Logging trucks are a mainstay on Georgia roadways. Logging helps fuel our local economy and provides a valuable service to our state. Unfortunately, they are also dangerous due to their sheer size, weight, and cumbersome load. The consequences of a log truck accident are often catastrophic. If you incurred serious injury in an accident involving a logging truck, it’s helpful to understand your legal options.
The two most important aspects of logging safety are properly securing loads and balancing their weight. Log truck accidents occur when:
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a subsidiary of the Department of Transportation, sets minimum standards for loading and weight adherence, as well as driver training and hours of service. Unfortunately, poorly trained drivers and loaders may make mistakes that lead to serious injury.
The FMCSA also sets guidelines for maintenance and upkeep regarding logging vehicles. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in tire blowout, brake deterioration, and other dangerous conditions.
An accident with a logging truck can lead to serious or even permanent injury. If you or a loved one were in an accident with a logging truck due to the driver’s negligence, like distracted driving, contact the attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP for a free initial consultation. Don’t pay for someone else’s negligence. We offer contingency-fee based legal services for your convenience. Let one of our associates review the specifics of your case and help you decide on your next steps.
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