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Nursing Students Killed in Tragic Southern Georgia Trucking Accident

May 29, 2015

Just last month, five young nursing students were tragically killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer that reportedly simply did not stop. The Georgia trucking accident was so intense that one vehicle caught on fire. According WSB-TV, in addition to killing the five nursing students, numerous other individuals were injured, as the accident involved multiple vehicles. It is still unclear exactly what happened, and loved ones are looking for answers. Some injured individuals and parents of lost loved ones have filed lawsuits against the truck driver who allegedly caused the accident as well as the trucking company and potentially other parties.

Any accident is tragic, but when questions go unanswered, the feelings associated with a lost loved one only continue to go on forever. While the accident is still under investigation and will be evaluated as part of the lawsuits that have been filed, it is clear that something seriously went wrong. When there's a possibility someone else may be at fault, discussing the situation with an attorney can help to answer questions, with the ultimate goal of holding the responsible party accountable.

Why Speaking with an Attorney Following a Georgia Trucking Accident is Important

Trucking accidents can be extremely complex because there could be multiple parties involved, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and even the company that maintained the vehicle, and there are numerous factors to consider. The tragic accident discussed above is already quite complicated, and as noted lawsuits have already been filed. Some people may believe it is way too soon to speak with an attorney right after an accident happens.  However, memories fade as time goes by, evidence such as the truck's black box may disappear and some questions may not get answered.  By seeking prompt legal guidance, the injured and deceased's loved ones have begun the process of investigating a horrific crash.

Generally speaking, the longer an injured individual waits to contact an attorney after being involved in a trucking accident, the more difficult it becomes to investigate the matter and prove that the injuries suffered were in fact caused by the trucking accident. Further, if you wait too long to speak with an attorney, you may run out of time to file a claim or lawsuit, and this is something that compromises your ability to recover for the injuries you have suffered. As such, given the fact that trucking accidents can involve difficult issues and very serious injuries, speaking with an attorney can be one of the best decisions you can make.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 38 Years of Legal Experience to Work For Your Case!

Whether you are an injured truck driver, or are any other injured driver or passenger, speaking with an attorney can help you understand your legal rights. Montlick and Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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