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Watch Out for More Trucks on the Road at the End of the Year Published in truck accident,Uncategorized on December 9, 2019.

Trucks drive our economy. After all, they deliver the goods that we, as consumers, demand. And demand is never higher than around the holiday season at the end of each year. Commercial trucks are a big part of the traffic we deal with every day, but as we head toward the end of the year, expect to see more of… READ MORE

Truck Accidents in Rainy or Foggy Conditions Published in truck accident on November 20, 2019.

Truck accidents can occur in any weather conditions, but they are more likely when the weather is rainy or foggy. When road surfaces are wet, trucks can hydroplane, causing them to collide with other vehicles. Moreover, foggy conditions can reduce visibility, leading to a collision with another vehicle. Some truck drivers fail to operate their vehicles in accordance with the… READ MORE

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

What are the most common causes of Truck Accidents in Macon? Published in Personal Injury,truck accident on August 27, 2019.

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

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

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  • Watch Out for More Trucks on the Road at the End of the Year
    Trucks drive our economy. After all, they deliver the goods that we, as consumers, demand. And demand is never higher than around the holiday season at the end of each year. Commercial trucks are a big part of the traffic we deal with every day, but as we head toward the end of the year, […]
  • Intoxicated Drivers Are a Huge Risk during the Holidays
    The holidays are nearly upon us, and that means there’s a lot to look forward to. The holidays also mean, however, that there are more  drivers on the road – and increased accidents are the result. The holidays and adult beverages often go together, but when motorists fail to take their responsibility to drive safely […]
  • Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
    If you have suffered an injury or illness while you were at your job and while you were working in the course of your employment, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In some instances, however, employers and their insurance companies deny these benefits for workers’ compensation. For example, your employer might allege that […]
  • Truck Accidents in Rainy or Foggy Conditions
    Truck accidents can occur in any weather conditions, but they are more likely when the weather is rainy or foggy. When road surfaces are wet, trucks can hydroplane, causing them to collide with other vehicles. Moreover, foggy conditions can reduce visibility, leading to a collision with another vehicle. Some truck drivers fail to operate their […]