What Every Georgia Driver Deserves to Know About Truck AccidentsHave you ever driven near a truck and felt yourself grip the steering wheel a little too tightly? Worse yet, have you been hurt, or have you mourned the death of a loved one, because of Georgia truck accident?
Unfortunately, we know that you are not alone. While each client who comes to a Marietta truck accident attorney has unique injuries and problems, the problems created by truck accidents are common in the state of Georgia and throughout the United States.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Releases New Truck Accident Data
In December 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released new Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts for 2009. According to the data collected by local police departments throughout the country and reported by the FMCSA:
- There were approximately 286,000 large truck accidents in the United States during 2009.
- Approximately 74,000 people were injured in 51,000 large truck crashes.
- 3,380 people died in 2,987 different large truck wrecks.
Drivers fear trucks for good reason. If you have been injured in a tractor trailer crash or if you have lost a loved one in a Georgia truck accident, then you may have the right to recover for your injuries or loss.
The problem is that the insurance company does not want you to get the recovery that you deserve because it costs them money to pay you. We've written a free report called Typical Insurance Company Tactics to explain how the insurance companies work to prevent your fair recovery.
We also encourage you to contact an experienced Marietta truck accident lawyer who is not afraid to fight the insurance company and who will work hard to get you the just recovery that you deserve. Call today for a free consultation. We can be reached at 770.518.1133. We look forward to helping you during this difficult time.
*Source: Commercial Motor Vehicle Facts, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, December 2010