truck accidents

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 secure cargo inside the trailer came loose from the wall, causing the cargo to fall on him. Background Moorehead worked as a truck driver for… read more

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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 a “shotgun” pleading violates the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and doesn’t have enough clarity to provide the other side with fair notice of the… read more

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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 pending lawsuit. If a court determines that spoliation has occurred, the judge can impose a penalty on that party. After a truck accident, your personal… read more

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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 have been caused by the dangerous act. In effect, it “breaks the chain” of causation between the original act and the harm to the injured… read more

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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 more

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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 more

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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 more

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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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