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Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous Published in truck accident on October 14, 2019.

Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more dangerous. If you’ve been injured… READ MORE

TSC Recommends NHTSA mandate AEB on all large trucks Published in truck accident on September 3, 2019.

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) has called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology in all large commercial trucks, but so far, NHTSA has failed to rule on the matter. Truck accidents account for many of the most horrific accidents on our roadways. While AEB safety technology is readily available, commercial trucks… READ MORE

Truck Safety 101: Stay Out of the No Zones Published in truck accident on August 26, 2019.

Car accidents are among the most dangerous and deadly accidents on our roadways. The sheer size differential between massive semis and our own vehicles is dangerous enough. Commercial trucks, however, also have huge blind spots – or no-zones – on every side of them that compound their danger. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck… READ MORE

Truck Drivers Who are Under the Influence of Marijuana Published in truck accident on July 2, 2019.

Over the last few years, many states have started to legalize marijuana. While there are arguable pros and cons to legalization, one of the challenges is identifying a driver who is under the influence of drugs while driving. Truck drivers are in an interesting position, as they travel across the country on a regular basis. In some states, it is… READ MORE

Negligent Maintenance Issues in Truck Crash Cases Published in truck accident on June 10, 2019.

Commercial trucks and tractor-trailers play a vital role when it comes to transporting goods in today’s economy. Since these large vehicles are in almost-constant use, they require significant amounts of maintenance every year. In addition to negatively impacting a business, a poorly maintained truck or tractor-trailer can present a safety hazard to all other vehicles on the roadway at a… READ MORE

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

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  • Truck Driver Health Issues Can be Dangerous
    Truck accidents are exceedingly dangerous accidents that often lead to serious injuries. Truck drivers are professional drivers who – as a result – are held to more exacting safety standards. Trucking, however, is sedentary work that requires long hours behind the wheel. The lifestyle itself can lead to health issues that render truck drivers more […]
  • Holding Distracted Drivers Liable for Serious Injuries
    When you get behind the wheel of your car, you take on the immense responsibility of helping to keep our roads safe for everyone who travels on them. When drivers, instead, allow themselves to become distracted by anything other than safely adhering to the rules of the road, they endanger everyone with whom they share […]
  • Study Indicates that Georgia Drivers Are Among the Worst Tailgaters
    Tailgating means driving too closely behind the vehicle in front of you, and it is dangerous at any speed. In fact, a new study forwarded by WSBTV in Atlanta finds that Georgia’s drivers are among the worst offenders when it comes to this dangerous practice. No matter where you happen to be, however, it’s important […]
  • Common Causes of School Slip and Falls
    When you send your children off to school each day, you expect them to learn in an environment that’s safe for them. If instead, your child is injured, it is very upsetting. The fact is, however, that schools and school grounds can be rife with risk factors related to slip and fall accidents. If your […]