truck accidents

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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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Can Truck Drivers Use CBD?

In some states its legal; in other states its not: Marijuana. But the baby brother, CBD, is pretty much available most everywhere. Products containing CBD have become exceedingly popular and readily available at truck stops and convenience stores across the country. CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. CBD… read more

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Researchers Find Nearly 50% of Truckers May Have Sleep Apnea

You’ve heard of falling asleep at the wheel. Drowsiness can be a significant hazard for truck drivers. But so can sleep apnea. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related, sleep disorder. It causes short interruptions or stoppages of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last 10 seconds or more and can… read more

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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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