Three People Die in Treutlen County After Yet Another Trucking Accident


July 08, 2015

Trucking accidents continue to make headlines in the news as Georgia tries to find a way to limit the number of such collisions that occur on our highways. Three people traveling in one vehicle lost their lives when a tractor trailer slammed into them, according to WMAZ. Because the cause of the collision is not yet known, there is no way to tell for sure at this time whether or not the truck driver was at fault for causing the accident.

Although most truck drivers are law abiding, safe drivers, there are a variety of reasons why a trucking accident occurs, and such reasons include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Truck driver fatigue and/or falling asleep at the wheel;
• Brake failure (or any other mechanical failure);
• Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
• Speeding;
• Failure to signal when changing lanes;
• Inattentive driving; and
• Driving too closely to the vehicle in front.

The nature and extent of the injuries suffered in any trucking accident include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Broken/fractured bones;
• Burns;
• Concussions and/or other brain injuries;
• Damaged internal organs;
• Soft-tissue injuries (cuts, torn muscles, etc.);
• Internal bleeding;
• Partial or complete paralysis;
• Amputations;
• Any other injury requiring emergency and/or corrective surgery; and
• Death.

A truck has the ability to cause significant damage simply given the fact that it is so large and most vehicles that come into contact with a truck are completely outmatched. Many vehicles may not be able to avoid being struck by a truck on a highway, and when this happens, a truck driver can be held responsible for causing the accident if there is enough evidence to demonstrate he or she is at fault.

When someone is responsible for causing your injuries or a loved one's death, you should be entitled to compensation to account for your suffering.  If you have have been injured or have tragically lost a loved one because of a truck accident, you should speak with a personal injury attorney who can advise you on what rights you are entitled to as well as the steps necessary to protect those rights.

Put Our Firm's Over 30 Years of Legal Experience to Work for You

Our Atlanta truck accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have the knowledge you need. At Montlick and Associates, we take care of the complicated legal issues and insurance company minefields so that you can concentrate on the important things in life, such as regaining your health and returning to normal activities.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat. 

Source:

http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/local/2015/06/19/fatal-accident-closes-i-16-in-treutlen/28974015/

Category: Truck Accidents

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.