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Truck Accidents

Summer Truck Tire Blowouts

Large commercial trucks are crucial for the Georgia economy, but they must also be regularly inspected and maintained in order to ensure safety. It is not uncommon to see large truck tires on the side of the highways throughout the state, and these tires can lead to significant accidents and injuries. Here, we want to explore why truck tire blowouts are more likely to occur during the summer months as well as who could be held liable if a person sustains an injury or property damage as a result of a tire blowout. Tire Blowouts Can Lead to Severe Injuries… read more

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What is MCS-90 in a Truck Accident?

Accidents involving larger commercial trucks often result in devastating injuries for those involved. However, commercial truckers are required to carry additional types of insurance above and beyond what is required of traditional motorists. This includes commercial insurance policies as well as an MSC-90 endorsement. An MSC-90 endorsement is an amendment to a truck driver’s auto insurance policy that guarantees a minimum amount of compensation to those injured in an accident caused by a trucking company or the truck driver. Here, we want to examine how an MSC-90 endorsement could impact your truck collision claim. Explaining the MSC-90 Individuals who have… read more

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Georgia Truck Accident FAQ

Truck accidents often lead to devastating injuries for those involved, particularly those riding in traditional passenger vehicles. When these crashes occur, it may be necessary for those involved to seek assistance from a skilled and experienced truck accident attorney to help them recover the compensation they need. Here, we want to take some time and discuss the most commonly asked questions that truck accident victims have in the aftermath of these incidents. Not every question victims may have can probably be answered on a single page, and we strongly encourage you to reach out to an attorney for assistance as… read more

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What to Do When a Truck’s Cargo Caused an Accident

When you are on the roadway traveling next to a large commercial truck, the last thing you need to worry about is cargo flying off and causing an accident. Unfortunately, these incidents do occur. The challenging part of these accidents comes with determining liability. Who is responsible for an accident caused by unsecured cargo? It is incredibly important for any person who sustained injuries or property damage in these types of incidents to recover the compensation they are entitled to. How do These Accidents Occur? There are various ways that accidents can occur due to unsecured cargo in the back… read more

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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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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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