Man Never Should Have Survived This Brutal Trucking Accident Says Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

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                                   Man Never Should Have Survived This Brutal Trucking Accident
                                   Says Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
                                   Atlanta, GA (Law Firm Newswire) February 9, 2012 - Being flattened by a tractor-trailer typically does not
                                   guarantee one survives. This man did.

                                   “I’ve seen a lot of big rig accidents during the course of my practice,” said Stephen Ozcomert, an Atlanta injury
                                   lawyer who practices personal injury, accidents and malpractice law. “I have helped many plaintiffs go to court to
                                   recover for their serious injuries. The man in this reported case should not even be alive today. It was that
                                   horrific.”

                                   The man was waiting at a red light when the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer pulled away from the rig and
                                   careened into the man’s Silverado truck. The results defy description, other than to say the truck was
                                   completely flattened leaving the man trapped inside the wreckage. It took over an hour and a half before EMS
                                   crews could pull him out, a herculean feat that required them to lift the trailer off the Silverado, and then cut open
                                   its top.

                                   The 60-year-old was rushed to the nearest hospital with a broken neck and wrist, bone fractures and spinal fluid
                                   leaking into his body, not to mention nerve damage in his right wrist and arm. It was a true miracle that he made
                                   it out of this accident alive; seriously hurt, but alive.

                                   The man and his wife filed a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver and his company, in which they
                                   stated the trucker was driving recklessly. Evidence revealed the brakes on the rear trailer had slammed into the
                                   man’s vehicle were not adjusted properly and were mismatched. The case was eventually settled out of court
                                   about a year later for $1.4 million and the driver was fired.

                                   Trucking accidents are not like the usual car accidents that people either see or are involved in. They typically
                                   end with serious, life-altering injuries or death, and there does not seem to be anything in between, other than a
                                   great deal of pain and agony. “Aside from the mechanical issues that contributed to this accident, the trucker
                                   was cited for careless driving and making an improper turn; so really, there was more going on that caused the
                                   accident,” remarked Ozcomert.

                                   The simple fact here is that trailers should not tip over on to the roofs of other vehicles. “Unfortunately, things
                                   like this do happen, and someone inevitably pays the price, and while this particular accident may have been
                                   unusual, accidents involving big rigs are not. In any instance where you may have been involved in an accident
                                   with a big rig, always call a veteran Atlanta injury lawyer and find out what you can do to recover damages,”
                                   urged 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


                                   Atlanta office is by appointment only.
                                   Stephen M. Ozcomert, PC
                                   3575 Piedmont Road NE
                                   Suite 1560-B
                                   Atlanta, GA 30305
                                   Call: (404) 370-1000




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