The number of people who died in large truck collisions increased by 30% between 2009 and 2017.

-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney

Tough Representation for Tough Accident Cases in Georgia

Trucks pose an inevitable hazard on public roads due to their large size and weight. A semi-truck or big rig can easily weigh 80,000 pounds, translating to 30 times the size of average vehicles. While trucks are involved in fewer accidents per 100 million road miles than conventional vehicles, the accidents they do cause are more likely to be fatal accidents.

Wheale Law is a law firm based inGeorgia.  Patrick J. Wheale believes in representing clients with excellence and fighting for them with the resources at his disposal

What Causes Most Truck Accidents?

Crashes with large trucks are often caused by factors such as:

  • Dangerous driving for road/weather conditions

  • Veering off the edge of the road

  • Drifting lanes

  • Tire blowouts

  • Moving cargo/cargo coming loose and falling off

  • Driver exhaustion/falling asleep behind the wheel

How Often Do Truck Accidents Occur?

Statistics from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) reveal that:

  • Trucks move 11 billion tons of freight every year

  • Trucks haul over $8.3 trillion in goods

  • Approximately 500,000 truck accidents happen every year

In 2010, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, over 3,400 people were killed in accidents with large trucks, and 72% of those victims were the occupants of vehicles other than the trucks involved in the crash. This means that truck accidents disproportionately endanger other drivers

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