Category Archives: Trucking Wreck Injury

18-wheelers are dangerous, and there are few things worse than a trucking wreck injury, so we have posted stories to help.

Why You Should Never Wait to Speak with an Attorney After a Truck Accident

Commercial trucks are the largest vehicles on the road, in some cases weighing 20 to 40 times more than regular passenger vehicles. These enormous vehicles can cause significant damage when they crash into smaller vehicles, even during collisions involving low speeds. Federal crash data shows that 3,500 to 4,000 people are killed in truck accidents each year. Countless others suffer life-altering injuries. Some truck accidents are caused by negligent commercial drivers. These are cases where you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries or loss. In these situations, it is important to act quickly by speaking with an attorney. You should never wait to hire an attorney after a truck accident because: Crucial evidence can disappear. Federal regulations require commercial trucking companies to retain certain types of evidence after accidents. Evidence might disappear if enough time passes. Hours of service logs, the truck’s black box and other important…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accidents in Georgia?

US Department of Transportation statistics show that 3,986 people died in truck accidents during 2016. In Georgia, there were 179 truck accident fatalities that same year. A previous blog discussed truck accidents involving logging trucks. However, there are other types of truck accidents that frequently occur in Georgia. Common truck accidents in Georgia include but are not limited to: Lost load accidents. Commercial trucks may sometimes lose the loads they are hauling. In many cases, this occurs when loads are not properly secured. Debris can fall from a commercial truck and hit other motorists. Some objects, such as logs, are capable of causing catastrophic injuries or deaths when they strike other vehicles. Fatigued driving accidents. Truck drivers can fall asleep at the wheel and hit other motorists. Fatigued driving accidents may occur when truckers violate hours-of-service rules. In other cases, truckers may be suffering from untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Certain…
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Why Are Logging Trucks Dangerous for Georgia Motorists?

Logging trucks are a common sight in Macon and across Georgia. You probably see the logging trucks during your day-to-day travels. These trucks are also a cause of Macon truck accidents that involve injuries or deaths. Last month, three people suffered injuries after a logging truck flipped over at the intersection on Jefferson Road. Police said the logging truck driver ran through a red light. Logging trucks are heavy vehicles, even when they are not fully loaded. Minor collisions with these vehicles can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Logging trucks may crash for reasons that include but are not limited to: Improperly secured loads. There are multiple types of accidents that may occur when logging truck loads are not properly secured. Logs may come loose and hit other motorists. In addition, unsecured logs may shift while the vehicle is in motion. This may cause the truck to tip over…
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