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Georgia Truck Accident Statistics


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1/20/2012
Shane Smith
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When truck accidents occur, serious and fatal injuries are likely. If you’ve been hurt in an accident in Georgia, reach out to a truck accident lawyer who has handled cases like yours and will shoulder the burden of dealing with aggressive insurance companies and confusing liability and negligence regulations. 

Statistics about Truck Accidents in Georgia

Georgia is no stranger to large trucks and commercial vehicles travelling along the thousands of miles of roadway that lace through the state. Unfortunately, this also raises the incidences of dangerous truck accidents, and negligent driving plays a role in an alarming number of accidents.

Investigative studies into the causes and aftermath of truck accidents have uncovered the following recent statistics from 2009:
 
  • tractor-trailer accidents are the most prevalent type of accident;
  • more than 3,600 people died from accidents involving commercial vehicles nationwide;
  • more than 1,200 people were killed in accidents involving tractor-trailers in Georgia; and
  • more than 75 percent of those killed were occupants of the smaller, passenger vehicle. 
Not to mention that the average tractor-trailer needs approximately 350 feet to come to a stop from traveling at 60 miles-per-hour. This is more than the length of a football field.

If negligent driving contributed to a truck accident that injured you, contact an attorney with a proven track record of helping accident victims in their hour of need.

The Legal Help You Need to Prove Trucker Liability and Negligence

To learn more about the rights of the victims of truck accidents and what you can do to protect your case, request one of Shane Smith’s books: 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case and Property Damage Guide for Georgia. These books provide valuable tips from an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer and facts on liability and negligence are available free of charge to Georgia accident victims and their families. Contact our offices at 1-770-HURT-999 (1-770-487-8999).


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