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How it Works if a Truck’s Cargo or Load Causes an Accident

Key Points: Truck accidents are entirely too common. Unfortunately, a significant number of these accidents are caused by improperly secured cargo items falling off truck trailers, particularly flatbeds. Flatbed trucks are often used when the cargo being transported does not need refrigeration and won’t be harmed by exposure to the elements. When such cargo isn’t […]

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How to Pursue Compensation Following a Hit and Run Truck Accident

Key Points Are Semi-Truck Hit-and-Runs a Real Thing? Yes, they are, and they’re not something to take lightly. When a semi-truck is involved in a hit-and-run, it’s not just dangerous—it’s against the law. Like all drivers, semi-truck operators are required to stop after an accident. If they don’t, they can face serious criminal charges. Now, […]

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How Can Truckers or Their Companies Be Negligent in Accidents?

Key Points: Truck accidents can leave a devastating trail of injuries, lost wages, and emotional trauma. If you’ve been involved in one, you’re likely facing a mountain of questions – who’s to blame, what compensation can you recover, and where do you even begin? This guide provides a clear and concise overview of negligence in […]

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How Much is My Atlanta Truck Accident Case Worth?

Key Points: Truck accidents have the potential to lead to significant payouts due to the severe damage they can inflict and the higher available insurance coverage that most trucks carry. Although it might seem appealing to obtain cash from a truck accident, the reality is quite harsh. No one truly wants to benefit financially from […]

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How to Prove a Semi-Truck was Speeding at the Time of an Accident

Key Points: The Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Administration (FMCSA) reveals a startling fact: speeding 18-wheelers have become a critical concern on Atlanta’s bustling highways. This alarming trend is fueled by the dense flow of trucks, relentless traffic jams, and the intense pressure on drivers to meet deadlines. Motorists navigating these roads must remain vigilant. Recognizing […]

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Understanding Why Truck Accidents Are More Severe than Car Accidents

Key Points: How does the size and weight of a truck compare to a car, and why does this matter in a crash? Trucks, particularly commercial 18-wheelers or semi-trucks, vastly outweigh standard passenger cars, with some trucks tipping the scales at up to 80,000 pounds in the United States as per federal regulations, in stark […]

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How to Show That a Truck Accident Was Caused by the Drivers Lack of Training

Proper Training is Critical for Accident Prevention Accidents in which commercial trucks are involved can have devastating consequences. Thankfully, many of these accidents are preventable through comprehensive driver training. Well-trained drivers are better prepared to anticipate hazards, react defensively, and ensure the safety of themselves and everyone sharing the road. However, not all drivers are […]

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What Mechanical Issues or Malfunctions Can Cause a Truck Accident?

Key Points: Do Mechanical Failures Cause Semi-Truck Accidents? Every day, thousands of 18-wheelers navigate the highways throughout Atlanta’s metro area, sharing the roads with numerous other vehicles. It is crucial that every component of these trucks functions properly. A single malfunction in an 18-wheeler can lead to catastrophic consequences, potentially ending another person’s life. This […]

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Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

Key Points: In many Atlanta or Georgia truck accident cases, you can sue the trucking insurance company directly in what is known as a direct action. This means that—unlike in Georgia car accident cases – the insurance company can be a defendant in your case. In court, this can be a significant advantage, as the […]

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Distracted on the Drive: How to Prove a Semi-Truck Driver’s Negligence

Key Points: Distractions Are Apart of Life for Truck Drivers Our daily lives are filled with so many distractions, asking someone to pay attention only to driving seems almost impossible. For semi-truck drivers, the issue is magnified. Unlike regular drivers who spend only brief periods on the road, many truck drivers embark on lengthy journeys […]

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Obtaining Compensation for Rental Moving Truck Accidents

Among large cities in the United States, Metro Atlanta has one of the fastest growing populations because of the sharp increase in people moving from other regions. Because people are buying and selling homes at such a high rate, there are more moving trucks on Atlanta roads than ever before.   Many people choose to save […]

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How Compensation Works if You Were Injured by a Sleeping Truck Driver

Key Points: Injured by a sleepy, tired or exhausted tractor-trailer driver? If you have suffered in such a collision, or a loved-one has been hurt or killed, you may still be wondering what to do about it and which law firm to hire and investigate your case. The Millar Law Firm specializes in catastrophic injury […]

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Determining Liability of a Trucking Company in a Truck Accident

Key Points: Following a trucking accident, it’s critical to recognize that the trucking company, not just the driver or the vehicle, frequently contributes to the cause of the incident. This can occur through inadequate driver training, neglect in the regular servicing and maintenance of the truck, or by insisting that the driver works beyond the […]

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How to Get the Compensation You Deserve After Being Injured by an Unlicensed Truck Driver in Georgia

Key Points:  Proper licensing for commercial truck drivers can help prevent truck accidents, as licensing requirements help ensure truck drivers have been trained to safely operate their vehicles. In Georgia, regulations and laws require commercial truck drivers to possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and meet specific training requirements to operate their vehicles. These licensing […]

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How Accident Claims Work Against Independent Truck Drivers

Not All Independent Truck Drivers Are Owner-Operators All independent truck drivers work as contractors, which means they are not legally employed by any one carrier and must set up contracts to deliver goods. Using independent truckers instead of employees can help carriers reduce the costs associated with maintaining a large fleet of trucks, and being […]

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Understanding Why the DOT Matters for Truck Accidents

Key Points: The DOT operates through multiple offices and authorities, including one branch specifically formed in January 2000 to govern trucking businesses—the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The primary mission of the FMCSA is to create and enforce safety requirements, ensure compliance, and maintain records for all truckers and carriers operating in the country. […]

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Understanding Truck Accident Claims Against CloudTruck Drivers

Key Points: Most freight movement in the United States is conducted by truckers, with a growing market worth $791.7 billion in 2019. Of the 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S., one in nine are independent and a majority are owner operators. Unlike trucking company employees, independent truck drivers can choose their own loads, control […]

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How Negligent Truck Loading May Cause Accidents

Key Points: Truck Accident Negligence Can Take Place in the Loading Stages It is estimated that a severe or fatal accident involving a truck happens approximately every 15 minutes. The brutal delivery schedules and long hours drivers must meet certainly contribute to the epidemic of commercial trucking accidents. However, sometimes the culprit in truck accidents […]

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Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Key Points: Garbage Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Life-altering Injuries Garbage and recycling trucks are huge, heavy pieces of machinery, which are difficult to maneuver in tight spaces. The old adage applies as these huge trucks lurch from house to house on narrow streets – they operate like bulls in our “China shop” neighborhoods. While […]

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Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Key Points: Compared to car accidents, commercial semi truck crashes often involve complicated factors and require extensive investigations to determine who or what was to blame. For the trucking company, when a large, expensive vehicle transporting goods worth thousands of dollars is potentially liable for severe damage to other cars and people, the stakes are […]

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How Black Box Data Can Be Used in a Georgia Truck Accident Case

Key Points: A collision with a semi truck, or tractor-trailer truck, can result in extensive damage to vehicles as well as severe injuries to drivers and passengers. If you have been hurt in a truck accident, the truck’s “black box” can be crucial in proving your liability claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Just […]

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How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

Key Points: Georgia Law Requires Commercial Trucks to be Insured The state of Georgia requires every vehicle that uses the roadways to be covered by liability insurance. This law (Ga. Code § 33-34-4), commonly called the Motor Vehicle Safety and Responsibility Act, includes commercial vehicles, like trucks, buses, and vans. Because commercial trucks are typically […]

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Why Air Brakes May Be Responsible for Semi-Truck Accidents

Key Points Stopping an 80,000-Pound Commercial Truck When we think of brakes, we think of the fairly standard technology found on most passenger vehicles. The brakes in most cars use brake fluid to move components and apply brake pressure to stop the vehicle. However, the brake systems required to stop an 80,000-pound commercial semi-truck operate […]

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How Trucking Companies Work to Preserve Finances After a Truck Accident

Key Points: Most trucking companies have a team of lawyers on standby who will work to protect the company and their employees in and against any accident litigations. Any amount a trucking company must pay out is a loss to the company’s profits; therefore, their goal is to limit the liability for the trucking company […]

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