With any type of vehicle that is built to carry heavy loads, frequent maintenance and strict adherence to safety rules could prove vital. Should improper load weight or lack of maintenance lead to any type of malfunction, the fallout could prove catastrophic. One person suffered severe injuries during a recent truck accident after a dump truck blew a tire and drifted into the wrong lane of traffic in Georgia.
Reports indicate that authorities were called to the scene of the incident on a recent Friday. According to authorities, the crash began when a tire blew out on a dump truck that was carrying a full load of asphalt. The driver of the truck reportedly lost control and veered into oncoming lanes before crashing into a nearby car.
Authorities have advised that the impact of the crash forced the car off the road and down a nearby embankment. Reports indicate that the driver of the car was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. While it might not always be possible to prevent a tire from blowing out, should a truck carry an excessive load or should companies fail to carry out frequent maintenance on such vehicles, such safety issue may be ever present concerns.
Individuals who suffer severe or permanent injuries in a truck accident may face a variety of challenges in life, physical and financial alike. Following such a crash, those in search of advice on their available options for legal recourse could benefit from speaking with an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take. An attorney can evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident thoroughly and assist a client in Georgia in seeking the full amount of restitution entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.