If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that involved a big rig and you believe the truck driver was at fault, speak with one of our GA trucking accident attorneys about your injuries and the collision that caused them. You could be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses as well as non-economic damages. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim for your loss.
Semi Truck Accident Statistics in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Transportation issued a report in 2010 that revealed the prevalence of semi truck accident statistics. There are 23,000 accidents per year that involve large or commercial trucks, a figure that breaks down to nearly 65 truck accidents per day. There are almost 20,000 miles of narrow roads that have no barrier between the two directions of traffic.
In Atlanta, trucking accidents are more common on two-way roads, and truck accidents themselves are statistically more dangerous, on average, than an accident between passenger cars. Overall, approximately 6 out of every 7 people who are killed in a truck accident are passengers of the smaller vehicle.
An Attorney Can Help if You’ve Been Hurt in a Car Accident
Atlanta trucking accidents carry with them not only the threat of grave physical injury and extreme psychological duress, but also the possibility of financial hardship. Medical bills can quickly begin to stack up, and if your injuries are severe, you may be forced to take time off of work.
If your accident was the result of a truck driver’s negligence, the company that owned the truck and employed the driver can be held liable for damages that cover your:
- medical expenses;
- lost wages; and
- other damages.