Several People Injured In a Cobb County Dump Truck Accident


August 22, 2017


Several People Injured Following Cobb County Dump Truck Accident – Georgia Attorney Explains

WSBTV recently reported that several people suffered injuries following a dump truck accident that took place near I-575 in Cobb County.  One woman said she was waiting at a light for it to turn green when a dump truck overturned and buried her car with dirt.  The accident involved eight vehicles and dozens of individuals who were evaluated by paramedics.  What is significant about this accident is that the truck may not have been traveling at a high rate of speed, but was still able to cause a significant accident that resulted in injuries, demonstrating that speed is certainly not the only factor that can lead to a serious trucking collision.

What Went Wrong?

Authorities state that charges are pending. However, it is unclear if the driver of the dump truck will be considered criminally responsible for this accident.  He stated that his brakes failed to work, which raises many questions as to the safety of the truck.  If in fact the truck driver’s brakes failed, this could be something the truck owner or employer may be held responsible for, in addition to the manufacturer of the brakes if they prove to be defective.

There are a variety of factors that can play a role in any trucking accident, and brake failure is certainly not uncommon.  Brake failure can occur when trucks are not adequately maintained or do not undergo routine safety checks by the employer or owner of the truck.  This is also true with tires and other equipment that must be evaluated and maintained.  Additionally, some brakes have proven to be defective.  In such cases, it is the manufacturer of the brakes that may bear more responsibility.  When brakes or other equipment fails on a truck, the consequences could result in an accident such as the one in Cobb County.

It will take a thorough investigation of this trucking accident to determine if in fact the brakes failed and whether or not the driver bears any responsibility for causing this accident.  When an accident involves multiple vehicles and dozens of individuals, it can take some time to investigate as there are normally numerous people to speak with, a significant amount of evidence to go through, and lots of explaining to do on behalf of the truck owner and employer.  As such, if you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else, you should speak with an experienced truck accident attorney in Georgia at Montlick & Associates.

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If you have been injured in any type of accident involving someone else's negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights. Our truck accident lawyers in Atlanta at Montlick & Associates have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three 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. 

If you would like to speak with one of our Georgia Products Liability Attorneys about your situation or that of a loved one, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law today. 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.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/overturned-dump-truck-causing-delays-in-cobb-county/550543231

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