In a collision with a large, commercial truck, passenger vehicle occupants are likely to suffer serious injuries or death. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a truck accident due to an act of negligence, whether by the driver, truck manufacturer, or another party, call our Gwinnett County truck accident attorney as soon as possible. We are tough and compassionate advocates for truck accident victims.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that most of the people killed in large truck crashes are occupants of passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks can weight 20 to 30 times more than passenger cars. They are much taller, with greater ground clearance, making deadly underride car accidents a possibility. Truck braking capability can be a problem. Loaded tractor-trailers require 20 to 40 percent more distance to stop, and more on slippery roads or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck accidents can leave a victim with severe personal injuries that may last a lifetime, a Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries.
As reported by IIHS:
In its Large Truck Crash Causation Study Analysis Brief, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines “critical event” as an action or event that made the collision unavoidable, assigned to the vehicle that took the action that caused the crash. A “critical reason” is the immediate reason for a critical event (or error leading to the event). Large trucks and their drivers were assigned the critical reason in 55% of the single and multi-vehicle large truck accidents studied. Our truck accident attorneys in Gwinnett County can determine what was the critical event that caused your accident. The three major critical events assigned to large trucks were:
Researchers in the FMCSA study collected and coded hundreds of associated factors for each vehicle involved in a truck accident. The top 10 factors assigned to large trucks and their drivers were:
Truck accidents are typically high-stakes, complex cases involving state and federal regulations, several mandatory records, and multiple potentially responsible parties. At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC, we are here for you to provide sound legal counsel and dedicated advocacy in your truck accident claim. Contact us today for a free consultation with no obligation in Atlanta and Suwanee, Georgia.