Woman Sustains Fatal Injuries in Tifton Tractor-Trailer Accident
According to www.walb.com, a Coral Springs, Florida woman suffered fatal injuries when her Jeep Compass collided with two tractor-trailers. The accident occurred on I-75 in Tifton, Georgia, just before 6:30 a.m. on a January morning, when it would have still been dark outside. Reports from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP) indicate that the woman’s Jeep Compass exploded into flames upon impact with the tractor-trailers.
Neither driver of the two tractor-trailers was injured, and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles involved in the accident. The GSP’s Specialized Collision and Reconstruction team is investigating the accident to determine a cause, which is not yet known.
Common Causes of Tifton Truck Accidents
Our Tifton truck accident attorney knows that truck accidents are often catastrophic, and at least one person typically suffers injuries or is killed. Numerous factors play a role in the cause or causes of truck accidents. The above accident happened in the dark of night, as the sun had not yet begun to rise, suggesting (but not proving) that the time of day may have been a contributing factor to what caused this accident.
Federal and state authorities highly regulate commercial vehicles. Because truck accidents have so many potential causes, they undergo a thorough investigation by law enforcement officials, and in some cases, also the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Law enforcement authorities and the NTSB evaluate a variety of factors to rule out specific causes. Examples of some of the most common causes of truck accidents include, among others, the following:
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Failing to leave enough space between the front of a truck and the rear of the vehicle ahead in the same lane
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Driving while drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel
- Poor maintenance that leads to brake failure, tire failure, or any other mechanical failure
- Weather conditions
- Lack of driver experience
- Distracted driving (such as texting or using social media apps while behind the wheel).
Many truck accidents have multiple causes, and it is not uncommon for more than one driver to be held liable for injuries sustained in an accident.
A Tifton Truck Accident Attorney Can Evaluate the Accident
A qualified Tifton truck accident attorney with experience handling accident cases involving tractor-trailers will evaluate the same factors as law enforcement agencies and the NTSB. In doing so, a Tifton truck accident lawyer can determine whether a person who sustains injuries in a truck accident has a viable legal claim against another party, such as the driver or drivers of other vehicles involved. The accident scene is the first place to start when determining (1) what caused a truck accident and (2) who, if anyone, is to blame for causing the accident.
Contact a Tifton Truck Accident Attorney at Hudson Injury Firm Today
If you have been involved in a truck accident and have suffered injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you are encouraged to speak with a Tifton truck accident attorney to determine whether you qualify to pursue a potential legal claim. At Hudson Injury Firm, our lawyers have achieved favorable outcomes for numerous clients and fight endlessly to protect their rights. To schedule your free consultation, contact the Hudson Injury Firm today by calling (229) 396-5845 or submitting your information through our website on our contact us page.