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Year: 2019

After someone else’s actions or decisions leave you physically injured, you may wonder what legal rights you have to recover damages. The person who can help you explore your legal options is known as a personal injury lawyer. Here are the services a personal injury lawyer typically performs for a…

In Georgia, all people who want to drive a commercial big rig, defined as either a single vehicle or a combination of vehicles weighing 226,001 pounds or above, must become qualified by obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL). A CDL is obtained through stringent testing, in which a prospective driver’s…

People who drive while impaired by alcohol cause accidents. Nationwide, 28 percent of all accidents involve people impaired by alcohol, defined as having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. In Georgia, the percentage is slightly higher, at 29 percent. Consumption of alcohol causes impaired judgment, slowed reflexes,…

When we think of motor vehicle accidents, we most often picture collisions between vehicles. But that is not always the case. Sometimes, a collision happens between a vehicle and cargo that has fallen from another vehicle. In this type of collision, known as a falling cargo accident, the vehicle the…

Commercial trucks bring products to people and businesses throughout the United States. In fact, 71 percent of all the freight (by ton) in the U.S. is carried by commercial trucks. The products you purchase at the mall, the heating oil for your home, and the car you may have purchased…

If you have a neck injury and someone else caused it, you might need a personal injury lawyer. But you are not alone. Over three million people suffer neck injuries every year in the United States. In 2018, 570 individuals with spinal cord injuries were treated in Georgia hospitals. Car…

Unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death in the United States. These deaths cause significant emotional and financial suffering for those left behind, particularly when caused by someone else’s careless or reckless actions. A fatality caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional actions is known as wrongful death. Of…

You might never think about common trucks on the road unless you hear a country song extolling big rigs, like “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses” or “Roll On (18 Wheeler).” Even then, you may pay more attention to the melody than to the subject matter. But drivers of all…

There were 1,540 deaths in Georgia caused by motor vehicle crashes in the last year for which statistics were available. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 19,405 serious injuries resulted from those accidents as well. Traffic accidents, in other words, take an enormous physical, emotional, and financial toll…

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), which is the agency responsible for regulating the trucking industry, estimates well over 100,000 truck accidents resulting in injury each year on the nation’s interstates, highways, and byways. This includes almost 5,000 fatal truck crashes. A semi-truck, when fully loaded, can weigh up…

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