Serious T-bone crashes involving trucks commonly occur at intersections when the trucker runs a red light or stop sign. When a commercial vehicle broadsides a car, the damage is usually catastrophic. A large truck can crush a car or send it reeling violently out of control. Knowing this, truck drivers have a heightened duty to drive carefully and to approach intersections with caution. When truckers fail to abide by traffic safety laws, they may be held accountable for any accidents that ensue and victims have a right to seek legal counsel.
The Gumprecht Law Firm is a top Georgia personal injury law firm that handles complicated commercial vehicle wrecks, including devastating T-bone accidents involving trucks. Attorney Michael Gumprecht has earned numerous awards and honors for professional, effective representation, including a lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and being named a Top 40 Under 40 litigation lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers.
Drawing on a background in the technology sector, Attorney Gumprecht utilizes the latest technological tools for investigation, case tracking and evidence analysis in T-bone truck accident claims. For example, he takes immediate action to prevent destruction of crucial emails that might prove the trucking corporation’s negligent policies and actions. Attorney Gumprecht can also identify when electronic logbooks or data recorders have been tampered with and knows how to retrieve the information through forensic computer techniques.
Time is of the essence after a T-bone accident involving a commercial vehicle. Not only does the transportation company take immediate steps to protect itself from liability, law enforcement also tends to clear the wreckage to open the road up to traffic as soon as possible – both of which lead to the destruction of important evidence within 24 hours of the crash. Our firm understands that victims must act quickly, which is why we have a 24-hour policy that allows victims to speak with a Georgia truck accident lawyer when need be.
Injury and Fatality Statistics for T-Bone Truck Intersection Crashes
Intersections are particularly dangerous places and a breeding ground for T-bone accidents because multiple vehicles are traveling in different directions – often at high speeds. One driver’s mistake can lead to a deadly collision. Statistics show that 951 people died in 2014 in intersection accidents with large trucks, accounting for 27.8 percent of commercial vehicle-related traffic deaths that year. An additional 32,000 people were injured that year in collisions with trucks at intersections. This accident data includes statistics from four-way intersections, T-intersections, Y-intersections, traffic circles, roundabouts, five point intersections and L-intersections. The most dangerous were the four-way and T-shaped intersections, where the majority of T-bone truck accident injuries and fatalities occurred.
Causes of T-Bone Trucking Crashes
T-bone trucking crashes are almost always preventable if drivers pay attention and obey traffic codes. Primary causes of T-bone accidents include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone while driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving while tired
- Alcohol and drug impairment
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Failure to yield
- Rolling through a stop sign
- Trying to make the yellow light
- Making an unlawful left turn
- Equipment or mechanical problems with the truck
Our firm strives to prove the negligence of the trucker, as well as the truck company if the crash was caused by a lack of vehicle safety, so as to hold both parties accountable for your injuries or your loved one’s death.
Get the Help You Need From a Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer Now
The Gumprecht Law Firm handles claims pertaining to complicated, high-stakes T-bone truck accidents in Georgia. We are available to help you immediately. Call us 24/7 at 678-800-1050 for a free consultation. Because we represent you on contingency, you do not pay us any lawyers’ fees until we recover.