What Caused These Two Truck Accidents in Georgia?

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Two truck accidents in Georgia caused severe injuries and death when tires detached from large trucks. Multiple parties are responsible for truck upkeep, and it takes a skilled attorney to determine who to pursue in a trucking accident claim. This interview features Kathy McArthur, a truck accident attorney based in Macon, Georgia. To learn more about Attorney Kathy McArthur and the McArthur Law Firm, visit her AskTheLawyers.com™ profile. Kathy McArthur was recently named by Super Lawyers as one of Georgia’s Top 10 Lawyers. Kathy has recovered more than $250 million for her clients. Contact her now by calling 888-511-3130. There is no charge to contact her and learn about your legal options. You owe no attorney fees out of pocket. The attorney is only paid a percentage of the verdict or settlement if the case is successful.

What happened with the truck accidents in Georgia where the tires fell off?

Both situations involved severe harm coming to other drivers and vehicles. In one accident, a tire came through a windshield, causing one death and three injuries. In the second accident, a driver had to take evasive action when the tire came off, leading to a two-vehicle collision. Multiple people needed to go to the hospital.

Who is liable for damages in accidents like this?

Everyone responsible for maintaining the condition of the truck can be held responsible for harm that results from the truck breaking down. This could include:

  • The driver for failing to perform routine inspections
  • The company that employs the driver
  • The company that owns the truck
  • The company that is leasing the truck

Since the tractor and trailer could be owned and leased by separate parties, many agencies could end up sharing liability. It depends on who is responsible for making sure all the components are in working order.

If you’re involved in a truck accident, what should you do?

More so than other types of injury cases, victims of truck accidents need to consult with an attorney immediately. The truck’s insurance company will have someone on the scene immediately doing an investigation. They’ll clean up and “losing” whatever can be lost, without it being obvious. In some cases, the victim’s attorney can prove that the trucking company has intentionally hidden or destroyed evidence, increasing the value of the case. The victim needs a lawyer on their side immediately. This can be difficult, as victims of truck accidents are dealing with a lot of overwhelming stress and emotion. This is why an attorney can take the lead on investigating and handling the legal and financial matters. The victims and family can tend to healing and recovery.

What type of lawyer should you contact?

You need to find someone who is experienced in trucking accidents. They know how to proceed in the aftermath. They know what needs to be done immediately to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. It makes a big difference to have someone who knows what they’re doing in cases like this.

Why does trial experience matter?

It’s entirely likely that the insurance company will be unreasonable, act in bad faith, and refuse to pay the full amount owed to the victims. In these cases, you need someone with a track record of successfully taking the insurance companies to court and getting the full, deserved amount of compensation. In fact, insurance company knows which lawyers take cases to trial and which ones settle their claims. If they see that the attorney has a history of settling cases, they will offer less, knowing that they can get away with it. Consulting an experienced trial lawyer is the best way to give yourself the best shot of success. As far as cost goes, thanks to contingency fees, you can hire an experienced attorney with decades of successful cases or a totally new attorney with no experience for the same price. Contact attorney Kathy McArthur now by calling 888-511-3130. There is no charge to contact her and learn about your legal options. You owe no attorney fees out of pocket. The attorney is only paid a percentage of the verdict or settlement if the case is successful. Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.


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