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Federal Trucking Regulations Governing Commercial Truck Operators in Georgia

Commercial trucks and other large vehicles are a common sight on Atlanta-area highways. If you drive frequently in the Atlanta metro area, you know how intimidating these large vehicles can be. In fact, commercial vehicles can weigh in at nearly 25 times the average passenger car, which often means that in a collision between these two vehicles the occupants of the passenger car are much more likely to suffer serious injuries, including...

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Does Traffic Congestion in the Atlanta Metro Area Lead to More Car Accidents?

As you probably know if you live in the Atlanta metro area, our city has some of the worst traffic congestion in the country. In fact, in 2018, transportation analytics company INRIX ranked Atlanta the fourth-worst city in the United States for traffic congestion. Residents of the Atlanta metropolitan area experience long, frustrating commutes, losing nearly 108 hours each year to traffic congestion. Although traffic congestion may mean slower...

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Understanding Georgia’s “Super Speeder” Law

Reckless speeders are dangerous to everyone on the road and excessive speeds typically lead to higher fatality rates. Drive defensively and if you are injured by someone who was speeding, let us help you get the compensation you deserve. The Facts Speed-related automobile fatalities are staggeringly high in the United States. In recent years, Georgia has seen a significant increase in the number of speed-related vehicle fatalities with hundreds...

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Woodstock Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses Big Rig Accident Statistics

Every day, tens of thousands of large commercial trucks and 18-wheelers crisscross Georgia’s streets and highways. These hulking vehicles, carrying tons of cargo and large amounts of fuel, must share the road with much smaller passenger vehicles. Driving a truck safely requires more attention, skill, and training than operating a car. Like other drivers, however, truck drivers often drive recklessly, violate safety laws and regulations, or...

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What is The Injury Victim’s Role in a Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit?

In a car accident injury lawsuit, you are not just an injury victim. You are a plaintiff and a party to a legal proceeding. You are a key witness who saw or experienced the events that are at the heart of the lawsuit, as well as a witness who can testify about the injuries you suffered and the impact it has had on your life. You are also the client in an attorney-client relationship; a connection that will play a critical role during the...

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New Georgia Law Bans Use of Handheld Devices While Driving In Effort to Reduce Distracted Driving Tragedies

In 2015, five nursing students from Georgia Southern University were killed when their cars were hit by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver, who was charged with homicide for these senseless deaths, was texting at the time of the collision and completely failed to stop before rear-ending the students. On May 2, 2018, the families of those young people stood behind Gov. Nathan Deal as he signed a new Georgia distracted driving law which...

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