As parents, we spend a lot of time teaching our teenage drivers about safe driving. We explain how important it is to stay focused on the road and to avoid dangerous activities like texting and driving. We emphasize how essential it is to obey the speed limit and to follow the rules of the road. However, there may be one critical lesson that we forget to teach, which is equally as important. We may be forgetting to tell our new teenage drivers about the potential risks of Atlanta trucking accidents.

What Your Teen May Not Know About Trucks

New drivers may not know that:
  • It takes large trucks longer to stop than passenger cars. Knowing this may allow your teen to anticipate how trucks will respond to slowing traffic and to slow down gradually if he or she notices a truck in the rear mirror.
  • Truckers have blind spots. This knowledge may cause your teen to be extra vigilant when passing or traveling near a truck.
  • Truckers may be fatigued. If your teen understands that this can cause a trucker to drive erratically, then your teen may allow extra space between his or her vehicle and a truck so as to avoid a crash.

While an accident caused by a trucker may be the fault of the trucker, or trucking company, it is your child who may suffer the physical consequences of the accident injuries. Thus, it is important to teach your teen how to share the road safely with truckers.

When to Contact an Atlanta Truck Accident Attorney

If your child has been hurt in an Atlanta tractor trailer accident, then it is important to contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. You can be confident that the trucking company will contact its lawyer immediately after the crash. You deserve the same advantage.

An experienced Atlanta truck lawyer will investigate your case and advise you of your rights and potential recovery. To learn more, please call us today at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.