Category: Truck Accidents

Georgia Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured because of a tractor-trailer accident in Georgia, you could consult with a tractor-trailer accident lawyer. They will help you recognize your legal options, including how to bring an effective insurance claim or lawsuit. Dozier Law has substantial experience helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve. We will be there for you. To learn more, contact Dozier Law for a free consultation by calling (888) 239-2129 or contacting us online. Causes Of Tractor-Trailer Accidents Tractor-trailer accidents can cause devastating effects on those surrounding them on the highway. These large vehicles and their cargo can weigh up to 40 tons. In addition to its weight, it has a higher center of gravity since it is so tall, making it less stable and more prone to tipping over. Being a truck driver can involve driving for many consecutive hours daily. Some of the most…

Georgia Unsecured Or Improperly Loaded Truck Accidents

Even in the best circumstances, an accident with a big truck can have severe and debilitating consequences. Because big delivery trucks are large and can reach high speeds, the results of an accident involving a truck can be particularly serious. What makes an accident with a truck even more dangerous is the cargo they carry. Depending on who owns or operates the truck or who has hired the truck to transport cargo, the details about what they are hauling can vary dramatically. Depending on the type, size, and weight of these vehicles, a fully loaded big truck can weigh almost 100,000 pounds. If a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a truck that heavy, the results could be devastating or even fatal. When trucks are transporting cargo, the likelihood and effects of the accident increase if the vehicle is not loaded properly. This article will discuss the circumstances…

How Georgia Truck Accident Claims Differ From Car Accident Claims

If you are involved in a truck accident in Georgia, you need to contact an experienced truck accident attorney. Cases involving truck collisions differ in important respects from typical passenger vehicle accidents. These accidents tend to cause more severe injuries, which can require longer-term care. Dozier Law's truck accident lawyers are trained to collect evidence unique to drivers with commercial driver's licenses. This evidence can be critical in your case. Truck Accidents Usually Involve More Severe Injuries A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. That is 27 times the average weight of a passenger vehicle. At impact, a loaded truck will collide with the force of 20 passenger automobiles. The resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Common injuries from truck accidents include death, dismemberment, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal bleeding, and organ damage. Some of these injuries may not be…

Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

If you are anywhere on Georgia’s roads, chances are that you see trucks all around you. The last thing you want is for one of these massive vehicles to plow into your vehicle and leave you with life-altering and possibly deadly injuries. As a safe driver, you can only do so much to prevent this from happening. If you happen to fall victim to a truck driver’s carelessness, then you may have the right in Georgia to sue them and their employer for compensation. The skilled truck accident lawyers at Dozier Law provide you with some important information about how truck accidents occur, and what you should do to protect your legal rights if tragedy strikes. Common Causes Of Truck Accidents Several factors often contribute to the occurrence of trucking accidents. First, the size and weight of trucks make sudden, emergency stops very difficult. As you can imagine, it takes…

Bicyclist Killed Near Atlanta in Tractor-Trailer Accident

On Monday, August 10, 2020, a bicyclist was killed in southern Fulton County near Atlanta after colliding with a tractor-trailer. EMTs responded to the crash, but it is unknown whether the victim died on the scene or if he died upon transport to a treatment facility. One additional vehicle is said to have been involved, though details regarding why the accident happened, who was at fault, and potential charges are still a mystery. While an investigation is still ongoing, this tragedy serves as a good reminder to always receive medical treatment if and when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Advice from Dozier Law Firm Assuming your accident injuries are not fatal on-impact, seeking medical treatment immediately following a car or tractor-trailer accident is crucial. Dozier Law Firm, a team of experts in motor vehicle accident representation, explains: "The most important thing you can do following a motor…

Fiery Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident in Atlanta Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On February 1, 2020, two people were killed in a multivehicle accident on an Atlanta-area interstate. The crash involved a tractor-trailer, and it sparked a large fire that produced flames rising 30 feet high. The fire spread across all lanes of traffic, leaving some drivers stuck at a standstill for more than two hours – and others to suffer in the fiery blaze. According to NBC News, “firefighters encountered an inferno as the first crews arrived on the scene [of the auto accident], and subsequent explosions were seen and heard as the fuel ignited.” The accident on I-85 involved multiple vehicles and left two individuals with fatal injuries. Several others were injured, and numerous others suffered property damage to their vehicles. Businesses along nearby Dawson Boulevard were evacuated as a precaution due to their vicinity to the incident, a major headache for Atlanta area commuters. Trucking Companies, Insurance Agencies, and Law…

Police Investigating Truck Accident

Police officers in Georgia work hard to keep the roadways safe for residents and visitors alike. It is not unusual for large trucks to be mixed in with traffic, especially on highways. High speeds, inclement conditions, or driver errors can contribute to a serious truck accident. The sheer size of these vehicles can result in increased risk for injury or death in the event of a crash. Law enforcement has launched an investigation into a recent truck accident, and for officers, this one hit close to home. The victim was an officer from Smyrna, Georgia's police department. For reasons that are still unknown, a semi-truck flipped over and landed squarely on the officer's patrol car. The driver's side of the car was crushed. The officer was taken to a local hospital for immediate treatment of crash-related injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and it is not clear if police have any…

Car vs. Truck Accident Claims 4 Lives In Georgia

In any wreck that involves a car and a big rig, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries and possibly even lose their lives. Such was also the outcome of a truck accident in Georgia that claimed the lives of four people in Decatur. The sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or an 18-wheeler, compared to the size and weight of a passenger vehicle explain most outcomes of such collisions. An accident reconstruction team launched an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash. According to a preliminary accident report, the accident occurred in a traffic light-controlled intersection shortly before 2:45 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities say the car had six occupants, and five were rushed to a hospital. Reportedly, two women and one man, ages 19, 20, and 23, died soon after the accident due to head trauma…

Size Difference the Primary Hazard in Car vs. Truck Accident

Occupants of passenger vehicles in Georgia will always be at an increased risk when they share the roadways with big rigs. The sheer size difference increases the risk of catastrophic injuries or fatalities in any truck accident. Road safety is the shared responsibility of operators of all modes of transport, including those on two-wheels like cyclists and motorcycle riders. Safety authorities say drivers of smaller vehicles should consider the unique challenges with which large truck operators must deal. The fact that big rigs could be up to 30 times the size of passenger vehicles makes it more challenging for a driver to maneuver large trucks and buses. Acceleration and braking are particularly dangerous because these large vehicles are slow to accelerate when going uphill and quick to gain speed when they go downhill. The taller the vehicle, the higher its center of gravity, which increases the risk of rolling over. For this…

Woman Injured in Georgia Truck Accident

Many people don't like traveling next to a tractor-trailer on the interstate. Because of the size of the truck and the weight of some of the loads, other vehicles rarely stand a chance of getting away unscathed in a truck accident. A 55-year-old woman was injured in a truck accident on a part of I-75 that runs through central Georgia. A report stated the truck was attempting to enter the interstate from an on-ramp when part of the oversized equipment it was carrying hit the bridge that spanned the interstate at that exit. Some of the bridge fragments fell to the pavement and hit the car that was behind the truck. The woman was injured, taken to an area hospital for treatment and was released after doctors determined her condition was stable. The driver of the truck was not injured. Although details were not given, he was issued a citation by the state's…

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