Georgia Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys
Commercial vehicles are those trucks and vans that make our lives more convenient, and in the era of COVID-19, it’s difficult to imagine what we’d do without them. These large vehicles which can weigh 70,000 pounds and when they are involved in accidents, their additional size and weight make the collisions much more dangerous. As a result, commercial accident claims are much more complicated. If a commercial driver’s negligence leaves you injured in an accident, consult with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney today.
Types of Commercial Vehicles
Commercial vehicles perform all kinds of valuable services and come in all shapes and sizes, including:
- Postal and package delivery trucks
- Grocery delivery trucks and vans
- Restaurant delivery vans
- Floral delivery van
- Moving trucks and vans
- Garbage trucks
- 18-wheel trucks
It’s difficult to deny the convenience factor of commercial vehicles.
Commercial Vehicles and Associated Dangers
Commercial vehicles are everywhere. In fact, the social distancing required by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased our reliance on them. This means there are more commercial vehicles on our highways and roads and in our neighborhoods than ever before. While we’re blessed to have them meet our needs without driving to a store, it’s important to recognize the additional dangers inherent to commercial vehicles, including:
- Commercial vehicles tend to be quite large and heavy, often weighing 70,000 pounds, and they cause more dangerous accidents and more severe injuries.
- Commercial vehicles, by their very nature, do a lot of starting and stopping, which means they enter and exit traffic frequently and can disrupt its flow. In other words, there are plenty of opportunities for dangerous accidents to happen.
- Commercial vehicles often have to make deliveries in less than convenient places, which means they often have to park awkwardly. This can not only disrupt the flow of traffic but can also reduce visibility and make passing precarious.
- Commercial vehicles require longer stopping distances than smaller vehicles on the road, and when not carefully accounted for, this can lead to dangerous rear-end accidents.
- Commercial vehicles tend to have much larger blind spots that wrap around all four sides and which make all that pulling in and out of traffic that much more dangerous (for anyone traveling in one of those blind spots).
The drivers who operate commercial vehicles are commercial drivers who are guided by more restrictive safety rules and regulations, which are intended to help keep our roads safe for all. When commercial drivers engage in negligent driving practices, exceedingly dangerous accidents can ensue.
It’s Time to Give an Experienced Georgia Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney a Call
Commercial vehicles provide a wide range of important services, and this may have never been truer than it is now – when many of us are having more things delivered to our homes and businesses than ever before. If you’ve been injured by the negligence of a commercial driver, the dedicated Forsyth County and Cumming truck accident attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland are committed to skillfully advocating for your rights in pursuit of full compensation that addresses your damages in their entirety. We’re on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.