Were you or a loved one injured in a truck wreck in Georgia?
Finding a lawyer with the right background is crucial. Our attorneys specialize in securing
compensation for injured truck accident victims and their families.
The city of Atlanta first began as a sleepy railroad town, established to connect the Western & Atlantic Railroad of the State of Georgia. In fact, back in 1837, Atlanta was known as Terminus, due to the settlement’s location along the railroad. While much has changed from then to now, modern-day Atlanta continued to be a thriving hub of transportation, shipping and warehousing—a fact that can be witnessed every day by all of the semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers on metro Atlanta roads, highways and interstates.
Whether transporting freight from across the country or picking up shipments from Atlanta Hartsfield– Jackson International Airport—one of the busiest airports in the world—commercial semis and large trucks present real risks and dangers to Atlanta motorists. Due to their large size and heavy cargo, tractor-trailer semi-trucks and tankers are like moving buildings that can take out virtually anything in their path—including other vehicles, pedestrians, motorcyclists and more.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 4,119 people died in large truck crashes in 2019—most of which (67 percent) were passengers of cars and other vehicles. Pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists accounted for another 15 percent of fatalities.
What’s more, the rate of truck accident fatalities has only gotten worse in recent years. Despite improved safety technology and widespread awareness about the dangers of trucking, the number of people who were killed in truck crashes was 31 percent higher in 2019 than in 2009.
And these statistics only reveal the disturbing trends around truck crash deaths. They don’t account for the tens or even hundreds of thousands of people who are seriously hurt in a collision with a semi or tractor-trailer.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in a truck accident—or your loved one was killed in a fatal crash—you should know that Georgia personal injury laws allow you to recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, burial expenses and more.