In a recent case, the plaintiffs appealed the summary judgment dismissal of their case in favor of a trucking company and against their amended complaint for injuries they sustained when
When is Summary Judgment Appropriate in a Georgia Civil Lawsuit?
When is Summary Judgment Appropriate in a Georgia Negligence Action? Summary judgment is a final decision by a judge that resolves a lawsuit. A litigant is entitled to judgment when
Which Insurance Policy Must Pay First in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Which Insurance Policy Must Pay First in a Commercial Vehicle Accident? Insurance companies don’t like to pay on claims. Why would they? If they can take the premiums, deny the
If a Court Says a Plaintiff Adequately Alleged a Claim for Negligent Hiring and Retention Against a Trucking Company, Why was Her Case Dismissed?
Negligent Hiring and Retention Against a Truck Company Peter Gauthier was killed after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer. Total Quality is a shipment broker who used Hard to Stop
Is a Truck Company Liable for a Driver’s Injuries from a Faulty Trailer Part?
Is a Truck Company Liable for a Driver’s Injuries from a Faulty Trailer Part? Mark Moorehead sued Ryder Truck Rental for injuries he sustained when a metal rail used to
Can a Non-Party Join an Already Filed Case
Can you join in a lawsuit that is already under way? Not long ago, we discussed an earlier facet of this case, where a Georgia federal district court held that
Spoliation: What Happens if a Truck Company Erases a Driver’s Tracking Data After an Accident?
What Happens if a Truck Company Erases a Driver’s Tracking Data After an Accident? “Spoliation” refers to the destruction or failure to preserve evidence that’s necessary to a possible or
Drunk Driving, Truck Accidents, and Intervening Causes
Is a Drunk Driver’s Actions an Intervening Cause? An intervening cause is an event that happens after a party’s improper or dangerous action and before the damage that could otherwise
Does a Truck Driver Have a Duty to a Person Who Jumps on His Trailer?
A federal court in Georgia examined whether the non-party truck driver had a duty to a plaintiff who ran after a semi and jumped onto the truck’s ICC bar. What
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