At Law & Moran, our Atlanta logging truck accident lawyers have developed a reputation for bringing trucking accident cases to trial and fighting for fair compensation for our clients. We understand the challenges that logging truck accident cases present and work quickly to protect our clients' right to fair compensation.
Contact our truck accident lawyers today at 404-814-3700 for a free consultation about your injuries or the wrongful death of your loved one.
Negligently-Loaded Logging Trucks
Logging truck accident cases often involve different factors than other truck accident cases. One of the main differences is that the logs are rarely symmetrical. A load that is not uniform in size may cause the logs to roll or the truck to be unstable. Negligently-loaded logs can also hang off the end of the truck and limit the truck driver's visibility. Because of the shape of the logs and potential for unstable loads, logging truck drivers must take extra care to ensure that their loads are secure.
Other Causes of Logging Truck Accidents
Logging trucks tend to be the most unstable trucks on Georgia's roads. These trucks continuously drive on rough rural roads and heavy logs are dropped into the truck's metal framework by cherry pickers. When poorly maintained, logging trucks can be dangerous.
Other causes of logging truck accidents include common truck accident causes, such as:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Negligent driving, including speeding and failure to stop
- Drug use, including prescription drug use
- Illegal maneuvers
- Inadequate training and surveillance
- Inattentive driving
- Reckless truck driving
Who Is Responsible for Your Logging Truck Accident Injuries?
Truck accident cases are complicated, sometimes involving more than one negligent party. For example, if a truck driver failed to load his or her truck properly, that driver is obviously responsible for your injuries. However, if the company that loaded the truck did so negligently, they may also be held accountable.
To determine what caused your logging truck accident and who is responsible for the damages, our attorneys will work hard to obtain extensive evidence, such as driver logs, road debris, the vehicles involved and more.
Contact Our Atlanta or Savannah Truck Accident Lawyers
Whether you were injured in a logging truck accident in Thomasville, Albany, Rome, Athens, Savannah, Macon or elsewhere in rural Georgia, contact our law firm.