Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks Speeding is one of the most common causes of big rig accidents in the country. Many motorists are injured or killed on Georgia roads every year because a truck driver is going too fast. Having a reputable Atlanta accident lawyer Atlanta residents trust can make… read moreRead More
Driving Safely Behind a Tractor
What’s a Safe Distance to Follow Behind a Semi? Did you know that the average stopping distance for a loaded tractor-trailer moving at 55 mph (in ideal conditions) is about 200 feet? Compare that with around 130 feet for a passenger vehicle. That 70-foot difference is significant and could be the difference between life and… read moreRead More
What is the “Hours of Service” Rule for Truck Drivers?
Posted in truck accidents on June 1, 2021
Commercial truck drivers are required to comply with Georgia state and federal laws to ensure the safety of other motorists on the roads. Among the many rules that truck drivers must follow, one important law for semi drivers is the “hours of service” rule. This rule restricts the amount of time that a driver can… read moreRead More
Can Truck Drivers Use CBD?
Posted in truck accidents on May 25, 2021
In some states its legal; in other states its not: Marijuana. But the baby brother, CBD, is pretty much available most everywhere. Products containing CBD have become exceedingly popular and readily available at truck stops and convenience stores across the country. CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. CBD… read moreRead More
What is an Independent Medical Examination in a Semi Accident Lawsuit?
Posted in Car Accidents on May 11, 2021
Have you ever heard the words “Independent Medical Examination” in the context of a personal injury case? In a recent Georgia case, the plaintiff Michael Jacob Castle-Foster, and his Atlanta personal injury lawyer, sued Cintas Corporation for $7,500,000 for injuries the plaintiff received when a Cintas employee driving a company truck struck his 2002 Lexus…. read moreRead More
Does an Insurance Policy Cover Three Collisions in One “Accident”?
Posted in Insurance Policy on May 4, 2021
Does an Insurance Policy Cover Three Collisions in One “Accident”? Every vehicle that drives on Georgia roadways has insurance. That’s a rule and anyone who drives in Georgia without insurance, will be arrested. But what happens when there isn’t enough insurance? Ask an experienced Atlanta accident lawyer after you read the below. In December 2016,… read moreRead More
Cargo Causes Crashes on Georgia Highways
Posted in truck accident on April 28, 2021
The North American Cargo Securement Standard says that all cargo must be contained, immobilized, or secured so that it doesn’t leak, spill, blow off the truck, fall from or through the semi, otherwise become dislodged from the vehicle, or shift so that the big rig’s stability or maneuverability is adversely affected. Our knowledgeable Atlanta truck… read moreRead More
Researchers Find Nearly 50% of Truckers May Have Sleep Apnea
You’ve heard of falling asleep at the wheel. Drowsiness can be a significant hazard for truck drivers. But so can sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related, sleep disorder. It causes short interruptions or stoppages of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last 10 seconds or more and can… read moreRead More
Where Does Atlanta Rank in the List of Worst Truck Bottlenecks in the U.S.?
Where Does Atlanta Rank in the List of Worst Semi Bottlenecks in the United States? The American Transportation Research Institute’s has just released its annual Top Truck Bottleneck List. The list looks at how intense semi truck congestion is in more than 300 spots on the U.S. highway system. The list is based on GPS… read moreRead More
Alleged Impaired Georgia Truck Driver Causes Fatal Crash
Posted in truck accident on April 11, 2021
The family of Georgia high school principal Jaroy Stuckey is suing a number of insurance and trucking companies concerning a four-vehicle crash on I-16 in Bulloch County last month. The accident with a semi killed Dr. Stuckey, his pregnant wife, and their child on the afternoon of March 14th. Stuckey was well known in the… read moreRead More