How Big a Problem Are Georgia Truck Accidents?Understanding Georgia truck accident statistics isn’t just an academic exercise. Statistics are compiled to educate state officials, truck drivers, and other motorists of the potential dangers created by Georgia truck accidents. The hope is that we can learn from the tragedies of truck accidents that have already occurred and avoid future crashes.
What We Know About Georgia Truck Accident Dangers
The most recent year for which Georgia truck accident statistics have been released is 2006. During 2008, the Georgia Department of Transportation reported information about Georgia tractor trailer accidents during the first half of the past decade. Specifically, the Georgia Department of Transportation* reports the following:
- 20,000 – 24,000 large truck crashes on Georgia roads each year between the years of 2000 – 2006
- 4,000 - 6,000 injuries every year due to Georgia large truck wrecks
- 200 – 300 fatalities each year due to Georgia large truck crashes
More than half of these accidents were caused by tractor trailers. Single unit trucks accounted for about one third of the crashes; the remaining crashes were caused by other types of vehicles including logging trucks, tractor/twin trailers, and truck tractors.
What Happens When We Don’t Learn From Past Accidents
The numbers above are large and make it difficult to think about the individuals and families effected by each accident. However, it is important to remember that individual injury victims suffer, and the survivors of those who were killed grieve after each accident.
The Atlanta and Alpharetta truck accident lawyers of The Dover Law Firm don’t want you to have to suffer a similar tragedy. While there is little that we can do to take away your physical pain after an Atlanta tractor trailer crash, we may be able to help you with your financial recovery.
Please contact an Atlanta truck accident lawyer at 770.518.1133 or via our online contact form for more information. We also invite you to read our free e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim for more information about your rights.
*Source: Georgia Department of Transportation, Crash Analysis, Statistics and Information Handbook, January 2008