Many trucking companies recognize the serious consequences which can occur as a result of Atlanta truck accidents. Truck accidents are more likely to cause injury to someone outside of the truck than to someone in it, and the injuries sustained by motorists in truck crashes can be deadly. Trucking companies can be held accountable for truck crashes and can face serious consequences from regulators for safety violations.
To try to avoid all of these undesirable consequences, some trucking companies employ professionals to manage fleet safety and they even institute training programs which are designed to help make truckers safer at doing their jobs.
While all of these are good steps to take, unfortunately there are often problems which prevent the programs from being effective. Even if a trucking company is careful and does everything right, the trucking company can still be held accountable for negligent actions of its employees on-the-job. As a result, victims need to consult with an Atlanta attorney who handles truck accident cases in order to determine if they can make a claim against the trucking company when a crash occurs.