Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Tractor trailer truck accidents are obviously not the same as standard automobile accidents.  Truck accident cases are handled differently and our personal injury law firm understands how to pursue this type of claim.

Tractor Trailer Truck Accident Statistics

  • Approximately 15.5 million tractor trailer trucks operate on the U.S. highways.
  • One person is killed or injured in a tractor trailer truck accident every 16 minutes.
  • Approximately 5000 people are killed in tractor trailer truck accidents each year.
  • The person driving the other vehicle in a tractor trailer truck accident is killed 98% of the time.
  • Georgia has one of the highest rates of tractor trailer truck accidents in the United States.

Tractor trailer trucks weigh 40 tons.  Imagine 80,000 lbs of steel smashing into another vehicle at a rate of 75 mph.  The amount of damage that would result from the collision is beyond significant.  Unfortunately, the sheer massive power of tractor trailer truck accidents often cause serious or fatal injuries.  When a victim incurs injuries from a truck accident, whether minor or dehbilitating, the victim should seek legal counsel to recover compensation from the liable party.

Common Injuries Resulting From Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents

As mentioned earlier, victims of truck accidents incur horrific and catastrophic injuries.  Listed below are a few of the common injuries associated with truck accidents.

  • Spinal Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Amputation
  • Concussion
  • Lacerations
  • Scarring
  • Death

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor trailer truck accident, please contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation.  Our accident attorneys understand that this is a tremendously stressful and difficult time for you and your family.  We will fight zealously for your rights to ensure you are compensated for all of your losses.  You will not pay any lawyer fee until we recover the settlement or award you deserve.  You can contact us by dialing 770.837.3207.

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