Coweta County, Georgia (June 7, 2023) - A tractor-trailer carrying beer overturned, causing major traffic delays in Coweta County.
According to officials, all northbound lanes of Interstate 85 past State Route 27 were closed while crews dealt with the overturned truck.
When the semi-truck was involved in the accident, it was carrying over 20,000 pounds of beer.
At the time, it is unclear what caused the tractor-trailer to overturn. The driver's condition had not been updated by officials.
The accident brought the interstate to a complete traffic halt. Since then, the interstate has reopened.
Commercial vehicles transport goods or passengers for the benefit of a business or an individual. In other words, they are meant for business rather than personal vehicles. The liability of a commercial vehicle in an accident can affect how an accident victim seeks compensation.
When a commercial vehicle is involved in an accident, it is not always clear who is to blame.
When two personal vehicles collide, one or both drivers are usually to blame. The driver(s) at fault would then be held liable for the damages. Most of the time, this means that their car insurance company will cover the costs.
When a truck accident occurs, however, liability may fall on the driver, the company that employs the driver, or a third party, such as a manufacturer or mechanic.
If you were injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. However, the details are crucial. It must be determined who caused the accident, who hired the driver, and what type of insurance they have.
These details are not always easy to obtain on your own, which is why you should always contact a skilled Truck Accident Lawyer as soon as possible to assist with your case.
We have a team of Personal Injury Lawyers at The Mabra Firm who specializes in representing victims of commercial trucking accidents.
Call The Mabra Firm at 404-344-5255 today, and an experienced truck accident lawyer will handle your case and ensure you receive the financial compensation you deserve for your losses.
Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.