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 is an ICC Bar? This is the reflector-taped metal bar hanging down on the end of a tractor-trailer. It’s also known as a “Mansfield bar.”… read moreRead More
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 moreRead More
A Semi Driver Sues a Trucking Company, But Will He Succeed When He Was Potentially Also at Fault?
A lot of personal injury lawyers in Georgia hold themselves out as “trucking lawyers”. But what separates the trucking lawyers from the self-proclaimed ones is their depth of knowledge and experience in helping truck accident victims. A recent Georgia case arose from a big rig collision that injured a man working as a jockey truck… read moreRead More
How Wide is a Wide Turn for a Truck?
Having a reputable truck accident lawyer who wins in court is so important. When many Georgians picture a trucking accident, they think of high-speed collisions, screeching hydraulic brakes, and pile-ups on the I-285, the I-75, or another highway around Atlanta. And while those accidents do frequently occur, other accidents at slower speeds often take place… read moreRead More
How Does a Georgia Accident Victim Show a Truck Company’s Negligent Hiring, Qualifying, Retaining, Supervising, and Entrusting of a Truck Driver
A number of actions arose from a motor vehicle accident that happened on Interstate 95 in November 2017. That evening, Jennifer Correll (Mrs. Correll) was driving a 2006 Dodge Ram pickup south on I-95 through Glynn County. Jennifer’s mother, Nancy Tuk (Mrs. Tuk), was in the front passenger seat, and her daughters (Courtney and Caitlyn)… read moreRead More
Why Did a Dump Truck Crash into a Fayetteville Antique Store?
Why Did a Dump Truck Crash into a Fayetteville Antique Store? The Fayetteville Police Department is trying to determine why a dump truck crashed into a closed antiques business off of Highway 85 on July 15th. Fayetteville Fire Chief Alan Jones said the call initially came in as a fire call, but upon arrival, firefighters… read moreRead More
Does Driving a Truck for Repair Purposes Constitute “Business Use”?
Does Driving a Truck for Repair Purposes Constitute “Business Use”? Having an experienced personal injury lawyer Atlanta residents choose time and time again is critical to answering this and other accident cases. American Southern Insurance Company (“the Insurance Company”) asked a district court for declaratory judgment seeking a determination as to whether it was responsible… read moreRead More
Georgia Couple Alleged Trucker Violated Federal Regulations and Georgia Law
On October 13, 2018, a semi was traveling southbound in the third lane from the right on I- 285 in Fulton County, Georgia. Plaintiffs Pauline DeMarco and Joseph DeMarco were also traveling southbound on I-285 in the second lane from the right, when the big rig crossed into their lane of travel and crashed into… read moreRead More
Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Proposed Federal Law Looks at Speed Limiters for Heavy-Duty Trucks Speeding is one of the most common causes of big rig accidents in the country. Many motorists are injured or killed on Georgia roads every year because a truck driver is going too fast. Having a reputable Atlanta accident lawyer Atlanta residents trust can make… read moreRead More
What is the “Hours of Service” Rule for Truck Drivers?
Commercial truck drivers are required to comply with Georgia state and federal laws to ensure the safety of other motorists on the roads. Among the many rules that truck drivers must follow, one important law for semi drivers is the “hours of service” rule. This rule restricts the amount of time that a driver can… read moreRead More