Decatur, GA (January 19, 2022) – On Wednesday morning, January 19, a tractor-trailer collision occurred on a highway in Decatur that led to injuries.
According to Atlanta officials, the accident happened around 12:29 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Flat Shoals Road. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it forcefully collided with one or more passenger vehicles in the area. The vehicles involved in the accident sustained severe damages as a result.
Several responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those with injuries. One or more victims sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. The injured parties were taken to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
Due to the severity of the collision, several lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for a period of time. This led to delays until police were able to successfully clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Tractor-trailer accidents happen every year throughout the state of Georgia. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, approximately 230 people are killed in fatal truck accidents in Georgia every year. Even more victims sustain serious injuries in these accidents within the state. Truck drivers are always expected to take special precautions on our roads, as they are operating some of the largest vehicles on our roadways. However, these accidents still happen every year when drivers are acting in a negligent fashion. If you have been hurt in a truck accident that was caused by another party, you have a wide variety of options. It is important that you speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Being hurt in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down, which is why you should have the assistance of a Decatur truck accident lawyer on your side. Truck accident claims are known for being some of the most complex in nature. Many parties could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following:
- Truck drivers
- Trucking companies
- Cargo loaders
It is not always easy to identify the parties at fault for a truck accident entirely on your own. Because of this, you will need the experienced help of a Decatur personal injury lawyer on your side.
Decatur Truck Accident Attorneys
The aftermath of a truck accident can be an impactful time in your life, which is why our attorneys at Kenneth S. Nugent, PC are here to help you. The trucking industry has strict regulations that it must abide by at all times so that drivers who share our roads are protected. Big name insurance companies are sometimes involved in these cases, which can make it even harder to reach a conclusion and more forward. If you have sustained injuries in a truck accident, we are here for you. Please contact an accident attorney in Decatur at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options are available for you at this time.
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.