Tag Archives: tractor trailer

ABCO Transportation’s record of unsafe driving violations culminates in deaths of two AutoTrader.com employees, injuries to four others

ABCO Transportation, Inc., a refrigerated freight haulder based in Dade City, Florida, has had for several years an unsatisfactory record of unsafe driving violations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. When a trucking company has a record as bad as ABCO, often there are issues of management turning a blind eye to safety, in … Continue Reading

Governor Deal appoints Ken Shigley to Criminal Justice Reform Council

While my "day job" involves representing individuals and families in serious injury and wrongful death cases across Georgia, part-time public service is also important.  This doesn’t hurt clients, as the time devoted to public service is counterbalanced over time by the exposure and insights gained. 
The following article appears in today’s Fulton County Daily Report:

 
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Traumatic brain injury prevalent among prisoners

In the past week I’ve run across an unexpected convergence between my roles as a trial lawyer handling brain injury cases and as president-elect of the State Bar of Georgia.
Last Friday, I attended a program on criminal justice reform at the American Bar Association office in Washington, along with state government representatives. Among the dizzying … Continue Reading

Five common sense ideas for reducing the risk of truck driver fatigue

Five common sense ideas for reducing the hazard of truck driver fatigue.
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Spinal cord injury client completes year as Ms. Wheelchair California

One of our most inspirational spinal cord injury clients ever is Alyson Roth, who just completed her year as Ms. Wheelchair California. Click here to see her message on Youtube. Coincidentally, one of my wife’s younger relatives was recently selected as Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina.
As an Atlanta, Georgia, attorney focused on catastrophic injury cases, including … Continue Reading

$5,830,000 verdict in Atlanta against drunk driver who killed young mom

As a trial attorney handling catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases in Atlanta, I continue to see how jurors are able to separate the wheat from the chaff and do substantial justice in serious cases.  Frivolous and trivial cases, by contrast, don’t carry much weight with jurors.
This week in the State Court of Fulton County, a … Continue Reading

Driver killed striking rear of parked semi on road shoulder at night

Federal trucking rule requires driver of commercial truck stopped on shoulder of road to activate hazard flashers and place reflective warning triangles within 10 minutes.
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$18 million settlement in four-fatality Missouri truck wreck

As a Georgia trial attorney handling trucking accident cases, I see too many instances of truck driver fatigue and drug usage leading to tragedy.  The pattern is exemplified in a Missouri case.  It has resulted in an $18 million settlement for the deaths of four family members (ages 55, 57, 81 and 94) on the … Continue Reading

Fuel price increases will impact safety

Rising fuel prices hammer truckers, impact safety.
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Electronic on board recorders may be required for trucking

Does anyone really believe the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has the guts to require Electronic On Board Recording devices that would put an end to “comic book” trucking logs?
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