Types of Truck Accidents in Atlanta
When we think about truck accidents, we’re usually thinking about the massive multi-vehicle pile-ups on the freeways that are caused, at least in part, by commercial semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks. However, our Georgia truck accident lawyers see accidents come in many shapes and sizes.
Accidents involving any type of large trucks typically have a few things in common:
- Because of the size and weight of these trucks, vehicle damage and injuries tend to be more severe.
- Their size and weight also make stopping and maneuvering more difficult for the drivers, leading to more accidents.
- There are often many different parties that may share liability, such as owners, leasing companies, multiple service technicians, and drivers, to name a few.
If you have been involved in a truck accident in Georgia, contact the Atlanta truck lawyers at Gilormo Injury Law for help with your insurance and legal claims.
Tanker Truck Accidents
Tanker trucks are easily identifiable: they are trucks the size of commercial semi-trucks or tractor-trailers but have a cylindrical tank. They are commonly used to transport a variety of liquids, such as chemicals, liquids, gases, beverages, and dry goods. They can be used for heavy haul purposes, especially when transporting hazardous materials.
Accidents with tanker trucks can be particularly damaging, depending on what type of material is being transported. Spilling fuel, oil, and various types of toxic and hazardous materials can not only affect those involved in the accidents but can also be severe enough to shut down highways, surrounding areas, and even entire communities.
Accidents in Atlanta Involving Dump Trucks
Dump trucks are used for moving large loads of materials such as sand, gravel, or demolition waste for construction. A typical dump truck has an open-box bed, which is hinged at the rear and equipped with hydraulic rams to lift the front of the bed, allowing the material in the bed to be deposited, or “dumped,” on the ground behind the truck at the site of delivery.
As discussed above, dump truck accidents pose a unique set of challenges because of the number of parties that may share liability, from the driver up to the manufacturer of the truck.