truck accidents

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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What Does the Term “Accident” Mean in an Auto Insurance Policy?

What Does the Term “Accident” Mean in an Auto Insurance Policy? A good truck accident lawyer Atlanta residents turn to for advice should have answers to your questions. In an appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals just announced a per curiam decision where… read more

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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 more

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Wrongful Death Claim versus Estate Claim in Georgia

When a lawsuit is filed for actions that led to the death of a victim, a major question arises: Who files the suit? In all other cases, the victim is responsible for filing the suit, but in the case of death, this responsibility must pass to someone else. In Georgia, there are two types of… read more

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Do Truck Drivers Have to Pass a Medical Exam?

Do Semi Drivers Have to Pass a Medical Exam? Yes, they do. And many big rig truck drivers have medical conditions that may impact their ability to drive. One reason for this is the fact that commercial truck drivers who have at least three health issues can have up to four times the risk of… read more

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Experts Predict More Trucks on the Road in 2021

The trucking industry expects to rebound in 2021, including a strong year for freight and equipment sales. That means more trucks on the roads. More trucks on the road means more motor vehicle accidents.  If you are involved in a Georgia truck accident, a Georgia truck accident lawyer is who you should be calling. Truck… read more

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What is the Respondeat Superior Doctrine?

An experienced Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Tobin Injury Law will tell you that a trucking company may be held responsible for an accident involving one of its semi drivers. This is due to the a legal doctrine called Respondeat Superior Doctrine. To learn more about this theory of recovery, read below about a recent… read more

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Property Damage Can Be Significant in a Truck Accident—Especially if it Happens 10 Times

James Bond 007 creator Ian Fleming said, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” A business owner down in Kingsland, Georgia must think there’s some sort of enemy action against her because she can’t catch a break from bustling traffic that goes by—and sometimes THROUGH—her home furnishings store. That’s right, through…. read more

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Are Trucking Companies Circumventing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations?

The harder the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) attempts to clamp down on dangerous driving practices, the more trucking companies and drivers come up with ways around the new regulations. The FMCSA is part of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), which regulates commercial trucking companies and fleets throughout the United States. FMCSA’s mandate… read more

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