FAQs: Trucking Wrecks
Truck accidents are among the worst on the road and Georgia is one of the worst in the country for trucking wrecks.
The same large trucks that transport so many of the items that we all need in our everyday lives can cause catastrophic accidents resulting in thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Data released annually by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) tends to consistently rank Georgia in the top five states for the number of fatal commercial motor vehicle accidents.
The Macon, GA personal injury lawyers of the Mann Law Firm have been helping truck accident victims for more than 50 years. We offer these answers to frequently asked questions for the benefit of potential clients and invite you to contact us at (478) 742-3381 or through our online form if you have any other questions.
How common are truck wrecks?
What causes truck accidents?
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Improper road signs (often concerning height or weight restrictions)
- Improperly maintained or defective equipment, especially brakes or tires
- Improperly secured loads
- Insufficient training
- Poor road conditions
- Poor weather conditions
- Reckless driving
- Sudden turns or high speed turns causing a rollover
- Unrealistic schedules set by trucking employers
- Weight violations.
What are some of the differences between truck accidents and car accidents?
Are drugs and alcohol a problem for truck drivers?
I hear a lot about truck driver fatigue. What is that?
What kinds of injuries happen in truck wrecks?
- Broken arm and leg bones
- Crushed limbs
- Head trauma/traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord damage and paralysis.