Accidents involving two or more passenger vehicles are much different than accidents involving passenger vehicles and trucks. Accidents involving semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are often fatal for the occupants of smaller vehicles. When not, they are typically much more injurious.
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If you believe there are too many civil lawsuits in America, you are not alone. In fact. A recent poll found that 87% of Americans believe there are too many civil lawsuits, going so far as to call several of them “frivolous.” But here’s the problem: over the past 20 years, civil lawsuits have declined by 80%. And in this time, personal injury lawsuits have also helped save countless lives by holding negligent corporations accountable for their actions.
Truck accidents are often serious and the aftermath can be incredibly confusing. Here, we debunk five popular myths about truck accidents to help you better understand your options. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, the attorneys at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help.
There are significant differences between filing a car accident claim and filing one for a truck accident, not the least of which is determining liability. In a car accident, it can typically be established that one or more drivers contributed to the accident, but when a commercial vehicle is involved, even accidents that seem to be driver-caused may be much more complex.
Avoiding a truck accident is not always possible, but with the right skills, you can seriously reduce your risks of being injured or killed in a collision with a big rig. The short quiz below tests your knowledge of safe driving behaviors around trucks. Take it today to find out how much you do – and do not – know about protecting yourself and your passengers when driving around large trucks.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has released a statement declaring a Georgia truck driver to be an “Imminent hazard to public safety.” In the statement, the FMCSA sites two infractions – operating a commercial vehicle while intoxicated and fatigued driving – one of which resulted in a multi-vehicle accident. The FMCSA has ordered the Georgia-licensed truck driver to stop operating commercial vehicles immediately.
There's no question that Atlanta's highways are busy. Our bustling metropolis is full of folks commuting to and from jobs all over the metro area. Alongside those drivers are a plethora of commercial trucks moving in and out and around the city.
Trucks are everywhere. Large and small, they deliver goods all over the country to fill the shelves of your favorite retailer or grocery store. Just like any job, truck drivers work long hours and have deadlines, which can lead to some to use drugs to deal with the long, monotonous drives.
Earlier this month, the Today Show on NBC ran a segment on the growing concerns of side underride collisions, which are the collisions that happen when a car crashes into the side of a truck and goes underneath the trailer. These truck accidents have devastating results as over 200 people die from this type of accident every year.