Scott Monge Examines 2 Freak Accidents That Left Workers with Critical Injuries
Most people don’t realize how much our economy relies on the trucking industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry delivers $4,422 worth of goods every second of the day. Trucking already commands 83.7 percent of the transportation industry, and experts believe it will still grow more than 20 percent in the next decade. Trucking makes it possible to operate large warehouse stores, but it comes at a cost.
Trucks are heavy—some reach 20,000 pounds—and some drivers have financial incentive to work without enough rest. This results in a high rate of accidents that claim the lives of innocent drivers. The weight difference between trucks and passenger cars means those victims who do survive often suffer very serious injuries that affect their quality of life.
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, a personal-injury lawyer from Monge & Associates in Atlanta can help you seek the justice you deserve. Filing a personal-injury lawsuit or a workers' compensation claim after a truck accident means fighting against a large trucking company. Scott Monge and the attorneys at Monge & Associates aren’t afraid to stand up to big companies to secure settlements for their clients. If you are ready to schedule a consultation with Scott Monge, please call us at (800) 860-8021.
1. Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Two
Police believe that a tractor-trailer driver may have been distracted before he struck a car that was stopped and waiting to turn on the highway. Investigators report that the truck driver noticed the car stopped and attempted to swerve but rear-ended it anyway. After the initial collision, an oncoming vehicle also struck the car.
MLive News reports that the two women in the car both died at the scene. The truck driver and the driver of the third vehicle both suffered serious injuries, as well. Police say they are still investigating and could press charges if they determine the truck driver was acting negligently.
2. Police Still Looking for Truck Driver After Fatal Accident
Everything about tractor-trailers is oversized. Two tires weigh approximately 400 pounds. According to TribLive News, two tires from a trailer came free and bounced into oncoming traffic.
The giant tires collided into Scott Rice’s car, and he died at the scene. Police say they aren’t sure whether the tires fell off of the axles of a truck or the truck was hauling tires. In any case, the driver didn’t remain at the scene. Rice’s passenger suffered severe arm and head injuries in the incident and remains hospitalized in an unknown condition. Police say the driver may not have realized the tires came loose.
If you are looking for an experienced lawyer in Atlanta, call us. At Monge & Associates, we are a team of experienced, aggressive attorneys who are passionate about representing truck-accident victims. If you are ready to arrange a consultation with an attorney from Monge & Associates, please call us at (800) 860-8021.