Are Trucking Companies Circumventing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?
The harder the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) attempts to clamp down on dangerous driving practices, the more trucking companies and drivers come up with ways around the new regulations. The FMCSA is part of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), which regulates commercial trucking companies and fleets throughout the United States. FMCSA’s mandate… read moreRead More
How do I prove a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Whether it be in the movies or on various television talk shows, traumatic brain injuries in children and young adults and athletes has come to the forefront recently. There have been lawsuits in the NFL and in school districts because the effects of a head injury last years after the injury actually occurs. The focus… read moreRead More
“Act of God” No Defense in Truck Killing Pedestrian Case
A Georgia jury took 40 minutes to decide that an insurance company was responsible in a fatal truck-pedestrian personal injury lawsuit and awarded the victim’s family $21 million. The insurance company argued that the crash was an Act of God, and therefore, they weren’t legal (or financially) responsible. But U.S. District Court Judge Richard W…. read moreRead More
Is a loft bed an “open and obvious condition”?
August 17, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A20A1036. VALDOSTA STATE UNIVERSITY, et al. v. DAVIS. College is a time when many kids first encounter the responsibilities of adulthood. As this case shows, this is not always as easy as falling out of a bed. I’ll take the top bunk Davis, the Defendant,… read moreRead More
Three Killed in Recent Tractor-Trailer on I-75 Accident Near Marietta
Three people were killed recently when the car they were in was hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 75, just north of North Marietta Parkway. Marietta Police say that a 2009 Nissan Rogue was stopped in the center lane of I-75 northbound just before 6AM when it was struck by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver… read moreRead More
Is it for the jury, or the court, to determine whether or not a plaintiff had “equal knowledge” of a hazard?
July 31, 2020 In the Court of Appeals of Georgia A20A0903. ALLEN v. ABM AVIATION, INC. Is it for the jury, or the court, to determine whether or not a plaintiff had “equal knowledge” of a hazard, and whether or not the Defendant took proper care to warn of a danger on its property in… read moreRead More