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Truck Accidents

Homicide Charges Against Driver and Trucking Company for Deaths of Five Georgia Southern Students

Posted on - Friday, August 5, 2016

You likely recall the horrific story from last year about a tractor-trailer collision in Bryant County that took the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University and injured two others. I use the word “collision” purposefully, because first-degree...

An ATV Can Be a Blast – If You Keep It Safe

Posted on - Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer in Georgia means it’s time to be outside. For a lot of folks, being outside includes being on an ATV. While these vehicles are fun to ride, too often they are treated as toys. Riding without training or safety...

Truck Safety is Getting Worse. Congress Isn’t Helping (Shock).

Posted on - Friday, May 27, 2016

In this boisterous election year, it can be easy to forget that beyond the rhetoric and rallies, the people we elect to office enact – or fail to enact -laws and policies that can have a big impact on our...

Tanker Trucks Pose Explosive Dangers

Posted on - Monday, March 28, 2016

All large tractor-trailers pose dangers for other drivers. Fatigued or impaired drivers, faulty equipment, and scores of other factors which cause trucking accidents lead to tragedies every day that injures and kills thousands of Americans every year. But tanker trucks, which often...

“Chameleon” Truck Companies: How Bad Truck Drivers Stay on the Road

Posted on - Friday, March 18, 2016

There are any number of ways that truck drivers and trucking companies can try to cover-up their negligence or avoid responsibility for damages, injuries, or deaths they cause. For example, trucking companies have been known to falsify their records to hide the...

When are Trucking Accidents Most Likely to Happen?

Posted on - Friday, February 12, 2016

A catastrophic trucking accident can happen anytime and anywhere on roads and highways across Georgia and across the country. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were 1,065 traffic fatalities in Georgia through October 19, 2015, up from 943 deaths during...

How do Truck Drivers Cause Big-Rig Accidents? Let Me Count the Ways.

Posted on - Monday, February 1, 2016

There are many reasons for the tens of thousands of tragic tractor-trailer accidents that happen every year. Many of the incidents are caused by mechanical failures. However, the vast majority are the result of driver error, negligence or other factors...

How Trucking Companies Use Falsified Records to Cover Up Negligence

Posted on - Friday, January 29, 2016

As the old song from Smokey & the Bandit goes: “we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.” This could also be the motto of many truck drivers and trucking companies. Drivers get paid...

Why Trucking Accident Lawsuits are Different from Car Accident Suits

Posted on - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2015 was a particularly tragic year for tractor-trailer accidents on Georgia’s highways. During the first half of this year, it seemed as if the news was filled every week with horrific reports of fatal collisions involving big rigs, like the two...