Young Girl Severely Injured in Georgia Truck Accident


A six year-old Georgia girl suffered serious injuries last week when she was struck by an eighteen-wheeler while she was riding her bicycle.
The girl was apparently hit by the rear trailer tires. The driver did not stop to help her.
The girl experienced catastrophic injuries and was airlifted to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. There, she received a blood transfusion and had surgery to repair damaged organs. She also suffered several broken bones. The most recent report on the girl’s condition stated that she still required the aid of a ventilator to breathe and was in critical, but stable, condition.
The truck driver was found later that evening when he stopped to drop off a load at his trucking company. He was arrested and charged with three offenses: leaving the scene of an accident, causing serious bodily injury by motorized vehicle and obstruction of justice.
Police say the investigation into the accident is ongoing. Some witnesses question whether the driver was even aware that he had struck the little girl.
Accident Highlights Need for Legal Representation
The confusion surrounding the circumstances of the accident illustrates the need for victims to consult with experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after a motor vehicle accident.
The little girl injured in this collision will likely require extensive – and costly – medical care. Her parents should be focused on taking care of their child, not on fighting with the insurance companies. After an accident, an attorney can focus on resolving insurance disputes so that victims only have to worry about getting better.
Further, it appears that this accident may involve disputes over fault, especially if the driver is claiming he was unaware of the collision. To recover for the girl’s injuries, the family will have to prove the driver was acting negligently. Sometimes, a police investigation can provide the needed proof. Other times, though, private investigators and expert witnesses are necessary. A good lawyer will have access to the best experts that can help injured victims get the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, time is of the essence. Contact an personal injury law firm of Rizk Law that can help you fight for justice.

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