Driver Error Caused Deadly Tanker Crash
Sharon Hall, a 54-year-old woman, succumbed to her injuries in Northeast Georgia Medical Center after the car she was riding and crashed into a tanker truck on March 6, 2023, Monday. According to the authorities, the crash occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. on GA-400 South between exits 14 and 13. Authorities also stated that the crash resulted from driver error.
The crash occurred when the driver failed to maintain the Hyundai Elantra in its lane, causing it to roll over and crash into a HINO tanker truck. The truck, which was carrying carbon dioxide containers and compressed carbon dioxide, also rolled over. Two other people, the truck driver and the car driver were also injured. Fortunately, there was no leak, and a hazmat crew cleaned up the scene promptly.
Rollover Crashes Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries and Deaths
In a recent year, 416 people were killed in rollover crashes in Georgia, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). Because people get jostled around inside the car in rollover crashes, they can suffer a broad range of serious injuries, which usually include:
- Internal organ damage
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Eye and facial injuries
- Head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, such as herniated discs and paralysis
If you suffered any of these injuries in a rollover accident, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries and other damages you suffered due to the crash.
Why Rollover Crashes Happen
Depending on the angle of the impact and the speed at which the vehicles involved in the accident were moving, one or more vehicles may roll over. The most common factors associated with rollover accidents include the following:
- The faster the vehicle is moving, the higher the chances of the vehicle rolling over.
- Rollovers typically happen when drivers over-correct.
- Top-heavy and bigger vehicles have an increased risk of rolling over.
- Some poorly manufactured or designed vehicles have an increased risk of getting into a rollover crash.
- Slick, icy, or wet roadways increase the chances of a rollover crash occurring.
- Worn treads, old tires, underinflated tires, or overinflated tires also raise the risk of a vehicle rolling over.
Get In Touch With an Experienced Forsyth County Car Accident Attorney Now
The Forsyth County car accident attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland handle all kinds of vehicle accidents, including rollover crashes. When you work with us, all you need to do is focus on recovering from your injuries while our attorneys handle the rest. Our Forsyth County car accident attorney will:
- Retrieve evidence via a thorough investigation of the rollover crash to support your claim.
- Handle all the paperwork and meet all filing deadlines.
- Prove fault and liability for the crash and your losses.
- Manage all communications and discussions with the at-fault party’s insurance provider and their legal team to ensure that you don’t get bullied into accepting a low settlement offer.
- Calculate and prove all the damages you are entitled to receive.
- Negotiate a fair settlement amount.
- Fight for your rights in a trial if necessary.
To get started with your claim and arrange a free consultation with our Forsyth County car accident attorney, dial 770-887-1209 or reach us online.