What is the Respondeat Superior Doctrine?

An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Tobin Injury Law will tell you that a trucking company may be held responsible for an accident involving one of its semi drivers. This is due to the a legal doctrine called Respondeat Superior Doctrine. To learn more about this theory of recovery, read below about a recent… read more

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OSHA, PERSONAL INJURY AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Odds are if you have recently started a job or have been working for years, you were required to have training as it relates to OSHA and the protocols in place for your workplace.  OSHA stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  OSHA is the governing agency that was established after the passing of… read more

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Who’s at Fault in a “Chain Reaction” Crash?

You’ve heard of a chain reaction. In science, it’s a chemical reaction in which the products themselves promote or spread the reaction, which under certain conditions may accelerate dramatically. Or it’s a series of events, each caused by the previous one. It’s that second definition that occurs frequently on Atlanta roadways. Recently, a Georgia National… read more

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Do the Federal Motor Carrier Rules Apply to Shippers Who Hire Independent Contractors?

Do the Federal Motor Carrier Rules Apply to Shippers Who Hire Independent Contractors? That was the question in a recent Georgia court case. In 2015, Christopher Hinson was driving a Southern Oil tanker truck when he collided with a car traveling at 79 mph. Three people in the car were killed. Hinson was an employee… read more

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Truck Spills Manure and Closes Lanes by I-75 On-Ramp in Macon

“S—t” happens. It’s a vulgar saying and you’ve undoubtedly heard that saying before, and when a semi or large commercial truck loses its load, accidents can happen. Recently, an accident on I-16 westbound at US 129/Georgia 11 involved a large manure spill that blocked all lanes. Thankfully, no one was hurt. A large amount of… read more

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