A semi truck with a trailer going on an overpass road down town.
A commercial truck driver was hospitalized in serious condition at Grady Hospital on Thursday after the tractor-trailer they were driving fell from the Fulton Street Bridge onto Pulliam Street in Atlanta. The incident occurred shortly after 3 AM, when the truck fell from the bridge into the parking lot of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers off Pulliam Street. A passenger in the truck was also transported to the hospital for treatment and was reportedly in stable condition at the time of the report. The cause of the wreck was unknown, but authorities closed all lanes of southbound Pulliam Street at Richardson Street, as well as the exit ramps for Interstate 75 and 85 from Interstate 20 both east- and westbound. The truck was from Western Express, which is a carrier headquartered out of Nashville, TN, that has over 3,000 power units and 7,500 trailers available throughout the U.S. Determining liability after a commercial truck accident can be complicated. Depending on whether the driver is an independent contractor or an employee, the driver or the company they work for can be found liable for accidents caused by the driver’s negligence or by their failure to ensure that the truck was properly serviced, maintained, and insured and the driver was qualified to operate it. Other drivers, the manufacturer of the parts used on the truck, or even the government agency tasked with maintaining roads and bridges can also be potential sources of liability. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a truck-involved accident, let an experienced truck accident lawyer from Cambre & Associates LLC help you to understand the process of seeking compensation for the expenses and impacts of your injury or loss. Contact us for your free case evaluation.