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A FedEx truck driver was driving his 18-wheeler and two additional trailers when he swerved off the road after losing control of his vehicle. A local news report indicated that the driver was driving on I-75 in Monroe County when he lost control of his truck and crashed into the median.

fragile-parcel-1279274-mThe truck driver was not injured, but a passenger in the truck sustained injuries and was subsequently hospitalized. The accident caused a significant number of packages, most likely holiday gifts, to be thrown onto the highway. Many of the items included electronic devices and food items. Unfortunately, many of them were damaged in the accident. Police have reported that following the accident the debris on the road led to a series of other minor crashes. Fortunately, the accident did not result in any fatalities, and as of now no serious injuries have been reported.

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Last month, a fatal accident occurred in Coffee County, Georgia, claiming several lives. According to a local Georgia news report, the accident happened around 8:30 on Friday, November 30 near Georgia Highways 268 and 206. Apparently, the driver, his wife, and his sister in-law were involved in the accident and were killed when they failed to yield at an intersection, when a truck was approaching. The truck driver tried to avoid the accident but was not able to do so. As a result, the truck driver slammed into the car on the right side.

truck-1094241-mUnfortunately, the three members of the family were taken to the hospital. They were pronounced dead later that evening. The truck driver did not sustain any serious injuries as a result of the accident. Current reports indicate that no charges will be filed.

Fault Determination in Georgia

To bring a negligence suit in Georgia, a criminal charge is not necessary. In the above case, it does not seem that any criminal charges will be pressed against the truck driver, even though he hit the victim’s car, which resulted in the victim’s injuries. In this case, it may be difficult to establish a criminal charge because of the circumstances surrounding the accident. However, a criminal charge of negligence is not dispositive in a civil proceeding.

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In a tragic accident in Cordele last week, US track star Torrin Lawrence died when he was struck by a semi-truck after his car got a flat tire. According to a report by Yahoo! News, the accident occurred early on a Monday morning on Interstate 75.

road-1289757-mLawrence was on his way from Athens, Georgia to Jacksonville, Florida when the accident occurred. Evidently, his car got a flat tire and came to a complete stop in the center lane of the three-lane highway. As he exited the vehicle and moved to the side of the road to call 911, a passing semi-truck collided with his stationary vehicle. Lawrence’s own car then crashed into him, fatally injuring the 25-year-old track star.

Semi-Truck Accidents in Georgia

This is just one of the more recent fatal semi-truck accidents that have occurred in Georgia over the past year. In fact, it seems that each year there are more and more fatal crashes involving giant trucks. Whether they are big-rigs, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, or other models, the result is all too often the same. A truck driver takes his or her attention off the road for a moment, and lives are lost.

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truck-1439593-mEarlier this month in Catoosa County, a man was killed on the side of the highway when he was hit by a passing semi-truck. According to a report by WRCB TV, the man was heading northbound on Interstate 75 when he experienced mechanical problems with his Volkswagen Jetta around 4:30 in the morning. The man pulled off to the side of the highway and got out of his car. For some reason, he was standing in the rightmost lane of traffic.

Shortly after the man pulled off the road, a semi-truck came across the man and didn’t see him standing in the lane of traffic. The truck, which was traveling at about 55 miles per hour, hit the man directly, killing him instantly.

The police responding to the crash explained that the man was wearing all black, and that this likely contributed to the fatal accident. The police decided not to issue a citation to the semi-truck driver, explaining that it would have been difficult for him to have been able to see the man on the side of the road.

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 Absurd Settlement Offers Cheat The Injured

Published on by: Norman Miller

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When you have been injured to the point that you need to file an injury claim for financial compensation you need to be treated with honesty and respect. Most people filing an injury claim are not trying to get rich, they simply need to be compensated for their medical expenses, lost wages and other financial losses. To the injured party it seems logical and fair but to an insurance company it means lost profits; no more, no less. In the process of settling an injury claim the injured party is too often the victim of a second injury – an absurd settlement offer.

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Vehicle Accident Injuries Often Cause Medical Bills . . . and Sometimes Bankruptcy

Published on by: Norman Miller

Car wrecks and trucking accidents often cause physical injuries that require medical attention and rehabilitation therapies. Medical and rehab services cost a lot of money. Sometimes the bills for these services can become insurmountable and drive an injured person into bankruptcy. A few smart moves can prevent this from happening to you.

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Car Wrecks, Injury Lawsuits & Medical Care

Published on by: Norman Miller

You’re stopped at a red light, minding your own business, when someone hits you from behind. You are momentarily startled and then your adrenaline starts pumping. You appear to be alright, so you get out of your car, exchange information with the other driver, and wait for the police to arrive. And then you go home. For two reasons this is almost certainly a big mistake.

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