Monthly Archives: July 2009
When a significant motor carrier collision happens, the pattern response is for the truck driver to immediately call the dispatcher, who calls the risk manager even at home in the middle of the night, who in turn calls in a “rapid response team” – a defense lawyer in the state where the crash occurred in … Continue Reading
Any lawyer who assumes that a large commercial truck crash is just a bigger car
wreck is dangerously naive. Investigation, discovery, technology and law involved in the
crashes of large commercial trucks are substantially different from other motor vehicle
Counsel must be familiar with a national body of trucking law based primarily on the Federal Motor Carrier … Continue Reading
As a trucking safety attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, I have found it is extremely important to network with other attorneys doing the same kind of work throughout the United States.
At the American Association for Justice convention in San Francisco last Saturday, I spoke at the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group seminar on Saturday and had dinner with … Continue Reading
Today I’m heading home from the American Association for Justice annual meeting in San Francisco. On Saturday, I was one of the speakers at the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group seminar. I had a fairly dry topic, though one necessary in these difficult economic times, "Hard Times in Trucking Litigation: What to Do When the Trucking Defendant … Continue Reading
Fatal crashes decline with economy, increased fuel prices, improved safety features.
Former State Trooper, now county commissioner, blasts omission of median barrier cables from rebuilt section of I-85 in Coweta County, Georgia.
Both citizen safety advocates, led by Stephen Owings, an Atlanta financial planner, and the American Trucking Association have joined in seeking rules requiring speed limiting devices on interstate commercial trucks. They say the devices will save both lives and money.
Owings founded Road Safe America after his son, Cullum, was killed on a Virginia interstate in … Continue Reading
The four people killed this week in a fiery crash on I-75 near Valdosta, Georgia, have been identified. They were a family from central Kentucky — Jerome Roberts, 40, Cheryl Collins, 41, MaRhonda Collins, 20, and August Roberts, 11, all of Midway, Kentucky.
The horror of death by fire is almost unspeakable.
How to select a lawyer.
This Tuesday, I had a mostly pleasant interview with the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission. Friends had submitted my name for a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Georgia, and duly flattered I went through the process.
However, I went into it expecting nothing, and was not disappointed when that’s exactly what I got.
I now extend my heartfelt congratulations … Continue Reading