Wrongful Death Claim versus Estate Claim in Georgia
When a lawsuit is filed for actions that led to the death of a victim, a major question arises: Who files the suit? In all other cases, the victim is responsible for filing the suit, but in the case of death, this responsibility must pass to someone else. In Georgia, there are two types of… read moreRead More
How Does Georgia Law Protect At-Risk Adults?
If someone you love is over the age of 18 but cannot care for themselves, you likely worry about their well-being. Elderly and disabled adults are at higher risk for abuse, neglect, and exploitation. While Georgia law protects such at-risk adults, as the number of elderly people continues to rise in our state the number… read moreRead More
Can a Semi Driver Be on the Road If They Have COVID?
The short answer? No, the driver shouldn’t. That’s because truck drivers must be physically and mentally fit to drive a big rig on Georgia roads. If they’re sick with the coronavirus, they’re in no condition to be driving an 18-wheeler with a loaded trailer that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Like any other illness,… read moreRead More
Do Truck Drivers Have to Pass a Medical Exam?
Do Semi Drivers Have to Pass a Medical Exam? Yes, they do. And many big rig truck drivers have medical conditions that may impact their ability to drive. One reason for this is the fact that commercial truck drivers who have at least three health issues can have up to four times the risk of… read moreRead More
Country Singer Miranda Lambert Unhurt in Hit-and-Run Accident in Georgia Involving Truck
Country star Miranda Lambert and her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, were involved in a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta on February 6th as they headed back to Nashville. The 37-year-old country star explained that the couple was on I-20 W when a small sedan driving erratically tried to squeeze between her car and a tractor-trailer. Lambert said… read moreRead More
Georgia Wrongful Death Case Dismissed Against Truck Company Because Deadline Expired
What follows in this article demonstrates why having a knowledgeable Atlanta truck accident lawyer on your side can really make the difference between winning and losing. Debra Baldwin appealed the dismissal of her renewal action against a truck driver and his employer, a freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Georgia (“the… read moreRead More
Georgia Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2020
Despite the pandemic, school closures, and more people working from home, traffic fatalities increased in 2020 compared to 2019. At the height of pandemic closures, traffic on Georgia roadways decreased by approximately 40-50%. The problem is nationwide as all fifty states and the District of Columbia saw traffic-related deaths increase in 2020. For the past… read moreRead More
Estate of Accident Victim Settles for $1.9m When Semi Blocked Traffic to Back Up
A truck driver attempted to back his semi into a driveway at one night about 9PM in Newnan, Georgia. He blocked three lanes of the road, and his big rig was struck by an elderly driver who couldn’t stop in time. The victim died several months later from his injuries. His estate subsequently received a… read moreRead More