Bringing a Negligence Claim Against a Truck Driver or Trucking Company
Negligence is the most common cause of trucking accidents in Atlanta, Georgia. If a driver was negligent, they can be held responsible for foreseeable harm caused to others as a result of their carelessness. Truck accident cases often include multiple claims against several defendants.
These cases typically involve state and federal laws regulating the trucking industry and its drivers. For example, a trucker may be held responsible for their own negligence, such as falling asleep behind the wheel. The trucker’s employer might also be liable if the driver’s careless actions happened in the scope of their employment, and the employer did nothing to safeguard against the driver’s negligence or get them the rest they needed to stay alert. Additionally, the trucking company may be sued for the negligent hiring, supervision, and training of its employee.
Succeeding in a Trucking Accident Claim in Atlanta
To succeed in a negligence claim, you must prove that the defendant owed a duty of care and breached this duty of care. Additionally, you must prove that the defendant’s actions caused your injury. Lastly, you must show that you suffered damages. The standard of care that a defendant must abide by is that of a reasonably prudent person.
The element of causation requires you to show that, but for the defendant’s actions, the accident would not have occurred. It also requires you to show that the harm was reasonably foreseeable. Damages typically include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and out-of-pocket costs.
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When a truck driver’s negligence has cost you physical and emotional suffering, you will need the support of our team at Holston & Huntley to help you get the reimbursement you deserve.