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Negligent Driving? Brake Failure? Runaway Truck Kills 19-Year-Old Cody Hauser, Hurts Samuel Hancock and Albert Starr At Construction Site in Calhoun, Georgia

Posted By Danny Dalton | June 14 2022 | Truck Accidents

News reports confirm that on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at around 9 a.m., a flatbed truck was being loaded at the top of a hill when its brakes failed the caused the truck to run away. The truck eventually struck a Bobcat excavator, killing two men inside (including 19-year-old Cody Hauser) and injuring Samuel Hancock and Albert Starr. The incident happened off Old Dalton Road in Calhoun, Georgia. The site was operated by Kevin Gurley Incorporated. OSHA was notified and is investigating the incident.

Case Analysis:

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

“Commercial vehicles and other heavy equipment used at construction sites must be maintained and inspected on a regular basis. Where the vehicles are being used to carry heavy and potentially dangerous materials, it is imperative that the tires and brakes are in good condition. OSHA enforces certain rules designed to prevent accidents like the one described above.”

It is imperative to obtain the following evidence:

Dash Cam Video

Witness statements and contact information

Photographs from the scene

Brakes on the vehicle

Vehicle inspections

OSHA investigative file

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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