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Road Debris Is More Than Unsightly -- It Can Injure Or Kill!

This article demonstrates the increasing danger of road debris causing vehicle crashes. Our firm handled a case involving a dump truck that failed to properly secure a tarp on a middle Georgia interstate. The tarp fell off the truck and into the road in front of our client's vehicle causing her to impact the tarp and lose control of her vehicle. Our client's vehicle then struck the guard rail and ricocheted back onto the interstate, finally coming to an uncontrolled stop approximately 600 feet from the guardrail impact. She was lucky to survive that incident but was seriously injured. Fortunately, we were able to secure a recovery for her against the trucking company's insurance company. This recovery compensated her for her medical bills and the serious injuries she sustained as a result of the truck driver's negligence. Please be careful and aware of trucks with unsecured loads as you are driving.