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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

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. As the […]

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Understanding Truck Accident Claims Against CloudTruck Drivers

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 their own […]

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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

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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How Georgia Trucking Insurance Works and Is Different From Car Insurance

What are Georgia’s Basic Car and Trucking Insurance Requirements? For trucks that drive only in Georgia and do not cross state lines but weigh more than 10,000 pounds, Georgia requires minimum insurance in the amount of at least $100,000.00 per person and $300,000.00 per accident.  Commercial vehicles carrying more than 12 passengers must have an […]

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How Much is My Georgia Truck Accident Case Worth?

How Much is My Georgia Truck Accident Case Worth?

Key Points: This article will address some of the issues that Georgia accident lawyers face when placing a settlement value on a truck or commercial vehicle accident case. What is the average settlement value of a Georgia trucking accident? We are often asked what is the average Georgia truck accident settlement. Unfortunately, there really is […]

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Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

Can You Sue a Trucking Insurance Company Directly?

In many 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 Jury will know exactly […]

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Common Injuries and Case Results from Georgia Truck Accidents

Key Points: Today’s heavily-congested highways are filled with trucks in all shapes and sizes. And inevitably, these rigs are involved in serious accidents every day. Because they are generally larger than the average passenger car, when truck-involved accidents occur, they often result in terrible tragedies. If you or a loved one has been injured due […]

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How to Prove a Driver was Distracted in a Truck Accident Case

How to Prove a Driver was Distracted in a Truck Accident Case

Key Points: Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyers Representing Injured People Across Georgia Distracted driving is a growing traffic safety threat in Atlanta and beyond. When an operator of an 80,000-pound truck is more focused on texting or talking on the phone than watching the road, it is a recipe for disaster. Truck drivers often indulge in […]

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