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Negligent Truck Driver? 65-Year-Old James Wright Killed When Struck By Tractor-Trailer in Forsyth County, Georgia

Posted By Danny Dalton | September 19 2022 | Truck Accidents

On Friday night, the driver of a tractor-trailer rear-ended a Nissan Rogue that was traveling northbound on Georgia Highway 400 and State Road 369 in Forsyth County. The collision led to a chain reaction, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Both the tractor-trailer and the Nissan Rogue crossed over the center median into the southbound lanes, during which time the tractor-trailer hit the driver’s side of a Kia Sorento driven by 65-year-old James Wright. Wright was tragically killed. The tractor-trailer driver, Charles Wilkins, 61, of Cumming, faces multiple charges, including first-degree homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, too fast for conditions, and following too close.

Steps to Take in Litigating a Truck Accident Case:

Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.

  1. Preserve and collect relevant evidence as soon as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, dash cam footage, witness statements, video, photographs, tire marks, black box data, and so forth.
  2. Retain an expert to inspect the scene of the accident and the data in the commercial vehicle.
  3. Obtain a copy of the accident report and speak with the witnesses and responding officer.
  4. Collect medical records and bills and ensure the injured party gets the needed treatment.
  5. Identify and research the at-fault driver, the owner of the commercial vehicle, the employer of the at-fault driver, and all other relevant parties.

An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.

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