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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Why are there so many tractor trailers on I-75 in Henry County?

An increase in tractor trailer traffic on I-75 through Henry County means an increased risk of personal injury resulting from an accident with a big rig.  According to a study in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution, “A recent review identified metro Atlanta’s major traffic obstacles, not surprisingly as the entire top end of 285; I-20 on both sides of town; and I-75 south, especially in Henry County.” 

As personal injury attorneys located in Henry County, we are well aware of the dangers that come with this heavily traveled corridor.  Conveniently located between Savannah (the second largest port on the eastern seaboard), and Atlanta (the logistics hub for the southeastern U.S.), the AJC reports Henry County as an ideal warehouse location, as it is close enough to Savannah for trucks to make two round trips in one day. 

 In fact, over 110 million tons of freight moves through and within Atlanta by truck every year, which translates to about 70,000 truckloads per year coming from Savannah, and through Henry County.  This is predicted to increase with the rising popularity of online commerce and the expectations for quick delivery. And the AJC reports that truck drivers’ midafternoon shift changes (around 3-4pm) adds to rush hour traffic volume that starts mid to late afternoon and lasts into the evening.

For the complete AJC article, click here.  If you or a family member are ever injured by one of these trucks and need an experienced, Henry County personal injury attorney, contact Andrew Gebhardt today for a free consultation at 770-389-4864 or agebhardt@smithwelchlaw.com. 

 

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