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Georgia Trucking Accident Attorney Explains How Brake Failure Can Lead to Serious Accidents

March 14, 2016

Georgia has seen its fair share of trucking accidents over the last few years, and unfortunately, many victims involved in such accidents have lost their lives. Even Georgia lawmakers have stepped in to see if there is anything that can be done to help reduce the prevalence of trucking accidents. The great difficulty with 18-wheeler accidents and all other commercial truck accidents is that there are so many different possible causes for such accidents. The most common causes typically involve speeding and/or inattentive driving. Brake failure, and other maintenance problems, have also been known to be causes of serious trucking accidents that have the potential to result in serious injuries or death.

Brake Failure is Believed to be the Cause of an Austin, Texas Gravel Truck Accident

A recent Austin, Texas accident involving a gravel truck might have been caused by brake failure, according to an early investigation. Those involved in the accident were able to survive without suffering catastrophic injuries or death. However, while the individuals involved in this particular accident fortunately survived, many do not in similar situations. A woman with a camera installed in her car was able to capture the chain of events that led to a gravel truck barreling through an intersection, and ultimately driving off of a bridge. Authorities said the truck was subject to maintenance violations in the past, and was even involved in an accident late last year.

The first line of defense to a trucking accident involving alleged brake failure is regular maintenance checks. While this particular gravel truck was apparently inspected on a weekly basis, the history of repeated maintenance citations demonstrates that perhaps the gravel truck was not safe at all, and had the potential to injure or kill innocent victims, including the truck driver. It is important to keep in mind that the truck driver involved might have been operating the gravel truck as he thought he should, and he could also have been under the belief that the brakes on the truck were working properly.

However, regardless of whether or not the truck driver or the owner of the gravel truck is to blame, the fact remains that brake failure might have played a role, and is something that could have been prevented with required maintenance. Had someone been seriously injured or tragically killed in this accident, that individual, along with his or her loved ones, would have benefitted from speaking with an attorney in order to put the pieces back together. An attorney can examine the facts and circumstances of what transpired as well as take the necessary steps to protect the victim's rights.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you or someone you know has been involved in a commercial truck, or any other type of motor vehicle accident, it is important to consider speaking with an attorney right away.

At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have assisted thousands of clients who have suffered injuries resulting from accidents involving brake failure and other failed mechanisms. Our attorneys truly have the necessary knowledge and dedication to help you in the same way they have helped so many other victims all across Georgia and the Southeast.

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys to discuss your situation, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at, to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.


Category: Truck Accidents

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