Q: How Common is it to Die in a Georgia Large Truck Crash?
A:Large truck accidents are dangerous - particularly for the occupant of the smaller vehicle. In 2006, one in six Georgia motor vehicle fatalities involved a large truck. During that year 270 people lost their lives, and more than 86% of them were in smaller vehicles involved in truck collisions.
As a Marietta truck accident lawyer, I am not sharing these statistics to scare you, but rather to make you aware of the risk. While a driver can't control the way in which truck drivers operate their vehicles and eliminate all the risks, a driver can take steps to avoid traveling near a truck when possible and can be extra vigilant when he or she notices a truck driving erratically.
Unfortunately, a truck driver may still cause an accident that takes the life of your loved one, even if your loved one was driving safely. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one after a Georgia truck accident, please contact a Marietta truck accident attorney at 1.770.518.1133.