Forklift driver loading goods pallet into the truck container, freight industry warehouse logistics and transport

How Negligent Truck Loading May Cause Accidents

Key Points: The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration creates and enforces rules regarding the proper loading and securing of payloads on commercial trucks. When items are improperly loaded or secured on a truck bed, it can lead to serious or even fatal truck accidents. Retrieving evidence after a truck accident can be challenging and difficult […]

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Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Atlanta Garbage Truck Accident Lawyer

Key Points: Unlike other large trucks, which tend to operate on main roadways, garbage collection trucks work in busy neighborhoods. This can be a hazard to other vehicles and drivers as well as pedestrians and children at play. Some garbage collection services are provided by the city or county, making legal action difficult or impossible […]

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Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Why Trucking Companies Often Conduct Their Own Accident Investigations

Key Points: Because truck accidents are more complicated and can be much more costly than car accidents, trucking company representatives begin an extensive investigation immediately. Trucking company investigators will gather all available evidence at the scene and work as quickly as possible in the days afterward to collect and analyze other types of data, such […]

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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: If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you or your attorney must prove the truck driver was at fault for causing the collision to recover compensation from the insurance company. Almost all passenger vehicles and commercial trucks now contain a black box designed to record critical information about an accident, such as […]

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How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

How a Truck Insurance Policy Compensates Accident Victims

Key Points: Commercial vehicle insurance in Georgia is regulated to ensure the public’s safety. Liability insurance policies specify limits on a per-person and per-accident basis that will be paid. The cost for injuries in an accident often exceeds policy limits leaving some victims undercompensated. An experienced truck and car accident lawyer can find associated defendants […]

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Closeup view of the area behind the cab of a commercial semitruck, where hoses and electrical cables are connected to the trailer

Why Air Brakes May Be Responsible for Semi-Truck Accidents

Key Points Air brakes are different from the brakes you’d find on typical passenger cars because they use compressed air instead of fluid to apply brake pressure to stop a semi-truck. All commercial motor vehicle drivers must complete a daily report at the end of each driving workday to confirm all truck parts and equipment […]

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How Trucking Companies Work to Preserve Finances After a Truck Accident

Key Points: Trucking companies will try to use contributory negligence to avoid paying compensation in trucking accidents. By proving their driver wasn’t “fully” at-fault, it can potentially reduce their cost or allow them to pay nothing. Trucking companies will use various evidence, including cell phone records, witness statements, videos, and driving and medical records, to […]

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A dumptruck, or other construction-related heavy duty truck, jumped the curb and sideswiped a small sedan

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: Truck accident cases typically settle for more than car accident cases because the injuries to the victims and the damage caused to passenger cars and trucks are usually much more severe. The value of your case depends on how badly you were injured, the amount of your past and estimated future medical bills, […]

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Georgia, and How Victims Can Seek Compensation

Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Georgia, and How Victims Can Seek Compensation

Key Points: The five most common causes of truck accidents are brake failure, prescription or over-the-counter drug use, driving too fast for road conditions, unfamiliarity with roadways, or inadequate surveillance. Accidents involving truck tires and other debris can cause serious damage to other vehicles. In an accident with a commercial truck, you may have a […]

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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: The best thing to do when you’ve been involved in an accident is to go to the doctor as soon as possible. The Eggshell Rule says when a previous injury or condition was made worse due to an accident, the person who is responsible due to negligence is still accountable for those injuries. […]

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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: Truck drivers who are caught breaking distracted driving laws can be fined up to $2,750 and risk losing their licenses after two offenses. A trucking company that allows its drivers to ignore the federal ban on cell phone use faces a fine of up to $11,000. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]

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An exhausted male truck driver who is parked outside a warehouse, sleeps hunched over his stearing wheel

Can You Prove Fatigue Caused a Truck Accident?

Key Points: While truck drivers may fall asleep at the wheel simply because they had a bad night’s rest, there may be other factors at play. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require truckers and their companies to adhere to numerous safety standards to help ensure the safety of other drivers. These regulations […]

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How to Determine If a Trucking Company Was to Blame for a Truck Accident

How to Determine If a Trucking Company Was to Blame for a Truck Accident

Key Points: Truck drivers may not be the only ones who can be held accountable for a truck-involved accident. The trucking company may also be to blame if there was improper training, failure to service and maintain the truck properly, or if the driver was permitted to work beyond legally-allowed hours. Knowledge of state and […]

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