When a Commercial Truck Almost Runs You Off the Road

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Reporting an Unsafe Truck Driver

Most trucking companies really do care about safety, and most truck drivers are skilled, cautious, safe drivers. When you see an exception — when you encounter a truck driver who isn’t driving safely, and who is putting other drivers at risk — take the time to report it.

Send a writeup of what happened and the truck’s license plate to the Safety Director of the trucking company. A responsible company will appreciate the warning, the driver can be evaluated to see whether he or she really needs to be behind the wheel of a big truck, and you just might save someone from becoming a victim. Maybe there will be one fewer lawsuit that has to be filed.

Here’s our letter along those lines. Nobody was hurt and there will never be a lawsuit arising out of this. We just hope the letter will make our roads just a little safer.

Matt Kahn is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer and a partner at the law firm Butler Kahn. Matt has dedicated his career to fighting for individuals and families who had been harmed by the negligence of others. At Butler Kahn, he has had the honor of helping families who have lost children in motor vehicle accidents and people who were critically injured. He helped a family secure a $45 million settlement to provide lifetime care for their son, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Matt is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star and by Best Lawyers as One to Watch. He has received an Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney rating. Connect with me on LinkedIn