CONCRETE TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY ATLANTA
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Cement Truck or Concrete Truck
You may need help from Concrete Truck Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder of Atlanta if you had bodily injuries due to an at fault driver from a crash with this type of vehicle. A cement or concrete mixer truck striking any auto on the way to a construction site can be a traumatic event due to its massive size and monstrous weight. Loaded and weighing in the 60,000 pound range, one of these can demolish a car in a moment’s notice. These have the potential to roll over due to their extremely heavy loads that sit up fairly high above the truck and rotate. If a victim struck didn’t suffer a fatality, the harm done can usually be dramatically severe and life threatening, possibly even if it was at a slower speed. Any strike from one of these can not only destroy a car, but can ruin a person’s life from bodily injuries. Getting legal help is a wise step to take to protect yourself and your family from loss the crash caused you.
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Nick Schnyder, Atlanta Truck Attorney
Bringing Justice to the Injured
Nick Schnyder, Concrete Truck Accident Attorney, aggressively represents Atlanta victims who have been harmed by cement and concrete mixers. He is an experienced and devoted lawyer who is committed to bringing justice to those harmed through no fault of their own. His dedication and perseverance allow him to be successful in seeking claim compensation for his clients. Attorney Schnyder is a highly skilled insurance negotiator who believes in fighting for the rights of the injured. He goes the extra mile in pursuing the maximum amount of claim compensation under Georgia law for those seeking help after an alarming collision with a cement truck.
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Concrete Truck Accidents in Atlanta
A concrete truck accident can be a terrifying event if you are struck by one or anywhere near it during a rollover. Any attorney knows how disastrous the results can be for anyone who collides or is struck by a cement mixing truck. With our many streets and busy interstates surrounding Atlanta, these vehicles can be found traveling at high and low speeds even around our suburbs. Any type of rollover from a cement truck can demolish anything that was next to it, including workers on a construction site. A strike due to brake loss can wipe out a standard auto whether it is from a rear end or side swipe collision. Commercial operators who drive mixer trucks for a living have different requirements in handling the vehicle versus a standard automobile driver. Because of it’s extremely heavy weight, handling it requires proper training in the ability to maneuver one of these. Considering all the types of trucks, this can be one of the most harmful and most deadly crashes on the road, which can easily end in death from a strike or rollover.
Truck Crash Causes
Causes of cement or concrete truck crashes in Atlanta can be due to a number of reasons, but it usually stems from some type of mishap or driver negligence. Concrete Truck Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder finds that many traffic crashes and fatalities can happen so unexpectedly from what may seem like the smallest thing. That small thing can turn disastrous when driver attention is taken from the road. Cement trucks on their way to a construction job can be under a time constraint to prevent the concrete from hardening before they get it poured which can cause a crash. Something may go wrong with maintenance of the vehicle including tires or brakes which can make it very hard to slow down or come to a stop. If a sharp turn is taken and the speed is too fast, even at a very low speed, it can cause a rollover. If the concrete pours onto a road, it can cause a wreck, and if it pours onto a person, it can certainly injure them. In instances where a crash stems from driver negligence, it can be due to a large variety of negligent reasons. Safety is so important when operating a commercial truck anywhere on Georgia roads. Having the responsibility to get it safely to it’s destination is crucial for any employed operator.
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Cement Truck Driver Distraction
Cement and concrete truck accidents can easily be due to distractions when traveling Atlanta interstates. A commercial driver or operator may be reading directions to a job site or drinking coffee while driving. It may be due to someone attempting to read street signs or find addresses when passing roads and buildings. Simple things such as reaching for a cell phone or dialing to call another person can cause a driver to take his or her eyes off the road. Those distractions can be deadly for anyone who is in the path of the cement truck if it strays outside of the traveled lane or off the road. Some of the many reasons lawyers find the reason for a crash was due to some of the following including:
Distraction within the truck whether through reaching for something or looking down and away.
Attempt to view and read something outside of the truck such as directions, signs or addresses.
Talking on a cell phone, dialing, reading or texting while driving.
Eating food, snacking or drinking beverages.
Drunk driving or under the influence of drugs.
Operator attempts to drive while being ill.
Tiredness or sleepiness from driving or working too many hours.
Being involved with communicating or looking at other vehicles or passengers while driving.
Failing to properly maintain the truck and keep it in good repair, especially tires and brakes.
Concrete Truck Injuries
Injuries can be devastating from an Atlanta cement or concrete vehicle collision striking another driver. Any time there is a concrete truck accident, attorneys warn that victim injuries can be severe and may be catastrophic due to the extremely heavy weight of the mixer. The operator typically sits up higher in the cab area and further away from the possible strike of an auto. Should the cement truck roll over, the driver could be severely harmed. If the mammoth weight of a concrete mixer strikes a car, the damage will likely also be traumatic, especially for those inside. When it is a car that strikes the mixer truck, there may be damage dependent on the speed of the car upon impact. Either way, injuries can be critical and life threatening for anyone involved. Some types of physical trauma that Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Nick Schnyder handles may include some or several of the following:
Whiplash or neck pain is common
Head or brain injury from a severe blow
Internal bleeding from being struck
Broken bones, hips, shoulders, arms, legs, back, neck
Back pain or damage to spinal cord
Facial harm from blow to the face striking an airbag, dashboard or window
Cuts and abrasions
Chest trauma, striking the ribs, hitting the steering wheel or dashboard
Arm and leg harm from the door side panel or dashboard
Eye injury from broken glass or flying debris
Hands, fingers, feet and toes from bracing yourself upon impact
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Concrete Truck Collision Scene
After a cement or concrete truck accident, and you are at the collision scene without the police or an ambulance, check for those who have been hurt. Attorney Nick Schnyder reminds Atlanta drivers to always have a police report made and never drive off. Dial 911 immediately who will dispatch an emergency medical team of technicians and the Atlanta police to come to the scene. Move away from the traffic onto the road side to keep yourself safe, if possible. Don’t move anyone who has a severe neck or back injury or you may harm them even more. Wait for the police and ambulance to arrive. If you are injured, do not refuse medical treatment. Don’t offer any information regarding fault to anyone. Only speak to the Atlanta police officer or Georgia Highway Patrol who is writing the report. Secure any witness information such as contact name and phone number for anyone who saw the accident take place. Don’t become angry with the at fault party and certainly don’t get into a fight. If anyone was drinking or drunk, inform the police officer.
Check for anyone injured.
Dial 911 for emergency assistance.
Don’t move anyone with a severe neck or back injury.
Move away from the middle of the road and off to the side of the road.
Move away from the mixer truck to avoid concrete spilling out and covering you.
Do not refuse medical treatment if hurt.
Do not admit fault to the other driver.
Cooperate with Atlanta police or Georgia highway patrol.
Gather witness contact information if there are any.
Take pictures of the scene and your injuries if you are able to do so.
Inform officer if you suspect at fault driver is alcohol impaired.
Concrete Truck Crash Investigation
When performing an investigation for liability, Concrete Truck Accident Attorney, Nick Schnyder will look to all parties who contributed to the accident to determine who may be liable for damage and loss. A number of issues may arise from driver negligence, drunk driving, an expired license, to examining the owner of the truck and the company he or she was employed under. Finding information such as who owns the vehicle is important. Was it a repair gone wrong that caused the accident from a local repair shop? Was there another driver also involved in the crash and what part did he or she play? There are several questions that need to be looked into to find out exactly what happened and who may be liable or partial liable for losses.
Contact Atlanta Truck Attorney, Nick Schnyder Today
You can get a free evaluation of your case with Attorney Nick Schnyder of Atlanta. Find out how you can seek claim recovery for the loss you suffered due to a negligent or at fault driver. Whether you had mild or severe injuries or had a love one who fatally lost their life, we are here to help you through this difficult time. You will find that you don’t have to be a victim, and you do have rights under Georgia law that protect you from financial devastation after a harmful and tragic collision with a cement mixer truck.
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