Georgia Trucking Accident Leaves One Mother Dead, and Family Members Injured
Any type of vehicular accident has the potential to result in significant harm, regardless of what driver may be at fault for causing the accident. Many car accidents involve unintentional conduct that nonetheless can be harmful to others, such as running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign or crosswalk. There are also car accidents that involve more egregious conduct, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, excessive speeding or reckless driving, among others. Any resulting injuries can leave victims scarred for life, both mentally and physically.
When Different Variables Play a Role in a Tragic Georgia Trucking Accident
When an accident involves a large vehicle like a tractor trailer, the consequences have the potential to be much worse than the average automobile accident. Further, just like any motor vehicle collision, a trucking accident can be caused by one or more factors, which was the case in a fatal accident that left one Georgia mother dead, and family members injured. According to an online news report, the innocent mother, along with her husband and two children, were the victims of a horrific Georgia trucking accident that occurred when a tractor trailer came barreling down a U.S. 41 highway exit.
An investigation revealed that the driver of the tractor trailer failed to adequately secure the truck's breaks, and the weight of the truck sent it down a highway exit, slamming into the pickup truck driven by the young mother's husband. It was also determined that the truck driver had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a factor that likely played a role in the accident.
When any driver, whether he or she is operating a tractor trailer, passenger car or other type of vehicle, commits one or more acts that put others at risk of serious injury or death, that individual should be found liable for any resulting injuries or deaths suffered by others, such as the young Georgia mother. When unnecessary injuries and deaths occur, speaking with a skilled Georgia Personal Injury Attorney can evaluate the circumstances of what happened as well as assist victims in taking the necessary actions to obtain compensation.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Justice for Truck Accident Victims and Their Families
If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed in a truck accident, the Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting injured victims as well as the bereaved families of people killed in truck accidents. We accept cases across 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 www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.