Commercial trucks are vehicles used to transport commercial goods or in the course of business. They are generally much larger than standard pickup trucks and serve a specific purpose, such as freight trucks, cement trucks, or tanker trucks. A commercial driver's license is required to operate a commercial truck. A fully loaded 18 wheeler tractor-trailer can weigh 80,000 lbs. or more. As the average passenger vehicle weighs only about 3,000 lbs., it is easy to see how a collision with a commercial truck could result in serious injuries, usually to the occupants of the passenger vehicle. If you or a loved one has been involved in accident with a commercial truck, it is important to consult with an experienced Alpharetta PI lawyer as soon as possible.
The number of accidents involving commercial trucks has increased by 20% over the past 2 decades. Although trucking accidents make up only about 3% or all motor vehicle accidents causing injury, they generally cause much greater harm than ordinary traffic accidents because of the large size and heavy weight of commercial trucks.
Claims for accidents involving commercial trucks can be considerably more complex than claims involving passenger vehicles. There could be several responsible parties, possibly including: the driver of the truck; the owner; the company that leased the truck or trailer from the owner; the manufacturer of the vehicle, tires, or parts; or the shipper of the truck's cargo. Let our seasoned Alpharetta PI attorney assist you with your claim. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands with our firm.
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