Interstate traffic can at times be difficult to maneuver. Vehicles and drivers can also have a hard time merging back into the flow of traffic if they have had to stop for some reason. If a truck driver does not ensure that a lane is clear before attempting to get back on the roadway, a semi truck accident could occur. In turn, if serious injuries or a fatality results from such an accident, a legal situation could also arise.
Suffering serious injuries is a negative situation for anyone to have to face. Medical bills can accumulate, pain will likely be experienced and a person's life can be substantially affected. If the person has been injured due to the actions of a drunk driver, there may be additional reasons to file a personal injury claim against the driver considered responsible.
There are numerous reasons why an accident with a big rig may occur. In many cases, the driver is distracted or has fallen asleep due to the long hours that he or she was trying to get in. In other cases, it may be due to safety issues. Sometimes, the truck driver is simply not paying close enough attention and performs a traffic violation that results in serious injuries.
Holiday celebrations often include parties with good food, friends and adult beverages. Unfortunately, all too often people attempt to drive home after having consumed alcoholic beverages -- an act that places them, as well as fellow travelers, in danger. In response to the annual problem, Georgia police announced that they will be increasing their efforts to prevent drunk driving accidents.
Charges have recently been filed against a man in connection with an auto accident that occurred last February in Georgia. Along with a felony vehicular homicide charge, the driver has also been charged with the misdemeanors of driving too fast for conditions and driving under the influence. One reason cited for a lapse in time before the drunk driver accusations and related charges were filed was budgetary constraints.
A 26-year-old Georgia woman is hospitalized after the car she was in was hit by another vehicle traveling the wrong way on the highway. The driver of that car has since been charged with several offenses, including suspected drunk driving. The collision left the victim suffering serious injuries after being extricated from the wreckage.
Springtime in Georgia brings out the beauty of nature, the appeal of long walks and upcoming graduation ceremonies for teens. However, recently, the combination of the above--along with a possible poor decision-- appears to have led to the serious injuries suffered by one man after he was struck by a man suspected of being a drunk driver. The authorities say that the teenager who hit him was under the influence of alcohol.
One of the critical aspects of truck accidents is that the driver may not always be the sole party to blame for the wreck. In some cases, the trucking company responsible for that driver can held liable for the crash.