Do the Federal Motor Carrier Rules Apply to Shippers Who Hire Independent Contractors? That was the question in a recent Georgia court case. In 2015, Christopher Hinson was driving a
Truck Spills Manure and Closes Lanes by I-75 On-Ramp in Macon
“S—t” happens. It’s a vulgar saying and you’ve undoubtedly heard that saying before, and when a semi or large commercial truck loses its load, accidents can happen. Recently, an accident
Does Georgia Permit Direct Actions Against a Trucking Company’s Insurance Carrier?
Does Georgia Permit Direct Actions Against a Trucking Company’s Insurance Carrier? This was the question in a recent appeal, and the answer is “it depends.” The Georgia Court of Appeals
Can I Recover Punitive Damages in an 18-Wheeler Accident?
Can I Recover Punitive Damages in 18-Wheeler Accident? The answer depends on the actions of the trucking company and its driver, and a recent case provides an explanation. In a
“Act of God” No Defense in Truck Killing Pedestrian Case
A Georgia jury took 40 minutes to decide that an insurance company was responsible in a fatal truck-pedestrian personal injury lawsuit and awarded the victim’s family $21 million. The insurance
Are Federal Motor Safety Regulations Enough to Keep Our Roadways Safe
FMCSA regulations and the increase in accidents caused by commercial vehicles The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is in charge of establishing the rules and regulations that govern the trucking