In an unusual truck accident that occurred in Georgia, a 22-year-old driver struck the rear of a tractor-trailer that had entered the highway from an emergency Lane. As we all know, trucks pulling onto a roadway require some distance to get up to freeway speed.
In this collision, the truck made little effort to gain speed before pulling into oncoming traffic. The driver, unable to avoid the collision, struck the rear of the tractor-trailer causing his death.
In wrongful death claims such as this, truck companies will frequently argue that it is the inattention of the driver that caused the collision and not the negligence of their driver. Fortunately in this case, the attorney was able to persuade the insurer of the trucking company to pay their policy limits of $2 million.
In California, truck operators are required to be properly trained in the manner of entering or departing from freeways. It is a truck operator’s responsibility to make sure that oncoming traffic is not impeded by their entry onto the freeway. A California truck accident lawyer will help identify the laws and reasons why a truck company should be responsible, even if the decedent rear ended the truck.
Personal injury attorneys do not specialize in truck accidents and do not know the unique requirements of truck driver duties in the operation of vehicles with large mass. Therefore when you have been involved in a truck accident it is always better to consult with the California truck accident lawyer that specializes in this area of law rather than an attorney even that specializes in personal injury but has little or no truck accident experience.
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