According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), there were 415,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2020. Nearly a quarter of these wrecks caused injuries, and 4,444 resulted in fatalities. Roughly 5% of truck drivers involved in fatal crashes had alcohol or other substances in their system. Large trucks are complex machines that...Read More
Jackknife Truck Accidents and Injuries — Take Legal Action
Tractor-trailer trucks are a common sight on roadways and a vital part of the economy. They are also incredibly dangerous in the rare instance when something goes wrong. Since we opened our doors in 1993, we’ve helped countless families deal with the aftermath of jackknife semi-truck accidents. Most cases are heartbreaking as they involve life-altering...Read More
Large Truck Rollover Crashes: Who’s Liable?
A large truck rolling over is a terrifying event. Yet this event happens with regularity on Georgia roads and highways. Best case, the truck falls onto its side and slides to a stop with the driver emerging uninjured and traffic backed up for a couple of hours. In the worst-case scenario, the overturned truck crashes...Read More
Critical Facts & Stats: Large Truck Accidents
There are roughly 3.5 million trucks on U.S. roads at any given time. Each year, large truck drivers travel tens of billions of miles to deliver goods and necessities to warehouses and stores. The vast majority of these drivers are cautious and hardworking. Sometimes, though, a driver is underqualified, makes a mistake, or experiences a...Read More
Logging Truck Accidents in Georgia
Auto accidents are the leading cause of death and traumatic injuries for Americans. More than 36,000 people were killed and 2.5 million injured in 2019 due to motor vehicle crashes (CDC). Logging trucks involve a small portion of these statistics but are disproportionately deadly due to several factors, including: Poor truck maintenance Minimally qualified or...Read More
The Deadline for Filing a Truck Accident Lawsuit in Georgia
If a person is injured in a truck accident, they may have the right to file a personal injury claim. Georgia law states that the injured person has up to two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for their injuries. A truck accident attorney who specializes in personal injury law can...Read More
Traumatic Amputation After a Semi-Truck Accident
Thousands of victims suffer traumatic amputations every year in the U.S. The most common cause of traumatic amputation injuries is traffic accidents. Severe motor vehicle accidents, especially ones that involve large trucks and tractor-trailers, sometimes necessitate medical amputations in order to salvage a limb and save a patient’s life. A traumatic loss can affect any...Read More
Hit By a Distracted Truck Driver?
Distracted driving is one of the top contributors to motor vehicle accidents. In 2019, an estimated 424,000 people were injured and more than 3,000 people were killed in auto accidents involving distracted drivers. While less common, distracted driving accidents involving truckers do happen. And a distracted truck driver is a recipe for disaster. A truck...Read More
Lift Truck Accidents: What Are the Most Common Injuries?
Developed in the early 20th century, the lift truck is one of the most important and widely used pieces of equipment to lift and transport materials for short distances. The terms forklift truck, fork truck, and lift truck are interchangeable, although technically lift truck is a more accurate description because not all vehicles of this...Read More
11 Common Truck Accident Questions Answered
Tractor-trailer crashes can leave people with serious injuries and questions — questions they’ve never thought to ask before. We’ve helped victims of truck accidents pick up the pieces of their lives and get justice for injured or lost loved ones. One thing we stress to any potential clients, however, is that filing a claim against...Read More