The Leading Causes of Georgia Trucking Accidents

Anyone who has driven the highways that run through the inside of Atlanta and reach to the borders of Georgia know that the roads are full of semi trucks. Busy interstates like I-20, I-75 and I-85 bring tractor-trailers across Georgia constantly. And unfortunately, here in Georgia trucking accidents occur at an alarming rate.

Here is a look at the leading causes of Georgia trucking accidents:

  • Careless driving
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Alcohol
  • Following too closely
  • Driver fatigue
  • Speeding
Truck Accident
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, 1,241 people died in trucking accidents in Georgia during 2006. Nowadays, every 16 minutes someone is killed or injured due to a trucking accident. And in Georgia, more than 200 people are killed every year due to trucking accidents and another 5,200 people are injured per yeardue to trucking accidents.

Due to the size and weight of trucks, drivers who have been involved in a collision with a semi-tractor trailer or a truck often sustain serious injury. While head trauma and sprains/strains happen, broken bones of some sort is an injury we see quite frequently These injuries include broken or fractured:
  • Arm bones (Humerus, Ulna, Radius)
  • Leg bones (Femur, Tibia, Fibula)
  • Collarbone (Clavicle, Scapula)
  • Ankle bones (Tibia, Fibula, Talus)
  • Feet bones (Tarsal, Metatarsal)
  • Nose (Nasal Cavity, Maxilla)
  • Hand bones (Carpals, Fingers, Metacarpals, Phalanges)
  • Hip bones (Ilium, Ishcium, Pubis)

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident here in Georgia, you only have two years from the date of the trucking accident to bring a lawsuit to action. Given the complexity of accidents, it is essential that you contact an experienced trucking accident attorney as soon as possible. You need to find a personal injury attorney who is familiar with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.

The personal injury attorneys at Kalka & Baer know the ins and outs of trucking laws and insurance regulations. We can help you sort out:
  • The parties involved
  • The insurance regulations
  • The laws regarding trucking accidents
  • Who was at fault
  • How to receive monetary damages

The law firm of Kalka & Baer has the time, interest and resources necessary to take on your case. Our attorneys provide caring, but aggressive representation for trucking accident victims.

Make no mistake- the trucking company will have their team of insurance people at the accident site within hours. You need to level the playing field. If Kalka & Baer represents you, we will conduct a thorough investigation on your behalf to uncover what factors might have contributed to or caused your accident. Previous cases we have handled revealed the following factors as the causes of truck crashes.
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Road Conditions
  • Weather Conditions
  • Potential Manufacturer Defects
  • Driver Negligence
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

At Kalka & Baer, we stand by you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.

Categories: Auto Accidents