Deaths and Trucking Accidents – What You Should Know and How a Georgia Attorney Can Help

October 01, 2015

Trucking accidents continue to result in the loss of innocent lives all across the country. There are many causes of trucking accidents that have the potential to result in significant harm, as well as contributing factors that make a trucking accident more dangerous than other types of passenger vehicle accidents. 

Such factors include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

• Large size and weight of trucks;
• Small size and vulnerability of passenger vehicles, pickup trucks and motorcycles;
• Faulty equipment such as failed brakes, tire blowouts, or unsecured cargo, among others; and
• Truck driver fatigue, a problem that has continued to persist all across the country.

Most Deaths Associated with Trucking Accidents Involve Passenger Vehicle Occupants

Given that trucks will always outweigh passenger vehicles, it is certainly no surprise that the occupants of passenger vehicles are more at risk for suffering serious injuries or death. However, even though it may seem like common sense that smaller vehicles are more vulnerable, many people are not aware of the statistics that demonstrate just how tragic trucking accidents can be.

According to the United States Department of Transportation, as reported by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 3,602 trucking accident fatalities in 2013. Of this staggering number, 67 percent of fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles. Moreover, the rate of trucking accident fatalities has remained steady over the past few decades, demonstrating that smaller passenger vehicles might always be at a disadvantage when involved in a trucking accident.

How a Skilled Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

Many trucking accidents are nothing less than tragic, regardless of whether or not a driver or passenger involved has been seriously injured or killed. Life-altering permanent injuries can be extremely burdensome for both the injured as well as his or her loved ones. When a loved one has lost his or her life as a result of a trucking accident, the aftermath can be devastating for family members and friends, leaving a void in their hearts.

Because trucking accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, and because there will always be very different contributing factors from one trucking accident to the next, injured victims and loved ones should find guidance in speaking with an attorney. A qualified attorney can help injury victims by answering the most important and common questions that could arise following an accident as well as take the necessary actions to obtain compensation.

Many injured victims and their loved ones move forward always wondering if someone else should be responsible for causing an accident that caused unnecessary pain and suffering. By speaking with a skilled personal injury attorney immediately, victims can determine whether or not they have potential legal remedies available to them for what they have gone through.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Justice for Truck Accident Victims and Their Families

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a truck accident, the Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting injured truck accident victims and the bereaved families of deceased truck accident victims. We represent injury and accident victims throughout the State of Georgia and in the Southeast. The sooner you act, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as you have a limited time in which to file a personal injury claim following your truck accident. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Truck Accidents

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