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May 17, 2022

Smyrna, GA – Truck Accident Leads to Injuries in NB Lanes of I-285

Smyrna, GA (May 17, 2022) – Injuries were reported in a truck accident that took place on a major highway in Smyrna on Monday afternoon, May 16. 

According to Smyrna officials, the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-285 around the area of exit 16, South Atlanta Road at 12:25 p.m. A tractor-trailer was traveling in the area when it became involved in an accident with at least one or more passenger vehicles. The involved vehicles were badly damaged as a result. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. One or more victims sustained injuries as a result of the accident. The parties were rushed to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not yet known. 

Due to the severity of the accident, all lanes of traffic were blocked in the area for some time. Police quickly worked to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it is available. 

Our thoughts are with the parties injured in this accident. 

Truck Accidents in Georgia

Because tractor-trailers are some of the largest vehicles on our roads, they are most capable of leading to devastating consequences in the event of a truck accident. Truck drivers work long hours on the job and trucking companies are versed with the job of choosing the best workers for the trucking industry. Unfortunately, mistakes will sometimes be made along the way. This means that truck accidents continue to occur every year due to the reckless acts of others. In one recent year’s time in the U.S., over 110,000 people were seriously injured in Georgia car accidents due to carelessness of others. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind. 

Truck accidents sometimes happen without warnings, especially on our major highways where they are most prevalent. These accidents are capable of causing catastrophic harm, as trucks are tens of thousands pounds more than other vehicles on our roadways. There are many parties who could be held accountable for your truck accident. These include some of the following: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Truck companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Cargo loading companies

If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with a skilled Smyrna truck accident lawyer that you can trust. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after a truck accident that is not your fault. We understand how devastating a truck accident can be and the time it must take to get back on your feet after an accident. Trucking companies hire big-name insurance companies to protect their interests, which could mean that you could be denied a claim entirely or offered much less than you deserve. Luckily, our attorneys are here to guide you through this process so that you will receive the compensation you deserve. Please do not hesitate to contact a truck accident attorney in Smyrna at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist 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.