Different License Types

Categories: Trucking

Since 1986, the federal government has required the possession of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate certain vehicles like semi trucks, tractor-trailers and buses. With so many large vehicles available today, including many that are frequently operated by everyday drivers in the form of recreational or light contracting vehicles, more drivers than ever are…

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The List of Possible Defendants in a Trucking Accident Case

Categories: Trucking

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Experienced Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident with another passenger vehicle, identifying the defendant is easy: it is the driver of the car. When you are injured in an accident with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, the defendant is not as easily picked out of the crowd. There…

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Large Trucks – Shockingly Dangerous

Categories: Trucking

Large truck crashes are responsible for approximately 4,000 fatalities and 100,000 injuries per year. In 2012, 333,000 large trucks were involved in traffic accidents. Several factors are largely responsible for truck accidents, including driver training (or lack thereof), driver negligence, trucking company negligence, inadequate maintenance, and parts malfunctions. One example of driver error is fatigue…

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Three Killed in South Georgia Ambulance Accident

Categories: Car Accident Prevention

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, three lives were lost last week in a tragic ambulance accident that occurred in Georgia. Two paramedics and a patient in the vehicle died when the vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer as it was speeding down a highway. Authorities say that the crash happened at about 5:00 a.m. on the…

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Why Tractor Trailer Cases are Different

Categories: Trucking

After defending the tractor trailer companies for years, I now spend my time representing those who have been injured by the negligence of tractor trailer drivers.  Handling a tractor trailer case is much different than a standard car accident case.   There are many issues and laws that are specific to 18 wheelers, semi trucks,…

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