A Macon man is lucky to be alive after a horrific accident involving two semi-trucks and two passenger vehicles. The crash occurred when a Hapag-Lloyd Co. truck slowed down due to mechanical problems. Behind it, a tractor-trailer hauling cars moved to the right into an exit-only lane to avoid running into the semi-truck ahead. When it did, it hit a black Nissan and a white Toyota Prius crashed into the semi in front.
Firefighters arrived at a scene of carnage. The man in the Prius was trapped and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital and was listed in stable condition at the time of this writing.
What Do I Do After a Truck Accident in Georgia?
Due to their size, semi-trucks often leave a wake of destruction when something goes wrong.
If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck:
- Seek immediate medical attention. Some injuries may not become apparent right away, either due to adrenaline, shock or delayed onset of symptoms. It is important to have medical records of your injuries to use when seeking damages.
- Call 911. Law enforcement should be called as soon as possible so they can document the crash scene before it is compromised.
- Do not speak to the truck driver except to exchange important information. Get his or her name, address, phone number, driver’s license number and state it was issued in, license plate, make and model of the semi-truck and insurance. If you are unable to do this due to injury, have a witness or the police do so.
- Do not speak to the truck driver’s insurance company when they attempt to contact you. The insurance company will be waiting for anything you say that they can use to diminish your claim. Don’t apologize – ask the insurance company to speak to your attorney.
If you have been injured in a truck accident, our law firm will fight for you to receive the maximum amount of damages you are entitled to.