What Georgia Law Says About Truck Crashes
In the state of Georgia, the fault rule applies not only to car accidents, but also to truck crashes. If a driver is negligent in any way and causes an accident, he or she will be held liable under the law. Furthermore, if the accident isn't the truck driver's fault, but was caused because of a mechanical malfunction with the truck itself, the manufacturer will be liable and the injured can still seek compensation.
In order to receive compensation, there are a few prerequisites you want to take care of right there at the accident:
- Call the police. Getting the authorities involved right away officially documents the accident.
- Collect evidence. Taking pictures of the scene, license plates, and IDs as well as getting statements from witnesses is helpful.
Seek medical attention. Having a doctor you trust to look over your injuries is crucial for both your healing and for your case.