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Distracted Driving May Have Caused This Semi Wreck

Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) November 27, 2012 - Distracted driving is on the rise, and as a result, so are the number of traffic accidents.

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

Stephen Ozcomert is an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

“Often, if you look past the surface of what seems to be noticeable after a wreck, whether it is between two cars, or a semi and another vehicle, you will find evidence of a cell phone, or smart phone in use. That is what happened in this reported case,” explained Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury lawyer, who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law in Georgia.

This two vehicle crash involved a pickup truck and a semi-truck. One of the vehicles was heading east on the road, and the other south on the parallel road, when they met in the intersection. The police were not able to determine which vehicle was heading in which direction, as the impact skewed everything around and left vehicles every which way on the side of the road. The scene was a complete mess of twisted steel, radiator fluid, busted windshield glass and torn rubber.

The semi hit with such force that it flipped over, and landed upside-down in a ditch, leaking fluids from its load, and causing the fire department to dispatch a HAZMAT unit. The trucker was air-lifted to hospital, with serious injuries, and the pick-up driver was injured, but not as badly as the trucker.

“On the face of this accident, it seems that two people were not paying attention to where they were going, and that included not watching traffic signals or looking out for other traffic. Distracted driving? The police have their suspicions, and once their investigation is done, they will have better answers to help them frame charges,” Ozcomert indicated.

This case in interesting for the fact that if both drivers were driving while distracted, then who has the better case to sue whom? The pick-up truck driver or the semi trucker? Were they equally at fault? Or would their liability for this wreck be apportioned according to their level of negligence?

“There are some tough questions, and ones that a jury will tackle when the case gets to court. If you have been in a similar accident, talk to me, I am able to advise you of your rights, and let you know where you stand with regard to claiming compensation for your injuries,” added Ozcomert.

To learn more, contact Atlanta personal injury lawyer Stephen Ozcomert by visiting http://www.ozcomert.com.

Stephen M. Ozcomert, PC
215 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Call: (404) 370-1000


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