When you see a headline like “Truck Crash Spills Chicken onto Georgia Interstate Ramp”, you might feel the urge to chuckle…unless you’re a truck driver or you own a trucking company or a company that ships a lot of freight by truck. In that case, while others might be laughing about something that sounds like it came out of a Muppets movie, you’re probably thinking of the hassles involved and the money lost. If this sounds like you, you need to start thinking about employing the services of a truck accident attorney like Kirkendall Dwyer LLP.
On Tuesday, January 14, an interstate ramp in Decatur, Georgia was shut down for several hours when a tractor-trailer truck overturned and spilled just short of 20 tons of frozen chicken onto the roadway. If you own a trucking company, you need to think about this kind of situation. If something like this were to happen to you or one of your drivers, you wouldn’t be laughing at all about this. You would be calling a truck accident attorney, and your driver should, too.
That’s not to say that you should be afraid of what your driver will do, but he’ll need representation, too. If the accident wasn’t his fault, he’ll need to get his medical bills taken care of, and you’ll need to get compensation for lost goods and the repair of the truck. If you’re a driver or you manage a freight company, whether an accident has occurred or not, you should seek advice from a truck accident attorney so that you know your rights and responsibilities in the event of an accident.
Call Kirkendall Dwyer LLP for a consultation today. The peace of mind that comes with the knowledge of your rights and having an attorney on your side is unmatched.