truck accident

Removal jurisdiction permits a defendant to transfer a case from state court to federal court.

Usually, when you file a lawsuit, you file the lawsuit in the county where the defendant driver lives.  But not always. Where you file and who you name can be nuanced.  Having a knowledgeable and experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer who studies the law does make a real difference. Do you File a Truck Accident… read more

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Georgia Mom Puts Out Plea to Truck Drivers

A Georgia mother of three, Leslie Myers told WRCB-TV recently that she was on her way home one afternoon last week and had just picked up two of her children who were seated in the backseat when she crashed unexpectedly. On October 25th, Myers said her 14-year-old who normally sits in the passenger seat was… read more

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Can A Truck Accident Victim Sue for Lost Profits, Punitive Damages, and Bad Faith Attorney’s Fees?

We often are asked: “What am I able to win in my truck accident case?”  In a recent case, a truck driver and his trucking company asked a Georgia court to dismiss the case against them for the plaintiffs’ claims for lost profits, punitive damages, bad faith attorney’s fees, and negligence per se. The Details… read more

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FMCSA Says States Must Revoke CDLs for Drug and Alcohol Violations

FMCSA Says States Must Revoke CDLs for Drug and Alcohol Violations The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will require states to crack down on commercial motor vehicle drivers with alcohol and drug violations. This effort will officially close a “knowledge gap” in federal drug and alcohol program requirements. The new rule goes into effect… read more

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Shotgun Pleadings in Federal Court

Will a “Shotgun Pleading” Allege Sufficient Facts To Avoid Dismissal in a Semi Accident? A shotgun pleading is one that doesn’t have sufficient clarity to provide the other side with fair notice of the claims or defenses against them. As a result, a shotgun pleading violates the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. What is a… read more

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Was a Truck Driver “Working” When He Abandoned His Truck 80 Miles From His Destination and Caused an Accident?

A man suffered injuries in a multi-vehicle collision that he said resulted from the negligence of a trucking company and its employee, a truck driver who ran on foot into traffic on I-75 North in Henry County—setting off a chain of events that culminated in the collision. The truck driver was employed by the trucking… read more

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How Far Back Should I Be From a Semi?

How Far Back Should I Stay Behind a Truck? One person was ejected from a car and was airlifted to the hospital after a three-vehicle crash last month in Bartow County on the northwest edge of the Atlanta metro area. During the wreck, the Kia Soul overturned after hitting two tractors and went underneath one… read more

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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 more

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Cargo Causes Crashes on Georgia Highways

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 more

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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 more

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