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August 13, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Tractor-Trailer Collision with Injuries on I-285 Near I-85

Atlanta, GA (August 13, 2022) – Around 5:26 p.m. on the evening of Friday, August 12, a tractor-trailer with injuries took place in Atlanta. 

According to Atlanta Police, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes of I-285 around the area of I-85. A tractor-trailer was traveling on the highway when it slammed into the back of a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are not fully known. The involved vehicles sustained severe damage as a result of the accident.

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more parties inside the passenger vehicle were hurt as a result of the collision. The injured parties were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. Their conditions are not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the accident for an extended period of time, which led to delays. 

No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the accident remains ongoing. 

Our thoughts go out to the parties who have sustained injuries in this accident. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads in the state of Georgia. These vehicles can weigh up to as much as 80,000 pounds or more, which means that they are capable of causing extensive harm in the event of an accident. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in truck accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Being hurt in a truck accident can turn your life upside-down within seconds. These accidents are unlike many others that happen on our roads. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Nobody is ever fully prepared to face the aftermath of a truck crash on their own. If you have been hurt in one of these accidents, you should speak with a skilled Atlanta truck accident attorney that you can trust. Having help from a skilled attorney will allow you to navigate the legal system as quickly and efficiently as possible, especially knowing how complex truck accident claims can be. There are several parties who could be at fault for a truck accident, including the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking companies
  • Manufacturers of truck parts
  • Cargo loaders

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, you should speak with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you get back on your feet after a serious truck accident that was caused by another party. Sustaining injuries in a truck crash can be a difficult situation that you are not prepared for. You may be unable to live your life the way that you expected to before the accident, as well as engage in everyday activities that you enjoyed. Our attorneys are here to help you seek compensation that you deserve. Please contact a car accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.