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Common Traumatic Injuries After a Truck Accident

Semi-trucks, heavy trucks, tractor-trailer trucks — no matter what they’re called, these large vehicles have the capacity to severely injure or kill travelers or bystanders in the blink of an eye. The average passenger car, weighing in at 4,100 lbs (just over two tons), is no match for a fully loaded tractor-trailer hauling 80,000 lbs...

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Brake Failure is a Common Cause of Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Every day, drivers in Metro Atlanta share roads and highways with tractor-trailers. These giants of the highway are an important part of our economy, transporting goods day and night across the nation. However, there's a hidden danger that can strike at any moment—semi-truck brake failure. The consequences of failed brakes on an 18-wheeler can be...

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When Tractor-Trailer Brakes Fail and Cause Serious Injuries

A significant portion of truck wrecks involve failure of the truck’s air brake systems. According to a 2006 study by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, one of the most common vehicle-related causes of truck crashes was brake failure. Of the 967 truck crashes examined in the study, brake failure accounted for 29.4% of all...

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Most Common Illegal Drugs Involved in Large Truck Accidents

Most truck drivers are underpaid, work overtime, and are pressured to stay awake to make deliveries. Stressed, isolated, and overworked, some drivers turn to drugs to increase their productivity. This tactic can backfire in terrible ways and is more common than many people realize. A 2013 international study found that half of truckers admitted to...

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When Truck Driver Fatigue Causes Accidents

Driver fatigue and exhaustion were among the top 10 reasons for truck accidents, according to researchers studying large truck wrecks. Rising fuel costs, a shortage of drivers, and pressure from trucking companies (more concerned with speed and profit than employee health) mean many drivers are forced to operate their vehicles while sleep-deprived. Refusing to do...

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Alcohol, Drug Use, & Truck Accidents in Atlanta

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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