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Trucking Accident Happened in Fernandina Beach, FL

(Source: First Coast News)

In personal injury law, trucking accidents are vehicle crashes that involve a tractor-trailer truck, 18-wheeler, or any other large commercial vehicle. 

An October 2018 First Coast News reports that “A 66-year-old man has died after a log truck and vehicle collided in Nassau County Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

 

What Causes Most Georgia Trucking Accidents?

Commercial trucking crashes happen for many different reasons. Studies show us that the truck driver is usually at fault. There are a few explanations for that.

First, truck drivers are susceptible to the same kind of negligence that plague so many other motorists, things like:

  • Speeding
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to check blind spots before merging or making turns
  • Texting while driving (or other smartphone use behind the wheel)
  • Distracted driving
  • Road rage
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Failure to adjust driving behavior to weather or traffic conditions
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Violating traffic laws

 

Victims of Trucking Accidents: What Are Some Legal Options?

If you or your relative has suffered injury or death in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to a large amount of financial compensation (depending on the circumstances of the crash and the nature of the injuries). Many victims are surprised to discover that the law entitles them to much more money than they expected.

 

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an aggressive Georgia personal injury law firm serving the metro communities of Atlanta and Augusta, with additional services available throughout The Peach State.

Our experienced Georgia trucking accident attorneys are prepared to fight for the compensation that you deserve. We’ve represented many victims and families just like you. We’ve fought corporate giants in those cases – including some of the biggest corporations and insurance companies in the world – and we’ve frequently been successful in producing a financially advantageous outcome for the people whom we represent. Our Augusta truck accident attorneys and Jonesboro truck accident lawyers are there for you – we serve all of Georgia. Let us fight for you.

 

Can Georgia Victims of Car Crash Find Justice?

Car crashes in Georgia are a regular and tragic occurrence. Wrecks can happen anywhere, and at any time, often with a very little warning to the victim. They happen at high speeds and low speeds, on congested city streets and in parking lots, on public property and private property. In most accidents, though, the root cause is careless driving.

A November 2018 Daily American reports “A Fayette County man was killed in a rollover accident Friday night in Larimer Township.” Police said, “Bryar Jacob Angelo, 25, of Normalville, was found dead following a one-vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Cumberland Highway.”

The law holds negligent drivers and their insurance companies financially liable for the damages that they cause. Yet, all too often, the accidents happen, and the insurance companies in this state are all too happy to take those drivers’ money, promise to insure them, and refuse to pay when the time comes. In fact, it is now common practice in this country for insurance companies to default to a “deny and defend” policy, which means that they automatically shortchange or altogether deny injury claims, often without even conducting a real review.

 

What Are Some Legal Options for the Victims of Auto Accidents?

Insurance companies figure that the victims will have to sue them to make them pay, and they are betting on the fact that many victims won’t hire a lawyer. They are right about that – a lot of accident victims mistakenly assume that they can’t afford a car accident and injury lawyer, or that they don’t have much of a case. Please do not make that mistake. You can afford a lawyer. In our office, everyone can. How do we know? We do not charge attorney’s fees for our services unless and until we recover compensation for our clients. You don’t pay us unless you get paid, too.

We find that clients are often surprised to learn that they are legally entitled to more money (sometimes much more) than they realized.

We have helped numerous crash victims recover substantial monetary settlements or verdicts after Georgia car accidents. We’ve also helped many grieving families recover money in a wrongful death action after the tragic loss of a relative. We want to help you, too. If we think we can, we’ll ask you to trust your case in our capable, caring hands – and then we will immediately go to work, with the unflinching goal of getting you as much money as possible.

We’ll listen to your story, look at the facts of the case, and help you decide whether legal action might be worth pursuing. Contact TMAPC.

DUI Suspect Causing Several Accidents

(Source: CBS)

There is never, ever an excuse for drunk driving. So many innocent people lose their lives because others make an irresponsible choice. These deaths are entirely preventable, and that makes it all the harder to accept. Even for drunk driving victims who manage to survive their accidents, the repercussions can be serious and may last for a long time. When drunk drivers get behind the wheel, they recklessly take strangers’ lives into their own hands, and they ought to be held accountable for doing so.

An October 2018 CBS reports that a “ woman was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of felony DUI after she was involved in two accidents”.

 

Georgia DUI Accidents & Injuries: Statistics

When you start crunching the numbers, you can quickly come to a chilling realization about the frequency and severity of impaired driving in The Peach State. It happens in big cities and small towns, on back roads and major highways alike. Consider the following:

  • 297 people lost their lives in Georgia drunk driving accidents during 2013 (the most recent year on record).
  • 839 people lost their lives in Georgia motorcycle accidents involving alcohol impairment during 2011 (the most recent year on record).
  • DUI/ DWI accounts for 28 to 30 percent of all traffic fatalities in Georgia.
  • In Georgia, drunk driving victims are most likely to be male and between the ages of 21 and 34, through men and women of all ages are affected.
  • In a poll, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that two percent of Georgia drivers were willing to admit that they had driven while drunk during the last 30 days. Experts believe the numbers are much higher than that, due to drivers being reluctant to confess.
  • Drunk driving deaths are estimated to cost Georgia more than $1 billion a year.

 

As the Georgia drunk driving accident lawyers, T. Madden & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to getting justice for the victims of DUI accidents and injuries, as well as for their families.

Too often, we have seen entirely innocent people suffer needlessly while insurance companies add insult to injury by handling compensation claims unfairly and dishonestly.

We are here to lend a shoulder of support and experienced hand for guidance. We want to be your voice – a voice with which you can speak up and confidently demand true justice. We want to maximize your compensation and deliver you as much as money as possible.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, Columbia, Jonesboro, or anywhere else in Georgia, our attorney team can help. You and your family may be entitled to much more than you realize. Please give our office a call right away.

 

4 Killed, 2 Injured By a Trucking Accident

(Source: IOL)

A November 2018 IOL reports that “Four people died and two others were seriously injured when a car and a truck collide”.

In personal injury law, trucking accidents are vehicle crashes that involve a tractor-trailer truck, 18-wheeler, or any other large commercial vehicle.

We tend to talk about these accidents a little differently than other vehicle accidents because they are more complicated, and they present a number of unique issues relating to both causation and liability.

Moreover, the defendants in these cases are typically powerful, wealthy corporations that operate whole fleets of enormous trucks. Those companies are represented by dozens of lawyers, as well as insurance companies that have their own legal armies.

As you can imagine, then, victims have an uphill climb toward justice. The corporate interests on the other side do everything they can to shield themselves from financial liability, even when the truck driver is clearly at-fault and the victims are clearly devastated.

Indeed, the devastation is common in these cases. Commercial trucks are enormous, and they tend to travel at very high speeds. Even the sturdiest car, pickup truck, or SUV is no match for the sheer size and force of a speeding 18-wheeler.

Victims are often left to pick up the pieces for themselves, unsure of where to turn for justice. Too often, the surviving victims are family members whose loved ones were killed in a horrible commercial trucking accident.

 

If you or your relative has suffered injury or death in a Georgia trucking accident, you may be entitled to a large amount of financial compensation (depending on the circumstances of the crash and the nature of the injuries). Many victims are surprised to discover that the law entitles them to much more money than they expected.

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an aggressive Georgia personal injury law firm serving the metro communities of Atlanta and Augusta, with additional services available throughout The Peach State.