Fulton County, GA (October 09, 2018) – A tractor-trailer was involved in a crash this afternoon on Interstate 285 headed southbound.
On the outer loop, exit 12 at Camp Creek Road, just before Hollowell Parkway an automobile collision involving a semi truck is causing traffic to be diverted from the right-hand lanes. This caused a notable backup on the busy interchange.
Police and first responders arrived promptly on the scene. They were there to investigate the cause of the accident as well as treat any injured parties. No further information is available at this time.
Tractor Trailer Accidents In Georgia
An auto accident involving a tractor-trailer can be a life-changing event, and not for the better. Not only are tractor-trailers huge, behemoth vehicles that require special training and licensure to drive but the people that operate them frequently have huge distances to travel in relatively short periods of time. This strain makes them susceptible to things like distracted driving, speeding, highway hypnosis, and general fatigue.
Accidents involving semi-trucks are usually much, much worse than a standard automobile collision because of the sheer size and weight of the truck. Factor in even minimum highway speed limits and you have a genuine recipe for unmitigated disaster. In cases like this where you plan to sue for damages and/or personal injury, you need to figure out if you are going to sue the driver of the commercial truck, the trucking company for whom he works, or possibly both. Figuring out which of these three approaches is the correct one for your specific situation is vital to having the lawsuit turn out in your favor.
A few of the most important pieces of information that you will need to go ahead with such a lawsuit are for the truck driver to be found at fault, and for the truck driver to actually be an employee of the company and not an independent contractor. More often than not the trucking company and their insurance bedfellows will try and place 100% of the blame squarely on the driver’s shoulders whether it belongs there or not.
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a commercial truck your best chance at getting the compensation that you deserve is to hire a competent attorney. Determining liability of the accident on its own is a huge undertaking and of course, you want to make sure you sue the person who is really responsible. Reach out to the Nye Law Group and talk to us about your experience. We are here to help you through this difficult time and make sure you get the compensation that you deserve.
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Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.