Albany, GA Trucking Lawyers of Pope & Howard, P.C. Help You Gain Just Compensation
Atlanta-based Personal Injury Trial Law Firm Specializes in Tractor Trailer Accidents
As of 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that there were at least 273,000 accidents involving large trucks and tractor trailers; of those crashes, 60,000 left one or more passengers injured, and 3,341 resulted in fatalities. Despite recent legislation enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), tractor trailer accidents still happen every day, often resulting in the tragic injury or death of those in small passenger vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence or misconduct of a truck driver in the Atlanta area, contact the Albany, GA trucking lawyers of Pope & Howard, P.C. The expert tractor trailer attorneys of this Atlanta-based trial law firm, Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, are committed to representing each client for fair and just compensation.
The Albany, GA trucking lawyers of Pope & Howard, P.C. specialize in tractor trailer accidents caused by variety of factors, including:
- Defective tractor trailer equipment. Poor tractor trailer maintenance often results in brake failure or malfunction, blown tires, defective ABS anti-lock brake systems, or defective safety straps that allow cargo to spill out onto the roadway.
- Driver fatigue. Despite recent efforts by the FMCSA, tractor trailer driver fatigue or intoxication is still a rampant problem that our Albany, GA trucking lawyers see in tractor trailer accident cases.
- Improper signage or poor visibility conditions. Side and rear underride collisions are often caused by poorly maintained or dim taillights, or conditions in which the drivers of passenger vehicles are unable to see a tractor trailer cross the road.
- Oversized loads. Tractor trailers carrying oversized loads are required by law to be accompanied by escort vehicles, which ensure that other drivers are aware of the possible danger. Those that do not abide by these rules put other cars on the roadway at risk for injury, or even death.
Contact Albany, GA Trucking Lawyers Geoff Pope and Marc Howard.