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8 Things You Should Know About Trucking Accidents in Atlanta and Across the Country


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10/25/2011
Dover Law Firm
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There are more cars on the road then trucks. Yet, our Atlanta car accident lawyers spend a lot of time representing clients in Atlanta trucking accidents. Why?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
  1. Large trucks have a higher fatal crash rate per mile driven than passenger vehicles.
  2. Large truck crash fatalities affect more passenger vehicle occupants than truck occupants.
  3. In 2009, 3,163 people died in fatal truck wrecks.
  4. In 2009, 70 percent of truck accident fatalities were occupants of passenger vehicles and another 14 percent were bicyclists, pedestrians or motorcyclists.
  5. In 2009, 72 percent of large truck accident fatalities involved tractor trailers.
  6. Trucks weigh 20 - 30 times what a typical passenger vehicle weighs and can take 20 - 40 percent longer to stop when fully loaded.
  7. In 2008, large trucks accounted for 4 percent of registered vehicles in this country and 11 percent of motor vehicle crash deaths.
  8. Large truck occupants seem more likely to die in crashes when the accident involves another large truck.

Whether you have been injured in an Atlanta truck wreck or you have lost a loved one in a Georgia tractor trailer accident, our experienced Atlanta truck accident attorneys want you to know that you may have the right to recover damages.

Please call an experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer today at 1.770.518.1133 for a free consultation and please read our FREE book: 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim to learn more about your rights and potential recovery.

*Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Fatality Facts 2009, Large Trucks



Category: Auto/Truck Wreck


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