Truck logging can be a particularly hazardous way of transporting loads because it requires that the load is balanced and secured safely. Even the slightest imbalance or shift during transportation can have disastrous consequences, causing logs to fall off the truck and to collide with oncoming drivers.
If you have been involved in a collision with a truck carrying logs in Georgia, it is important that you take action to understand the way the law works. It is possible that you suffered physical injuries as a result of the accident in addition to the damages your vehicle sustained.
Proving fault for the truck logging accident
Logging trucks are especially hazardous because, in addition to the normal hazards of truck driving, such as driver fatigue and distracted driving, the balance of the logs can be very difficult to manage. It requires that the balance of the logs is maintained perfectly during the entire journey and that the truck is maintained so that no piece of equipment fails in securing the load.
It can be assumed that the trucking company or the truck driver will be determined to be at fault for such an accident. However, they may try to argue that the behavior of a driver caused the truck to swerve, causing an imbalance in the logs.
You must make sure that you get the full compensation that you are entitled to after an accident involving a large truck because it is likely that you suffered significantly. Make sure to take action if you are having difficulty making a successful insurance claim in Georgia.