Commercial trucks account for a large number of serious and fatal accidents on Georgia roads every year. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2007 105,808 large trucks were involved in auto accidents on United States' roads. What is more astounding is that one in eight traffic-related fatalities were caused by a truck accident.
At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm, we represent people and the families of people seriously injured or killed in an accident involving a semi or other large trucks in Georgia.
If an 18-wheeler wreck or other commercial truck accident was the cause of the injuries that you or your family member suffered, contact one of our Augusta truck accident attorneys for a free initial consultation.
Tractor Trailer Accidents ∙ Semi Crashes ∙ 18-Wheeler Accidents
When 80,000 pounds on wheels is traveling down the highway with other vehicles, proper precautions are necessary to prevent hazardous conditions that could cause a serious or fatal highway crash. Too often, truck driver negligence or negligence of the trucking company puts other drivers on the road in danger.
Driver fatigue, an improperly loaded semi trailer or tractor trailer, a defective safety precaution or a traffic violation are some of the factors that contribute to a truck accident. Many of these accidents are completely preventable. The desire to carry more loads in less time pushes truck drivers and trucking companies to violate federal trucking regulations to protect innocent drivers.
Helping People Injured in Trucking Accidents in Georgia
In an accident with a large commercial truck, an occupant of a passenger vehicle is likely to be seriously hurt. In a 2007 study conducted by the NHTSA of all the victims of fatal truck accidents in the U.S., 75 percent of them were drivers or passengers of the other vehicle.
No matter if dangerous highway conditions, inattentive drivers or driver negligence actions caused your accident, you are no doubt left wondering how you will cope with your losses. Since 1978, our firm has been filing claims on behalf of injured drivers and the families of those lost in fatal truck accidents throughout Georgia. We prepare thorough personal injury or wrongful death claims in order to obtain full compensation for:
- Medical expenses (past, present and future)
- Lost wages, future loss of income and loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other out-of-pocket expenses
Contact Us for Georgia Tractor Trailer Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a tractor trailer accident or other large truck accident in Georgia or Waynesboro, you should contact a Georgia tractor trailer accident lawyer at the law office of Burnside Law Firm for a free initial consultation.
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