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      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years. Timmons joined Scott Pryor Law in 2015 and specializes in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases.

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      Pretty Dimmel graduated from GA State University and then received her paralegal certificate from UGA. She is fluent in Spanish and Malaysian. She has a medical/insurance background and loves to help our clients resolve their medical billing issues. Pretty joined Scott Pryor Law in 2016 and loves seeing our clients' happy expressions when they see how much she was able to reduce their medical bills.

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Collisions involving commercial vehicles can be severe, often resulting in serious damage to all vehicles involved and harm to the motorists. For Gwinnett County truck accidents involving bad weather, it may be difficult to determine who could be held liable for your losses. Fortunately, a knowledgeable truck wreck attorney could review your case, collect evidence, and help determine who is at fault for the accident.

What Makes Trucks More Susceptible to Bad Weather?

In Gwinnett County, drivers do not often encounter snow or ice on the roads. Therefore, local drivers are more susceptible to the dangers of driving in those conditions because they may not have much experience handling snow or ice as they travel.

The increased weight of semi-trucks makes them more likely to have difficulty in poor weather. Commercial vehicles can weigh over 10,000 pounds, which drastically increases the amount of time and distances they need to break. Poor weather can compound that effect and make a semi-truck more likely to lose traction and slide on the roadway.

To avoid a weather-related accident, drivers should be aware of the forecast and their surroundings. They should take any necessary precautions that weather conditions call for, such as slowing down in the rain or getting off the road entirely in snow or sleet.

Dangerous Weather Impact on Truck Driver Fault

Poor weather can impact the assumption of fault in a Gwinnett County truck accident by contributing additional negligence to the at-fault driver. Georgia law stipulates that if a driver is driving too fast for weather conditions, such as snow, ice, rain, or sleet, they can be issued a ticket for driving too fast for conditions. A skilled attorney could address this as an indicator of an at-fault driver’s negligence.

If another vehicle did not cause an accident, a lawyer would likely analyze whether there were any defects in the road or the vehicle involved. Accidents caused by product defects could result in a third party being sued, such as the vehicle manufacturer. If the driver’s negligence caused the accident, the plaintiff’s attorney might represent the passengers in the car against the driver’s insurance company.

Recoverable Damages

Since truck wrecks can result in catastrophic harm, the damages are often substantial. These recoverable losses can include:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Future damages, such as lost earning capacity or continued medical care
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

To prove that bad weather conditions were the cause of a truck accident in Peachtree Corners, a court can be asked to take judicial notice of the weather at the time of the accident. An attorney may also present pictures, video footage, witness statements, and electronic data from the vehicles.

Call a Gwinnett County Truck Accidents Involving Bad Weather Attorney

Due to a lack of experience driving in snow or ice, local motorists are at a higher risk of harm when operating their vehicle in poor weather conditions. Gwinnett County truck accidents involving bad weather can be especially traumatic, as the large vehicles can cause serious damage to other vehicles and their passengers.

If you or a loved one was harmed in a truck wreck caused by poor weather, reach out to an accomplished attorney right away. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so schedule your first consultation now.

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