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Who is responsible for a truck accident?

Truck accidents can result in catastrophic damages for victims and their families which is why they need to be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them. They may wonder what legal options are available to them and who may be liable to compensate them.

Truck accidents are serious because, among other reasons, trucks can be 25 times heavier than other passenger vehicles they share the roadways with. During 2006, large truck accidents accounted for nearly five thousand fatalities and 106,000 truck accident injuries. Truck accidents can cause extensive damages to victims including medical expenses, lost wages and emotional damages. The impact of an unexpected truck accident on victims and their families could be extensive.

Factors that influence the amount of crashes on the holidays

December is one of the most chaotic months on the roads. Several states experience cooler weather, darker days and some of the most traffic-heavy highways they have seen throughout the whole year. With all of these elements, it is easy to see why the end of the year contains such a high amount of fatalities and injuries on the roads.

However, there are several other variables that come into play for holiday drivers. While there are still bound to be hundreds of crashes on the roads in Georgia around Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, whether or not it will top the previous years will depend on a number of factors. It is important to be aware of these circumstances so families can take the proper precautions before preparing their trips this year.

Help for victims of distracted driving

This blog recently discussed that distracted driving claims lives and is a danger on our roadways. Distracted driving can result in serious harm to victims and their families which is why personal injury protections are available to protect victims from this known danger.

Unfortunately, distracted driving-related car accidents can lead to severe injuries and fatalities which can unexpectedly change the lives of victims and their families in an instant. Injuries that can result from a distracted driving accident can include serious brain and spine injuries, including traumatic brain injuries; soft tissue injuries which can worsen over time; and paralysis injuries in addition to broken bones and other types of harm that may be suffered in a distracted driving-related car accident.

Distracted drivers taking innocent lives

The worst motor vehicle accidents are those that claim young lives. A series of car wrecks at school bus stops in the past few days has caught the nation’s attention and focused it on the dangers of distracted driving. Five early-morning car crashes – including one not far from Valdosta – have claimed five young lives and left six other children hospitalized.

Law enforcement officials blame distracted driving in the wrecks – “a huge problem,” one official said. The crashes were in Tallahassee, Florida, Mississippi, Indiana and Pennsylvania.

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