountable for your injuries or the death of your loved one.
Truck accident victims need expert advice before they decide how they want to resolve their personal injury claim. Let USAttorneys get you in touch with one of our skilled lawyers to assist you with your claim from beginning to end and ensure you obtain a fair settlement. We have an outstanding team at the Gumprecht Law Firm and recommend you contact their office as soon as you are able.
Truck drivers and motorists make mistakes; it’s just a fact of life. So, when a mistake harms of kills another person, the negligent parties have a right to seek compensation. We recommend you speak with one of the truck accident lawyers at the Gumprecht Law Firm in Cartersville. You can contact their office at 678-800-1050 and set up a time to discuss your case.