truck accident

Statutory-employment theory, and tractor accidents

The question of who was responsible when a commercial truck was involved in an accident was recently heard before the Georgia Court of Appeals. After picking up a load of green peanuts from a farm to take to Golden Peanut’s drying facility in Camilla, a tractor-trailer made a left turn to head northbound onto a… read more

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New Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program for Teens to Truck Drivers

Will the New Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program for Younger Truck Drivers Cause More Accidents? It certainly very well may.  If nothing else, look at the age of these drivers relative to the age of experienced men and women who have years of experience on the roads. Research conducted at Virginia Tech has shown that… read more

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Truck Accidents Are Different to Car Accidents and Require Different Regulations

Lots of lawyers all over the country advertise that they handle “accidents”.  However, not all “accidents” are the same. Having a Georgia accident lawyer is not the same thing as having a Georgia truck accident lawyer. Is a Commercial Trucking Accident Lawsuit Different than an Auto Accident Lawsuit? Yes! Truck drivers and trucking companies must… read more

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Atlanta Truck Accidents

In 2019, Georgia saw 217 large truck and bus fatalities. Many of these fatal accidents happen in the Atlanta Metro area. What Roads are the Most Dangerous in the Atlanta Metro Area? In the Atlanta area, there are several areas that see a high number of 18-wheeler accidents due to the heavy traffic on the… read more

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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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