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
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 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
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
What Are the Requirements in Georgia for Semi Cargo Loads?
We see them every day. Big trucks hauling stuff. It might be lumber, heavy equipment, cars, or even a house! This cargo being hauled by a semi can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. If loaded improperly, the cargo can fall off the truck and into the path of other motorists, causing a crash. It… read moreRead More
Is a Trucking Industry Expert Permitted to Opine on the Cause of a Truck Crash?
Sometimes expert testimony can play an important role in a truck accident case. To assist our experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Tobin Injury Law with proving what happened that led to the collision, we often hire a trucking industry expert to render an opinion about exactly how the accident occurred and why it happened…. read moreRead More
Can an Insurance Company Be Liable for Negligence under the Good Samaritan Doctrine in a Truck Accident?
In October 2008, James Maier was driving north on I-95 near Savannah when car problems forced him to pull off to the side of the road. He was standing in the emergency lane next to his car when a semi hit and killed him. The truck was driven by Faustino Jimenez, an employee of a… 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
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