Our Georgia truck crash attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry know commercial vehicle collisions are complex under any circumstances. However, determining liability in vehicle crashes caused by falling truck debris can be compounded and depends on various factors, including the circumstances of the incident.

Here, we discuss some potential scenarios and parties that may be liable for our clients’ crashes and injuries.

Vehicle Crashes Caused by Falling Truck Debris

Who is Responsible for Falling Truck Debris that Leads to a Crash in Georgia?

Negligence in loading and securing cargo is a common cause of truck debris falling from commercial vehicles throughout Georgia.

If the trucking company or its driver fails to properly secure the cargo, inspect the vehicle for maintenance issues, or adhere to safety regulations, they may be liable for the accident.

In some cases, the truck or equipment manufacturer may be liable under product liability laws if the debris fell due to a defect in the truck or its equipment — including a malfunctioning tie-down system or defective cargo container.

In some cases, liability may extend to third parties, like contractors responsible for loading or unloading the truck’s cargo, if they negligently handled it or failed to follow safety protocols.

Depending on the circumstances and the insurance policies involved, liability for accidents caused by falling truck debris may be covered by the trucking company’s commercial liability insurance, driver’s insurance, or other applicable insurance policies.

These claims require a thorough investigation to determine the incident’s root cause and identify all potentially liable parties.

If you have been injured by a crash caused by falling debris from a commercial vehicle in Georgia, contact our skilled personal injury lawyers and support team at Ashby Thelen Lowry today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation. This will ensure your rights are protected so you can make informed decisions about the direction of your claim.

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