Henry Co., GA – Fatal Truck Crash on I-75 Takes One Life

Henry Co., GA – Fatal Truck Crash on I-75 Takes One Life

Henry Co., GA (April 19, 2024) – A fatal accident was reported on Tuesday morning, April 16. The incident occurred on Interstate 75 near mile marker 221, situated just beyond Jodeco Road and before Jonesboro Road, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) reported.

According to reports from the Henry County Police Department, multiple tractor-trailers and an unknown number of additional vehicles were involved in a collision on the roadway. The incident prompted authorities to close down the road for approximately six hours as they worked to clear the scene and investigate. At least one person involved in the crash was fatally injured and pronounced deceased while on site. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are being performed.

Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by this fatal collision.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Georgia

Henry Co., GA – Fatal Truck Crash on I-75 Takes One LifeFatal accidents in Georgia take the lives of more than 1500 people far too often; acts of negligence contribute to these accidents annually. In Georgia, when a loved one is lost in a fatal truck crash, there are several parties that could potentially be held liable in a wrongful death claim. The complexity of trucking operations means responsibility can extend beyond the driver to include various entities involved in the vehicle’s operation and maintenance. Here’s who might be held liable:

  • Truck Driver: If the truck driver was found to be negligent, such as driving under the influence, exceeding hours-of-service regulations, or engaging in distracted driving, they could be held directly liable for the crash.
  • Trucking Company/Employer: Trucking companies can be held responsible under the legal doctrine of “respondeat superior,” which holds employers liable for the actions of their employees performed within the scope of employment. Additionally, if the company failed to follow proper hiring practices, did not train their drivers adequately, or pushed drivers to ignore safety regulations, they could be found liable.
  • Truck Owner: If the owner of the truck is different from the driver or the trucking company, and it can be shown that negligence in the maintenance contributed to the accident, the owner can also be held liable.

In addition, cargo companies, truck manufacturers, and even government entities may be liable for the resulting damages and injuries. Each wrongful death claim is unique, which is why it is important for families to consult with a dedicated Georgia wrongful death lawyer attorney experienced in truck accident litigation in our state to navigate these complex cases and ensure all responsible parties are held accountable.

In the wake of a Georgia fatal truck crash that has taken the life of someone dear, securing compassionate and competent legal representation is paramount. Ted Greve & Associates has been a pillar of strength for families in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since its inception in 1992 by Dr. Ted A. Greve. We have extensive experience delivering million and multi-million dollar outcomes for our clients, and will do everything possible to ensure your family is able to get justice.

Allow us to stand beside you during this harrowing time. Our team is ready to lend their experience and empathy, ensuring you are able to get justice. Reach out to Ted Greve & Associates at (800) 693-7833 for a free consultation to get started.