Truck accidents can be catastrophic and even fatal.  While any type of motor vehicle crash is potentially serious, the danger increases when a truck is involved because of the truck’s weight and size.  Each Atlanta truck accident attorney in our office has witnessed the after effects of a Georgia truck crash, and is committed both to helping people avoid such injuries and to helping recover from injuries that were just unavoidable.

How You Can Help Prevent a Truck Crash

The trucking company and truck driver are in the best position to avoid Georgia truck accidents.  However, as a motorist, there are certain things that you can do to help avoid being in a truck wreck, such as:
  • Staying alert.  Be aware of where the trucks are on the road and how the drivers seem to be driving.  Pay attention to the road.  Do not use your cell phone or drink and drive.  Report any dangerous or careless driving to the number on the back of the truck and to the local authorities.
  • Do not pass a truck on the right.  Truckers may not be able to see you if you pass on the right.  They may change lanes and hit you at a high speed causing significant damage and injuries.  If you pass a truck make sure to do so in the left lane.
  • Maintain a safe distance from large trucks.  Large trucks cannot speed up or slow down as quickly as other vehicles.  Thus, it is wise to keep a larger distance between you and a tractor trailer.

How We Can Help You After a Truck Crash

Sometimes drivers of passenger vehicles simply cannot avoid a truck wreck.  If you’ve been hurt or if you’ve lost a loved one in an Atlanta tractor trailer accident, then you may be entitled to damages for your injuries.  Contact a Georgia truck accident attorney  at The Dover Law Firm today for a free consultation.  Contact us today at 770.518.1133 or via our online form, and be sure to download our free book about what NOT to do after a truck wreck, 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.