Trucking Accidents

  • Sleep Apnea is a Major Issue in the Trucking Industry

    … Sleep apnea is a major issue in the trucking industry. In Georgia, in recent years numerous fatal accidents have been caused by drowsy truckers. In past years, little was known about sleep apnea and it was often undiagnosed. However, according to the American Association for Respiratory Care, this condition affects up to 18 million Americans…

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  • How Overweight Trucks Cause Accidents

    … Overweight trucks are a recipe for danger, injury, and deaths on the highways of Georgia. However, if a truck is improperly loaded, we may not always be able to tell. Even a truck driver may not be aware of the hazard until the vehicle tips over on a curve or during a lane change. Every year, about 4,000 people are killed in accidents involving…

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  • Four Semis Are Involved in Fiery I-75 Truck Wreck

    … wreck. Trucking accidents can be truly devastating to the truckers and other motorists who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Earlier this year, a big rig was involved in an eight-vehicle crash in Lawrenceville that killed one and injured 17, we noted in our blog. Often fiery crashes involving big rigs are exacerbated due to the size…

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  • Eight Vehicle Crash in Lawrenceville Kills One, Injures 17

    … Georgia. Fatigue in the trucking industry remains a very serious issue, although the reason why the truck hit other vehicles in Lawrenceville has not been disclosed. If you have been a victim of a Georgia trucking accident, please call our Newnan personal injury lawyer at (404) 913-1529. The post Eight Vehicle Crash in Lawrenceville Kills One, Injures 17 appeared first on Law Office of Michael West. …

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  • The Dangers of Dump Trucks in Georgia

    …. The trucking industry has resisted moves to improve safety measures. Many dump trucks are subjected to harsh conditions and extreme wear and tear. In some cases, a trucking company may have failed to maintain its vehicles in a safe condition or failed to have trained drivers. If you have been injured in a trucking accident or if you have lost a loved one, please call our Atlanta area trucking accident lawyers at (404) 913-1529. The post The Dangers of Dump Trucks in Georgia appeared first on Law Office of Michael West. …

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  • Volvo Develops Automated Trucks

    … liability issues. It’s also a move that may be fought hard by the trucking industry. If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer crash, call our Georgia trucking accident injury lawyer at (404) 913-1529. The post Volvo Develops Automated Trucks appeared first on Law Office of Michael West. …

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  • How Tired Truckers Are a Menace in Georgia

    … Tired truckers are a menace on the roads of Georgia. While crashes caused by fatigued truck drivers are all too common, the situation is unlikely to improve anytime soon. Recently, a move to tighten up the rules relating to trucker driving hours was defeated in Congress following pressure from the trucking industry. A report on PBS noted…

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