Interstate 285 is a major transportation hub for commuters, residents, and truck drivers, with thousands of drivers passing through the “Atlanta Bypass” each day. It also is home to a multitude of car wrecks, especially involving tractor trailers. In a blog we posted on April 12th involving rollover wrecks by tractor trailers, we cited a statistic of 212 rollover wrecks that occured between 2001 and 2012. A reason for such a high number is often due to flawed engineering of transition ramps on the highway. In the Atlanta Journal Constitution, “The Gridlock Guy” Mark Arum consulted with a road engineering consultant, Herman Hill, to investigate this phenomenon.
Mr. Hill believes that the ramp from I-285 to I-20 is a site for many rollover wrecks due to its flawed design. The ramp consists of a long
straightaway with a sharp turn that is blocked by trees. Drivers often make the mistake of increasing their speed on the straightway and failing to slow down before the sharp turn. Mr. Hill states that there is no sign warning drivers of this potential hazard, however the Department of Transportation is planning on installing reflective paneling and a few signs before the turn to hopefully deter tractor truck drivers from making the turn at speeds above the posted 35 mph.
We at Kaufman Law handle similar car accident, bus accident, motorcycle, and tractor-trailer cases. While we hope that the injured heal quickly, we know that unfortunately that is not always the case. If you have been injured in a car accident and have questions for an experienced metro Atlanta lawyer, please call our office at 888-WRECK-404 (888-973-2540). Our caring and competent staff is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Twitter Pinterest Facebook-square

At Kaufman Law, P.C., we are passionate about protecting the rights of injured individuals. If you were recently injured in a negligence-related accident, turn to our reputable attorneys for the support you need during this difficult time. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys work diligently to secure maximum compensation so that our clients can move on with their lives without experiencing financial strain as a result of their injuries. Should you decide to be represented by our firm, you can feel peace of mind in knowing you have enlisted the services of a reputable and caring law firm.

WE PROUDLY OFFER OUR CLIENTS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Bilingual legal services
  • Around-the-clock availability
  • Hospital and home visits
  • Free consultations
  • No legal fees unless we win your case
Tell Us About Your

We’re Here to Help.

Call Now or Complete the Form Below for a FREE CONSULT

      Call Now or Complete the Form Below for a FREE CONSULT

      How Should Our Team Contact You? *

      Tell Us About Your
      Injury, We’re Here to
      Help.

      phone

      Live Chat

      phone

      Our Office

      12 Beck St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318