Atlanta, GA (October 27, 2020) – Around 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, October 27, a serious tractor-trailer crash took place on a highway in Atlanta.
According to DeKalb County officials, the accident took place in the westbound lanes of I-285 around the area of Chamblee Dunwoody Road. Two trucks collided with each other for reasons that are not yet known, causing one of them to catch on fire. The trucks both had extensive front-end damage.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were present at the scene of the accident where they assisted those with injuries. The injured victims, who have not yet been identified, were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Due to the severity of the accident, all lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for a period of time.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Georgia
Truck accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads due to the fact that they involve some of the largest vehicles. Truck drivers are supposed to be incredibly safe so that these accidents can be prevented but this does not always happen. In 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 110,000 truck accidents led to injuries in the entire U.S. Georgia sees a large percentage of these accidents every year. Being harmed in a truck accident can impact your life in many ways but you have options moving forward.
Being injured in a truck accident in Georgia can affect your life in many ways on financial, emotional, and physical levels. As you work on your physical recovery from severe injuries, you may wonder what options you have for financial compensation. Truck drivers spend a long time on our roads, which puts them at risk for falling asleep at the wheel or becoming distracted. If you have been injured in one of these accidents and wonder where you can turn, you should seek the immediate help of a Georgia personal injury attorney who can help you every step of the way throughout the legal system.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, our skilled and resourceful accident attorneys are here to assist you if you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault. We believe that you should never have to worry about the bills that pile up against you after an accident who was acting in a reckless manner. We will help you understand the many laws that apply to your claim and help you move forward toward compensation that you deserve. If you have been harmed and wonder where you can turn, please contact a Georgia accident attorney at (888) 579-1790 to find out how we can assist you.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.