Helping You Recover AFTER Serious Truck Accidents
Large truck accidents are so bad in Georgia that the state has an incentive program for wrecking companies. The Towing Recovery and Incentive Program (TRIP) pays the companies a bonus of up to $3,500 if they clear Atlanta truck accidents in 90 minutes or less.
It’s estimated that more than 20,000 trucks are on Georgia’s roads every day. If you were injured or someone was killed in an accident with a truck in Suwanee, Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia, call the truck accident attorneys at Kenney & Medina, P.C.
The TRIP program clears over 250 truck accidents every year. Georgia consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation for truck accidents.
The National Traffic Safety Administration reports that in a recent two-year study, over 4,000 people (including truck drivers) were killed in large truck accidents in America. That includes almost 3,000 people in other vehicles.
The study recorded that there were over 300 pedestrians killed in the accidents. There were also over six million people injured in truck accidents nationwide. In Georgia, over 130,000 multi-vehicle accidents include a large truck.
Driver Negligence Is A Major Contributor
There are contributing factors. If truck drivers or their employers ignore the rules and laws, it often leads to accidents, injuries and death.
- Driving recklessly
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Ignoring limitations of the number of hours they can legally be on the road.
- Texting/distracted driving
Trucking Companies Can Be Liable Too
Freight companies are legally responsible to ensure their drivers and vehicles meet safety standards for the road.
They must ensure
- Drivers meet licensing requirements and are medically cleared.
- Driving records/criminal history are properly reviewed
- Proper cargo distribution
- Supervision and safe company practice requirements are met
- Trucks are not overloaded/imbalanced
- Vehicle is properly maintained and has been inspected
Helping You Move Forward In Your Life
Accidents caused by a truck can be devastating. If you were injured by an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you might have medical bills, lost income and it might affect your future income. You might also have ongoing pain and suffering.
Call the lawyers at Kenney & Medina, P.C.’s Suwanee office at 770-564-1600 if you were injured in a truck accident in Georgia. You can also email us.