While it’s possible that many greeted this news with little more than a shrug, it’s important to consider that the two agencies predicted this new proposal could save the lives of anywhere from 96 to 498 motorists per year and prevent many of the 1,115 heavy truck crashes that occur here in the U.S. on an annual basis.
Indeed, all of this really serves to underscore the unfortunate — and perhaps grim — reality that despite all of the progress that has been made in making both roads and vehicles safer, motorists are still very much at risk of being involved in a serious or even fatal accident with a tractor trailer.
As alarming as this is, it’s imperative for those whose lives are left shattered by the actions of a reckless truck driver or who have endured the unfathomable loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a trucking company to understand that they have options.
Indeed, they can seek to hold these parties responsible for their actions in a court of law.
At Dozier Law, we have years of experience handling complex truck accident cases here in Georgia.
Our attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine what happened — speeding, distraction, impaired driving, fatigue, improper maintenance — and who’s at fault — the truck driver, the trucking company, the truck manufacturer. Based on this information, they will then build a wholly compelling case designed to secure full and fair compensation for all that you and your family have endured.
To learn more about our approach and our commitment to justice, please visit our website.