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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Dangers of Bobtail Trucks: Accident and Injury Facts

What is a bobtail truck? “Bobtailing” refers to a semi-truck or other large cab without the long trailer or other cargo hitched to it. Truck drivers drive bobtail trucks on their way to pick up a load or after dropping their cargo off. Bobtailing is not the same as “deadheading,” which is when a truck...

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Atlanta Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer’s Guide On What Your Case Is Worth

One question we are often asked whenever a potential client calls our firms is: “What is my tractor-trailer accident case worth?” This is a great question and we can certainly understand why clients would want to know the answer. Their lives have been turned upside down because of someone else’s negligence. They want to know...

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How an Atlanta Personal Injury Law Firm Investigates Tractor-Trailer Accidents

A complete, thorough, and aggressive investigation of the tractor-trailer wreck must occur as quickly as possible. Evidence can be lost. The skid marks at the scene of the wreck could be washed away by rain. Witnesses may not remember as many details if they are not contacted soon after the wreck. Photos of the scene...

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How to Safely Drive Around Large Trucks

Large trucks, also known as tractor-trailers and semi-trucks, are designed to efficiently haul tons of goods over long distances. Their size and limited maneuverability, however, mean that if they are involved in a crash, the damage can be devastating. Wrecks involving tractor-trailers killed more than 4,700 people in the U.S. in 2017 — 195 of...

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What to Do After a Large Truck Accident

There's a good reason why tractor-trailers are nicknamed "40 tons of death on wheels." Even a relatively low impact collision can lead to serious, life-altering injuries or death. A four-door sedan typically weighs around 3,000 pounds. Compare that to a fully loaded truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Every 16 minutes in the...

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