Bobby Myer, Teresa Myer Injured In Kennesaw Dump Truck Accident

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truck accidentBobby Myer (Full Name: Bobby Lynn Myer), of Marietta, Teresa Myer (Full Name: Teresa Ann Myer, of Marietta, Injured In Kennesaw Dump Truck Accident While On Motorcycle Along Mack Dobbs Road 

COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA (March 21, 2024) – A married couple identified as Bobby Myer and Teresa Myer were injured in a Kennesaw motorcycle accident involving a dump truck on Mack Dobbs Road.

Cobb County officials said that the collision took place around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Bobby Myer and Teresa Myer were riding on a 2008 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic on Mack Dobbs Road near Standing Peachtree Trail.
A 2007 International 7000 dump truck crossed over solid double yellow lines before hitting the married couple. The force of the impact caused the Harley-Davidson to veer north before coming to a stop on the shoulder.

Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victims. Both Bobby Myer and Teresa Myer were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Cobb County Police Department is asking anyone who may have more information about the crash to reach out to them.

Liability For Cobb County Dump Truck Accidents

Dump trucks are essential in a wide variety of different industries. But they are also involved in a number of very serious collisions every year. There were an estimated 8,206 injury collisions involving dump trucks in 2016 alone. According to the Engineering News Record, “Serious accidents involving dump trucks and ready-mix concrete delivery trucks continue to edge up, part of a persistent, multi-industry problem with poor driving habits that has not yet responded to increased fleet and vehicle insurance premiums.” There are a number of steps that dump truck companies should take to prevent collisions.

  • Dump truck companies should ensure that all of their drivers are well-trained and have a commercial license.
  • Dump truck companies should make sure that their drivers take periodic breaks in order to limit fatigue.
  • Dump truck companies should ensure that all of their vehicles are in working condition in order to reduce the risk of mechanical failure.
  • Dump truck companies should plan routes to avoid high-traffic areas and hazardous roads as much as possible.

Dump truck drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to Georgia Code § 40-6-48, “A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.” If a dump truck driver allows their vehicle to cross into opposing lanes of traffic prior to an accident, this could form the basis of a negligence claim.

Liability for a dump truck collision could extend beyond any driver. If the operator of a dump truck was working at the time of a crash, their employer could be held at fault. In general, employers are responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. However, those employees must have been operating within the course and scope of their job duties. For example, a dump truck driver may have been transporting materials when they were involved in a collision.

The company that manufactured a dump truck or any of its component parts could also be liable for a collision. A large number of head-on collisions involve vehicle system failures. This could be due to a tire blowout or any number of other potential problems. Companies have a legal obligation to create products that are relatively safe and can be held responsible for any design, marketing, or manufacturing defects associated with their products. It is important that certain steps are taken after any dump truck accident.

  • The police report for the incident should be retrieved.
  • The work logbook of the dump truck driver should be sought.
  • The maintenance history of the dump truck involved should be understood.
  • All medical records related to the accident should be collected.
  • An experienced Atlanta truck accident attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of dump truck accidents are preventable. They often involve situations where construction companies push their drivers to continue working until they become dangerously fatigued. Sadly, though, these same companies will often do everything in their power to deny responsibility if one of their drivers is involved in a serious accident. This is why it is so important to seek the guidance of experienced legal counsel early on. A truck accident attorney can examine the unique facts of your case free of charge and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Kennesaw Dump Truck Accidents

We at Butler Kahn extend our best wishes to Bobby Myer and Teresa Myer as they continue to recover. It is our sincere hope that they are able to make a full recovery. This was a preventable accident that should not have taken place. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There are so many questions that remain unanswered. Was the dump truck driver involved in this crash distracted? Did they have a clean driving record? Did any part of the dump truck malfunction?

Do you need more information about a Kennesaw dump truck accident? Our team of truck accident attorneys is here for you. We care deeply that accident victims understand their rights and that truck companies are held accountable for the negligent actions of their employees. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at 678-940-1444.

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Jeb Butler’s career as a Georgia trial lawyer has led to a $150 million verdict in a product liability case against Chrysler for a dangerous vehicle design that caused the death of a child, a $45 million settlement for a young man who permanently lost the ability to walk and talk, and numerous other verdicts and settlements, many of which are confidential at the defendant’s insistence. Jeb has worked on several cases that led to systemic changes and improvements in public safety. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Georgia SuperLawyer and ranks among Georgia’s legal elite. Jeb graduated in the top 10% of his class at UGA Law, argued on the National Moot Court team, and published in the Law Review. He is the founding partner of Butler Kahn law firm. Connect with me on LinkedIn
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