Georgia Delivery Truck Accidents Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries


January 16, 2011

Delivery trucks provide valuable services to consumers but can also pose serious auto accident risks to pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers. Georgia delivery truck accidents can be caused by driver negligence which may be the result of inattention, defective or poorly maintained delivery trucks, negligent training or supervision of delivery drivers or a multitude of other causes.

The size and weight of delivery trucks combined with the laws of physics often means that when they are involved in collisions they can cause catastrophic injuries which can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even wrongful death. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident, you should seek the best legal advice from experienced Georgia delivery truck accident attorneys. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing those seriously injured in Georgia delivery truck accidents for over 25 years.

Georgia delivery truck accidents may result from a variety of causes including the following:

• Unrealistic Schedules: Delivery truck drivers are often held to unrealistic time schedules that result in rushed behavior and careless mistakes. Drivers who are on unrealistic schedules may fail to obey basic traffic safety rules such as making ill-advised lane changes or failing to yield when merging on a highway

• Failure to Properly Secure the Vehicle: Because delivery truck drivers routinely are dropping off cargo, they often leave the delivery truck running. If the driver does not properly engage the parking brake, the vehicle may roll into other vehicles, bicyclists or pedestrians.

• Focusing on Addresses Rather than Surroundings: Delivery drivers are typically trying to identify the address for a delivery. This means they can be distracted and may not notice children chasing a ball in the street, a bicyclist riding next to the vehicle or a vehicle that has stopped in front of the delivery truck. A delivery truck driver's focus on an address can also result in deadly backup accidents where the driver chooses to backup looking for an address rather than circle the block.

Delivery truck drivers who are operating commercial trucks may be subject to Federal and Georgia state regulations governing commercial trucks. These regulations may prescribe hours of service rules, vehicle maintenance requirements, driver training standards and limitations on the use of alcohol or drugs just to name a few. The failure of a delivery driver to comply with these regulations may be the basis for imposing liability for serious injuries or wrongful death resulting from a Georgia delivery truck accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a serious Georgia delivery truck accident, you may be entitled to legal compensation. This compensation may include medical and rehabilitative expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, property damage and other damages.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing commercial trucking accident victims including victims of delivery truck accidents for over 25 years. We are well versed in trucking industry regulations and practices. If you or someone you love has suffered serious injuries or wrongful death in a delivery truck accident, Montlick and Associates can help. Our Georgia delivery truck accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Truck Accidents

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