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Carrollton Trucking Negligence

Truck drivers have an enormous responsibility. That enormous responsibility is the massive machines they drive to move goods over the same roads and highways as passenger cars and trucks. Just like the trucking companies they drive for, truck drivers owe duties to other truckers and car drivers on the road to operate in a safe manner. Truck drivers must ensure their trucks are properly maintained, that the truck driver is not too impaired to drive, and that the weather is suitable for operating a large tractor trailer truck. An experienced and properly trained truck driver that respects the rules of the road never operated their big rigs in negligent fashion.

Frankly, it is hard to believe that there could be an unqualified truck driver behind the wheel of a semi truck. However, just like people operate passenger cars without licenses, the same hold true for 18 wheeler trucks. Trucking companies have the duty to hire the best, safest driver possible. The Metro Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC will hold truck drivers and trucking companies accountable for the injuries they cause.

Examples of Truck Driver Negligence

Truck Drivers can cause injuries through negligent behavior in a number of ways. Some of the more common examples of truck driver negligence on the roads and highways are:

  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Tailgating other vehicles;
  • Speeding;
  • Failing to inspect tractor trailer trucks before, during, and after a route;
  • Operating with an overweight load, improperly balanced load, or unsecured cargo;
  • Operating in adverse weather conditions and road conditions;
  • Violating the hours of service rules set forth as federal regulations by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; and
  • Drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs.

Truck drivers almost never have an intent to drive negligently. It is usually caused by the fact their trucking company pushes them to take on more trips to stay competitive in the trucking industry. A truck driver is faced to choose between losing their job or compromising the safety of other truckers and drivers on the road.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident involving a tractor trailer truck and you suspect that the cause was truck driver negligence, it is important that you call the Metro Atlanta Trucking Accident Lawyers of The Parian Law Firm, LLC to begin an immediate investigation into the truck crash. We have represented clients all over Georgia, Alabama, and throughout the nation.

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