The Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents |18 Wheeler Crash & Truck Accident Lawyer | Atlanta

The Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents |18 Wheeler Crash & Truck Accident Lawyer | Atlanta

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Most people think car accidents and accidents involving semi-trucks or 18 wheelers are handled the same. This thought couldn’t be further from the truth! There are two major ways that these accidents differ.

First, when you’re dealing with a typical car accident, you generally have one person who is responsible for causing the accident and that person, through their insurance company, would be the only person obligated to pay the injured parties damages. However, when you’re dealing with an accident involving a semi-truck or an 18 wheeler, not only is the truck driver who caused the accident potentially responsible for the damages caused, the company that the truck driver was working for at the time of the accident may also be responsible for paying the injured parties

Second, truck drivers are not only required to follow state safety rules when operating a semi-truck or 18 wheeler, they must follow Federal safety rules. These federal rules are very strict and they outline, among many things, the type of specialized training a truck driver must have before operating a semi-truck or tractor trailer and how many hours a truck driver can safely drive his/her truck before taking a break or resting. These federal rules are key when it comes to holding a truck driver and a trucking company responsible for causing an accident.

Therefore, I can’t stress enough how important it is for an individual who is involved in an accident with a semi-truck or 18 wheeler to select an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases.

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I’m Lashonda Council Rogers with the Council Firm. We are dedicated to helping you achieve the best outcome possible at trial or through settlement. For free confidential consultation or case review, contact us because “Our Firm Cares.”

About Lashonda Council Rogers:

Lashonda Council Rogers, a Sumter, South Carolina native, is the founder and owner of Council & Associates, LLC. Rogers has over a decade of extensive legal experience advising clients on a wide variety of matters. Rogers is an accomplished litigator and respected member of the legal community. Her years of experience have helped her become a skilled negotiator with the ability to provide highly effective legal counsel.

Prior to launching Council & Associates, LLC, Rogers worked at a corporate law firm where she advised clients on numerous issues, including, but not limited to, contractual disputes and land use conflicts. Rogers’ sole focus is now representing individuals who have been injured due to tractor-trailer accidents, automobile accidents, and daycare center abuse. Rogers has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of her clients.

You can trust that the experienced legal professionals at Council & Associates will take every step to obtain justice on your behalf because “OUR FIRM CARES“.

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