Common Types of Trucking Accidents

Truck accidents, such as those involving semis, tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles, are among the most perilous kinds of accidents in which motorists can be involved. Large trucks may only account for 3 percent of all motor vehicles on the road, but 12 percent of all crashes involve these vehicles.

If you or a loved one has been hit by a truck or injured in a truck wreck in or near Cobb County, the attorneys at Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson can help you obtain rightful compensation for your losses.

Most Common Types of Trucking Accidents in Northern Georgia

A tractor-trailer or another truck accident in northern Georgia can occur under a number of different circumstances. The following types of incidents are among the most common:

  • Head-on truck accidents — These types of accidents occur when the front ends of two or more vehicles collide. Head-on crashes tend to be quite violent and can cause serious damage, depending on how fast the vehicles are traveling at the time of impact.
  • Rear-end truck accidents — A truck may crash into the vehicle ahead of it for several reasons. If the driver ahead suddenly decelerates, a driver following too closely may not have enough time to brake. A fatigued driver who does not adhere to the federal hour limits and rest regulations may have delayed reaction time even when following at a safe distance.
  • Side collisions — When a truck crashes into the side of another automobile, injuries and vehicle damage can be severe. Side-collision truck accidents most typically occur when a truck fails to yield the right of way. The level of damage often depends on the vehicle's safety features, how fast the vehicle and truck were traveling and the area in which the vehicle was struck.

Other types of 18-wheeler and semi crashes include single-truck accidents, multivehicle truck accidents (also known as pileups) and under-ride truck accidents.

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Our lawyers can assist you in obtaining compensation for medical care, property repairs, replacement expenses, lost wages from missed workdays, and the emotional and physical pain and suffering you endure as a result of your truck accident injury.

Please email us or call us at 770-615-7269 to schedule an appointment. We are located in Kennesaw.