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Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-16, and with I-475 just to the west, Macon sees more than its fair share of commercial truck accidents every year. As truckers drive back and forth between Atlanta and the ports on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Macon is squarely in their path. Each Macon truck accident attorney at our firm regularly represents individuals and families who need help recovering from life-altering collisions.
In order to recover financial compensation after a commercial truck accident, it is necessary to prove what caused the collision. Establishing “causation” is a fundamental element of any type of claim – whether you are entitled to financial compensation for truck driver negligence, third-party negligence or a product defect.
So, what are some of the most-common causes of commercial truck accidents? In our experience, there are several factors that fall into this category. Large trucks are complex vehicles that are difficult to operate safely, and errors at all stages from manufacturing to driving can play a role in dangerous collisions. This includes errors such as:
When examining potential causes (and potential sources of financial compensation), it is important not to overlook the possibility that a non-truck-related factor is responsible, or at least partially responsible for what happened. For example, other drivers’ negligence, hazardous road conditions and various other factors may have been involved as well.
Of course, as a truck accident victim, or as a family member of someone who was killed in a commercial truck accident, you are unlikely to know what caused the crash. Even if you are aware of the potential causes, this still does nothing to tell you precisely what issue (or issues) are to blame for your injuries or your loved one’s death. In order to determine the cause of your accident and identify the company that is legally and financially responsible, you will need to contact a personal injury law firm to conduct an on-scene investigation in Macon as soon as possible.
If you need to speak with someone about seeking financial compensation for a truck accident in Macon, we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation with a Macon truck accident attorney. To request an appointment at your convenience, call 800-780-8607 or contact us online now.