Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-285 Near I-85

Atlanta, GA (December 21, 2021) – At 6:03 p.m. on the evening of Tuesday, December 21, a tractor-trailer accident with injuries occurred in Atlanta.

According to DeKalb County officials, the accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-285 around the area of I-85. A vehicle was traveling in the area when it violently collided with a tractor-trailer in the area due to reasons that are not yet known. The passenger vehicle was pushed underneath the tractor-trailer, which led to extensive damages to both vehicles.

Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not yet known.

Due to the severity of the accident, all lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Georgia 

Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles that navigate our roads, which means that they are capable of causing immense harm in the event of an accident. Though truck drivers are known for being some of the safest drivers on our roads, these accidents still occur every single year due to negligent reasons. An individual’s life could be turned upside-down in the blink of an eye due to a truck accident. If you have sustained injuries in one of these accidents, you will likely be left with a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. It is imperative that you have the help of an attorney on your side at this time.

Being hurt in a truck accident can impact your life in many ways. Because of this, you should be prepared to speak with a skilled Atlanta truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. It is true that truck accident claims are known for being some of the most complex claims that individuals will face. Many different parties could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following:

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loaders

If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident that was caused by one of these negligent parties, you should be prepared to work with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys 

Our dedicated and compassionate accident attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you move forward after a truck accident has turned your life upside-down. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact an accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 579-1790 for more information on how we can assist you.

Note: We have constructed this post using outside sources, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts from outside sources. The details concerning this accident have not been independently verified and so, if you have identified false information, please inform us immediately. We will adjust the post to reflect accurate content.

Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.

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