Truck accidents occur every day on Georgia highways and side streets. Truck accidents can injure the truck driver and others, but the shear size of the vehicle often leaves the “other driver” with far more damage and injuries. When professional trucking companies are involved, the situation can become difficult for victims.
If you are injured in an accident involving a big rig or delivery truck, it is important to contact the police immediately. It is not uncommon for professional truck drivers to discourage contacting the police. Usually the drivers are on a tight delivery schedule, and contacting the police will definitely slow them down. Since professional drivers’ jobs can be in jeopardy due to accidents, many have learned to move on as quickly as possible.
Don’t let a truck driver’s schedule dictate the situation. It’s important to file a police report and make sure all the facts are communicated clearly with third party law enforcement present.
While most truck drivers are honest individuals, there have been numerous documented situations where professional drivers deny their involvement in an accident, usually out of fear of losing their jobs.
If you’re involved in an accident with a truck, contact David Van Sant,an Alpharetta personal injury attorney who specializes in the complexities of dealing with trucking companies or businesses and their drivers.