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Alpharetta Truck Accident Lawyer Takes a Closer Look at Cargo

Alpharetta Truck Accident Lawyer Takes a Closer Look at Cargo

Atlanta Injury Blog > 2012 > May > Alpharetta Truck Accident Lawyer Takes a Closer Look at Cargo

Large commercial trucks provide a service by transporting goods to different destinations for consumers to purchase. While this service is needed and the cargo on board a semi truck can be valuable, it is nowhere near as valuable as the cargo in a passenger vehicle: human life.

The cargo in a passenger car can consist of multiple people. When a driver of a passenger vehicle gets behind the wheel of a car transporting their family members, friends and loved ones, this cargo is more precious than any good a semi truck is carrying.

For this reason, drivers of smaller vehicles should be extremely careful sharing the road with a tractor-trailer. Commercial trucks are massive in size, weighing in around 80,000 pounds. When a Georgia truck accident occurs, it is the people in the smaller cars who generally suffer and even die.

Sometimes truck drivers are simply negligent on the road; however, there are times that a trucker may not see you due to his blind spots. This is why it is important to know how to share the road with a large truck so that you can protect your cargo. Tips include:

  • Know the “No-Zones.” A truck’s blind spots areas are located directly in the rear of the truck and on the sides of the truck.
  • Only pass a truck when it is safe, but do not linger on the side of the truck.
  • Do not follow a truck too closely.
  • Avoid cutting a truck off to avoid a rear-end collision.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an Alpharetta truck crash due to no fault of your own, you may be entitled to a financial recovery for your medical bills, lost wages, damages, and more. Please call a skilled Alpharetta truck accident lawyer from The Kalka Law Group today to discuss your potential rights in a free consultation. We’d be glad to send you’re a FREE copy of attorney Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash, as a way of introducing our law firm.


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