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Atlanta Truck/Car Accident Attorney


Posted on Feb 16, 2010

A motorist claimed a dump truck driver failed to yield the right-of-way while merging onto an interstate and was responsible for a collision that caused injuries to the plaintiff.  The defendants denied liability and a JHall County, Georgia jury returned a defense verdict in the case.  Plaintiff was operating her vehicle westbound on an interstate through a construction zone.  At the same time, Defendant attempted to enter the same construction zone on the interstate.  As a result, a vehicle traveling in front of plaintiff suddenly slowed in an attempt to avoid hitting the dump truck.  Plaintiff rear-ended the slowing vehicle.  There was no contact between the vehicle or the dump truck.  Plaintiff alleged defendant failed to yield the right-of-way to traffic and improperly attempted to enter the interstate when he did not have a clear path to do so.  Defendants denied liability.  Defendants asserted that plaintiff and the driver in front of her were speeding through the construction zone and failed to keep a proper lookout for construction vehicles.  Defendants contended that the driver in front of plaintiff unexpectedly changed lanes in order to avoid striking the dump truck, causing the rear-end collision.

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