Georgia residents may have heard that collision between two tractor-trailers on Interstate 35 in Harrison County resulted in injuries. A Minnesota man had been driving a Freightliner southbound on the interstate when the truck jackknifed.
While most of the southbound lanes were blocked by the semi and towed unit, a Peterbilt truck driven by a Georgia man struck the passenger side of the towed unit while attempting to bypass the accident. After the impact, the Georgia driver’s truck came to a stop in the lane while Minnesota driver’s truck came to a rest off the west side of the road.
The Georgia trucker was seriously injured and transported to the hospital while the Minnesota driver was not injured. However, the driver’s passenger, a Nebraska resident, sustained minor injuries. All parties involved were using safety equipment.
Truck collisions may be caused by a variety of factors, including excessive speed, hazardous road conditions, driver fatigue or negligent driving. Whether the collision occurs between two company-owned trucks or if a private passenger vehicle is involved, the injured party may wish to consult a Georgia personal injury attorney who has successfully represented injured plaintiffs in commercial vehicle accidents. Individuals who have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that the victim experiences as a result of the accident.
In some cases, the victim may be too severely injured to contact an attorney. Depending on the surrounding circumstances, the victim’s spouse, parent, sibling or adult child may contact an attorney on his or her behalf to begin the process of exploring legal options. From there, the truck accident attorney may help the victim and his or her family examine available legal options.