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Which Parties are Accountable In Truck Accidents? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on February 25, 2019.

Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking accident?” If an accident involves… READ MORE

Has Georgia’s ‘Hands Free’ Law Created Safer Driving? Published in Car Accidents,Distracted Driving,truck accident on February 18, 2019.

Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points on their licenses, which may… READ MORE

Do more accidents happen on the highway? Published in Car Accidents,Personal Injury,truck accident on January 21, 2019.

  Automobile accidents are a familiar sight on America’s highways. The flashing lights from police cars and ambulances, damaged vehicles, injured drivers and passengers, it all unfolds as other drivers pass by. It used to be that most accidents happened closer to home, but recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicate that the number of urban… READ MORE

Are Truck Accidents More Common in Winter? Published in truck accident on December 31, 2018.

  Accidents can happen at any time of the year. However, winter is a particularly dangerous time for being on the road due to the weather conditions, which result in slippery, slick roads. Additionally, truck accidents also tend to be more common during that time of year, especially during the holidays. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that… READ MORE

How Long do I have to file a Truck Accident Claim in Macon? Published in truck accident on October 29, 2018.

Truck accidents are quite common throughout Georgia. They’re especially common in the bigger cities of the state, where interstates come together and put normal drivers in close proximity to large and dangerous trucks. Macon is no exception to this. In 2014 alone, 155 people died in truck accidents in Georgia. With distracted driving more common today, the numbers appear to… READ MORE

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2018.

Truck accidents are no doubt the most serious crashes on the highways due to the mere size of the vehicles. No passenger vehicle is a match for a big-rig, and loaded trucks can be even more dangerous. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has reported that 12% of all traffic fatalities are the result of commercial vehicle accidents. Even more… READ MORE

What happens legally after a truck accident? Published in truck accident on June 25, 2018.

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety states that since 2010, the number of serious injuries and automobile accidents has steadily increased. By 2016, more than 15 serious traffic injuries occurred in Georgia for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled in the state. Being in an automobile accident is dangerous. However, motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers are terrifying and lead… READ MORE

How long are truck drivers legally allowed to drive for? Published in truck accident on May 25, 2018.

The lifeblood of American commerce is buying, selling and delivering. An extensive interstate highway system allows products to be shipped all over the United States, and to ports that will send them even further. This is both a blessing and a burden. While this traffic spurs economic growth, it also encourages companies to move larger volumes of goods, in shorter… READ MORE

Ways to avoid truck accidents Published in Infographics,truck accident on April 23, 2018.

Large trucks are more dangerous to handle on the road. One act of driver’s negligence could lead to a situation that is beyond anyone’s control. There are several ways that you can drive more carefully in the presence of large trucks.   For more information on our Tifton Truck Accident Lawyers please visit our site.

What Are Some Ways To Avoid A Truck Accident? Published in truck accident on April 10, 2018.

Large trucks are more dangerous to handle on the road. One act of driver’s negligence could lead to a situation that is beyond anyone’s control. There are several ways that you can drive more carefully in the presence of large trucks. Determine the Causes of Common Truck Accidents First, determine the reasons why most truck accidents occur. You’re better prepared… READ MORE

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    Thousands of people are injured in trucking accidents every year. When an accident involves a commercial trucking vehicle, these accidents are often quite serious due to the size and weight of commercial trucks. A common question that accident victims may ask a Macon truck accident attorney is, “who can be held liable for a trucking […]
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    Macon car accident lawyer offices have dealt recently with a new type of traffic regulation passed last year. The Georgia bill HB673, enforced as of July 1, 2018, makes operating a motor vehicle while texting or talking without a hands-free device a punishable offense. Drivers who violate this law are subject to fines and points […]
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