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Hands Off The Cell Phone

The law regarding cell phone usage while driving in Georgia is written such that you can be fined if you are touching the phone while talking with any part of your body while driving, or even paused at a red light. You must be parked to use the phone. Even though, according to a 2006 study you are 23.2 times more likely to crash [ MORE » ]
Hands Off The Cell Phone
Posted in Truck Accidents, News, Car Accidents

Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions

Large “18 Wheeler” vehicles that transport goods on our roads are under increased scrutiny and rules that passenger vehicles are not. A vehicle may be classed as a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) if it has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds (11,794 kilograms) – some exceptions apply (see; FMCSA 383.5). If you have an accident with a commercial vehicle such as [ MORE » ]
Tractor Trailer Operators Face Increased Liability Under Hazardous Conditions
Posted in Truck Accidents, Personal Injury

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What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?

With buses, trucks and tractor trailers, everything is bigger. A truck can be 20-30 times the weight of the average vehicle, and with that factor, all the forces at play in an accident are magnified. The margins of error are smaller as increasingly congested interstates see increasing use by trucks. Distracted drivers, jockeying for position on crowded roads, with truck drivers who may be [ MORE » ]
What’s the Big Deal with Big Vehicles?
Posted in Truck Accidents, Personal Injury

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