Poor Screening of Truck Drivers Leads to Negligence
Of all the types of negligence a trucking company can commit, human error is the most dangerous and the most common. Trucking companies must ensure they hire responsible personnel. Having unqualified truck drivers on the payroll without proper training puts trucking companies at risk of causing significant damages if these drivers are involved in a Georgia truck accident.
Every truck company operating in the state of Georgia has to ensure every driver's license has not been suspended or revoked due to:
- traffic violations;
- criminal offenses; and/or
- other types of negligence.
Your Atlanta truck accident lawyer can request employment records and perform background checks on the truck driver to help determine if he or she had a prior record and whether the trucking company authorized the driver to get behind the wheel of a commercial truck.
The Importance of Working With an Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer
An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer understands the type of evidence required to prove trucking company negligence and how to go about obtaining it. Georgia truck accident claims can be more complicated than other claims, as the trucking companies are allowed to dispose of certain evidence potentially critical to your claim within weeks of your truck accident. That is why it is so important to consult with an Atlanta truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after your Georgia truck accident.
Additionally, trucking companies are required to carry much higher insurance than passenger vehicles due to the tremendous amount of damage a truck accident can cause. Because of the high dollar values involved, the trucking company's insurance team will do everything in its power to make sure you do not get that money, or at least as little of it as possible.
With an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer on your side, you can focus on healing while your attorney helps protect your legal rights, obtains critical evidence of trucking company negligence (when applicable), and defends your claim against the trucking company's insurance carrier.
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 may deserve 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.