Home to major companies like Coca-Cola, Home Depot and United Parcel Services (UPS), Georgia is a major East Coast and national transportation hub, which means it has more than its share of truck traffic. With so many big rigs on the state’s highways, the risk of truck-related accidents is always present. During the last couple of weeks, the southeastern U.S. has seen an alarmingly high number of devastating truck accident-related deaths that have helped to emphasize the truly devastating effects these accidents can have:
· In Fitzgerald, 19 children were taken to the emergency room after their school bus was rammed by a tractor-trailer, including one seriously injured child who had a broken leg and a neck injury.
· In Columbia County, a truck driver was killed when a load of logs he was hauling overturned and spilled onto the roadway.
· A mother and her three children were killed in a Florida crash in a pileup that occurred when a trailer became detached from its cab, sliding into oncoming traffic.
· In another Florida accident, seven children were injured, one seriously, when a tractor trailer rear-ended a school bus that had stopped to let a child exit, despite the fact the bus lights were flashing. The driver had had several previous violations, including one for driving erratically.
Just last week in Texas, an overloaded truck plowed into a bridge support, causing the bridge to collapse; one person was killed and three were seriously injured. An initial investigation found that driver had not bothered to secure the necessary permits for an oversized load, which would have included special instructions on which roads to avoid along the planned route.
Any motor vehicle accident can have devastating consequences, but truck accidents can be especially horrific. Simply the sheer size and weight of an average tractor trailer means that even a “bump” can cause significant injuries, including neck and spinal injuries that can take years to resolve. Many truck accident victims experience repercussions that can last a lifetime.
Since trucks are often owned and operated by big companies, settling accident claims can be especially difficult: Not only will you have to deal with the insurance company and its team of attorneys, but you’ll also have to be ready to handle the objections of the company’s own legal team. In the meantime, accident-related costs can be eating up your hard-earned savings and taking a huge toll on you and your loved ones.
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The most effective and least stressful way to handle a truck accident is to work with an experienced attorney. Lawyers with a proven background in truck accidents know how to gather evidence and build strong cases to support victims’ rights.
Roger Ghai is a car accident lawyer in Kennesaw, Marietta and Acworth, with a successful professional history pursuing truck accident claims so victims’ rights are preserved. He and his staff work tirelessly to provide individual attention to help every client get the compensation he or she deserves. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, don’t delay: Call 770-792-1000 today to schedule your confidential consultation.