When can a trucking company be liable for a Georgia truck accident?

In certain circumstances, Georgia trucking companies can be found negligent in connection to a truck accident involving one of their drivers. This liability is due to their status as employers responsible for the actions of an employee who is on the job. 

Some of the factors leading to trucking company liability after a Georgia truck accident include:
 
  • if the truck driver violated hours of service regulations;
  • if the truck driver's license was revoked, suspended, or cancelled at the time;
  • if the truck's load was unsecured;
  • if the truck itself caused the accident due to poor maintenance; and/or
  • situations involving licensing, drug testing, or other issues surrounding the truck driver. 


Your Atlanta truck accident lawyer can look at the specifics of your accident and begin requesting important evidence from the trucking company itself to determine if trucking company negligence took place, and if the company can be held liable for your Georgia truck accident injuries. 

Working with an Atlanta truck accident lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your claim. This is especially true when it comes to truck accident evidence, as trucking companies are allowed by law to dispose of certain evidence within a short time of the accident. Although they are supposed to retain evidence, if they believe litigation surrounding the truck accident will result, many times the evidence is "accidentally" destroyed or lost, leaving you in difficult circumstances.

If the trucking company does destroy evidence,
such as the log books, GPS device, or onboard recordings of the accident, you may have no way of proving the negligence of the trucking company and getting the compensation you need and deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident expenses.

Contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer today to learn about your legal options and start the claims process.

Contacting an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, whether in a truck accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you need to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 404-842-7838.