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Douglas County Car & Truck Accident Attorney

Douglas County Injury Lawyer

Car and truck accidents are on the rise in Douglas County, Georgia. Neighboring Cobb County, Douglas County is used by tractor trailers who are coming into Atlanta via Interstate 20. Likewise, residents of Austell, Douglasville, Villa Rica, Lithia Springs, and other cities in Douglas County use Interstate 20 for their work commute. More drivers on the road means more chances of an accident.

Common Causes of Car & Truck Accidents

Most car and truck accidents are preventable accidents, meaning that someone was not driving properly. The most common causes of accidents include:

  • Following too closely – failure to maintain a safe braking distance resulting in a rear end hit
  • Improper turn – failure to account for oncoming traffic resulting in t-bone collision
  • Failure to yield – failure to stop or yield at a give way signing resulting in t-bone collision
  • Failure to maintain lane – failure to stay in an lane resulting in side-swipe accident
  • Failure to obey traffic signal – running a red light resulting in head on, and t-bone collision
  • Driving too fast for conditions – driving above the speed limit or not at an appropriate speed for the road conditions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs – impaired driving due to consumption of alcohol or drugs

Other Causes – Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers are held to a much higher standard than regular cars on the road. Trucking drivers, and the companies they work for are highly regulated by Federal and State Laws. Violations of these laws can be used to show fault for causing an accident and in some cases authorize the award of punitive damages. Typical violations include:

  • Driving too long on the road – truck drivers are limited regarding the number of hours they drive in a day and drive in a week
  • Improper license – truck drivers need a CDL to be able to operate trucks, tractor trailers, and 18 wheeler
  • Medical and physical testing – truck drivers need to be physically and medically cleared before operating a vehicle
  • Improper cargo loading – trucks may only carry certain weights based on the type of truck
  • Unqualified drivers – truck companies failure to implement suitable hiring, training and retention of the truck driver
  • Pre-Inspection and Post Inspection – failure to carry out inspections meaning that truck was not suitable to be on the road

Why the Patel Law Firm

The Patel Law Firm offers free and confidential consultations. Our attorneys come to you so that you can get fast and reliable advice regarding your case. We handle injury claims on a contingent basis, meaning that there is no upfront fee involved in handling your case. Like you, we only get paid if we obtain a recovery in your matter.

 

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