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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

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

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