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Truck Accidents

Signs of Truck Driver Fatigue

Any time you are driving on the roadway around larger commercial trucks, you probably take precautions to avoid any possible collisions. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. Collisions with these trucks often result in severe injuries for those inside traditional passenger vehicles. One of the main causes of truck accidents is truck driver fatigue. Here, we want to discuss the signs you can look out for that indicate that a truck driver is fatigued behind the wheel. Armed with this information, you may be able to… read more

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What Is A Jackknife Truck Accident?

Commercial trucks are much larger and weigh much more than traditional passenger vehicles. Accidents involving large commercial vehicles are often devastating for victims. While truck drivers and trucking companies have stringent requirements they must abide by in order to remain safe on the roadway, accidents involving large trucks can and do occur. Jackknife accidents are amongst the most dangerous type of collisions that can occur involving large commercial trucks. Here, we want to discuss what a jackknife truck accident is and what a victim can do in the aftermath to recover compensation for their injuries and property damage. Understanding jackknife… read more

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Rental Truck Accidents In GA

It is not uncommon to see someone driving a moving vehicle such as a U-Haul, Budget Rental, Penske, or other moving truck when you are out on the roadways of Georgia. These vehicles provide a relatively inexpensive way for a person to move their property from place to place, whether this be across town or across the country. However, accidents involving these large moving trucks can lead to severe injuries for those involved. The reality is that it does not take any special certifications to be able to rent and operate these vehicles, and crashes caused by inexperienced drivers are… read more

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What Is A Downtime Claim?

Most people are aware of the most common types of insurance for businesses and vehicles. Insurance provides protection for those who sustain a loss for one reason or another, whether an accident, natural disaster, or other major incident. Truck drivers can sometimes obtain coverage through what is known as a “downtime claim” to get reimbursed for any income they lose for the time while their truck is being repaired after an accident. This is similar to business interruption insurance. It is important to understand what a downtown claim is and whether or not a truck driver might qualify for this… read more

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Is It Illegal to Ride in the Back of a Truck in Georgia?

Riding in the back of a pickup truck is something that many people do not think twice about. After all, this type of behavior is seen on TV shows, in movies, and in music videos with regularity. However, many people may not understand that there are laws in Georgia that regulate this type of behavior. Just because riding in the back of a truck is fun and convenient, that does not mean it is safe. Riding in the back of a pickup truck can lead to serious injuries. Here, we want to discuss what Georgia law says about this and… read more

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What is a Truck’s No-Zone?

When you are driving, you should do everything you can to stay safe. This includes understanding that large trucks have large blind spots. These are called “no-zones” that should be avoided if at all possible. Driving around larger trucks on the roadways can be intimidating. Crashes involving these large vehicles can lead to serious injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a fully loaded eighteen-wheeler can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. When considering that the average passenger vehicle weighs just 4,000 pounds, we can see why understanding no-zones is important. Where are a truck’s blind spots?… read more

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Oversized Load Accidents

Most people have driven down the road and been forced to slow down or wait for a semi-truck carrying an oversized load to go by. These trucks and loads are typically accompanied by escort vehicles. In reality, oversized load vehicles can be very dangerous for both the truck driver and everyone else on the roadway. Understanding oversized load in Georgia is a step towards staying safe on the roadways. What is considered an oversized load? Georgia law tries to balance the interests of public safety with the interests of individuals, companies, and government entities that need to transport large loads… read more

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Understanding Truck Blind Spots for Road Safety

Driving presents many risks those behind the wheel need to manage, one of them being blind spots, or the area of a car that can be difficult to see using mirrors. Being aware of blind spots is critical when driving near trucks, which have more and larger blind spots than the average car. This can result in some very nasty trucking accidents. Here’s more you need to know about blind spots for trucks and what liability truck drivers can face in the event of an accident. How Many Blind Spots are on a Truck? Owing to their size, trucks have… read more

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Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn

Sleep apnea rule officially withdrawn – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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Factors in large truck accidents

Factors in large truck accidents – Truck accidents – Butler Wooten & Peak LLP

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