DeKalb Co., GA (November 18, 2023) – A truck accident reported in the cold County resulted in injuries. The accident occurred at around 5:50 a.m. on November 16. The Georgia State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident that occurred on Interstate 85.
Official reports indicate that a propane truck and an unknown number of vehicles were involved in a crash on the highway near Pleasantdale Road. The crash prompted officials to shut down the road for an extended period as a hazmat crew responded to the scene to assist. Three people were injured as a result of the accident. The victims were transported to area hospitals for emergency care. The incident is being investigated at this time.
We hope the three injured parties recover quickly.
Experiencing a truck accident can have an instant and overwhelming impact on your life. Unfortunately, we witness numerous individuals suffering from severe injuries caused by these accidents in our state every single day. Some common injuries reported in truck crashes include neck and back injuries, whiplash, soft tissue damage, broken bones, and headaches. Any type of injury can require extensive medical care, and severely alter the lives of those involved.
If you have been involved in a truck crash, there may be legal avenues available to help you move forward. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can ensure that you seek justice in the aftermath of your accident. A truck accident lawyer will be able to determine who is liable for your accident.
If the crash was caused by a driver under the influence or driving while distracted, you may have grounds to file a legal claim against them. In certain situations, the trucking company may also be held liable for the damages you suffered, especially if they failed to properly screen the truck driver prior to employment.
Furthermore, if the accident resulted from the shifting cargo load, the cargo company may be held liable. The maintenance company could also be accountable if they neglected to adequately maintain the vehicle. Conducting a thorough investigation surrounding the accident is crucial to pinpointing the responsible parties, enabling you to take prompt legal action.
At Burg Simpson, we are proud of our reputation and history as an outstanding team of tractor-trailer accident lawyers. We guarantee that all of our clients receive excellent legal representation and customer service while also being treated with the utmost respect. If you or someone you know has been involved in a trucking accident due to negligence or recklessness, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (888) 895-2080 so that we can help ensure justice is served on your behalf.
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