Road Debris On Georgia Highways Can Kill

Georgia injury lawyers have seen many serious automobile accidents, tractor-trailer accidents and motorcycle accidents caused by foreign objects and road debris on Georgia highways. Not a week goes by that we do not see a significant amount of road debris laying in the middle of Atlanta highways. Just last week a 19 year old girl was killed in Tifton, Georgia when she collided with a tractor-trailer. Both vehicles were heading south on Interstate 75 when the girl swerved to avoid a piece of rubber in the roadway. After running off the roadway, she apparently over-corrected, came back onto the roadway and struck the tractor-trailer rig.
In October of 2008, a woman, trying to avoid road debris, died instantly in a single car crash. The accident happened at about 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lane of Interstate 285 in north Atlanta, Georgia. The victim tried to avoid a truck bed-liner in the highway when she hit a median wall.
In July of 2010, a Canadian woman died when a brake drum broke free from a large commercial truck was struck by the wheel of a tractor trailer and thrown into the air and through the woman’s windshield, striking her in the head.
On June 30, 2010, a Florida woman was killed after a portion of a portable toilet crashed through her car’s windshield. The two portable toilets fail from the trailer of a pickup truck. When they hit the ground and broke apart, a portion of one of them crashed through the woman’s windshield striking her. As a result, the woman veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
There are ever increasing numbers of these accidents which are claiming the lives of many motorists. Failure to secure a load being transported by car, tractor-trailer or any other vehicle is negligence for which you may be liable in damages. Trying to identify the person or corporation responsible for foreign objects being in the roadway is not always very easy.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a foreign object or debris in the roadway, call the Georgia injury lawyers at Finch McCranie, LLP to learn about your rights.

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