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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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Motor carrier enforcement targets unsafe tractor trailers and impaired drivers

Trucking enforcement net puts 19% of tractor trailers out of service for safety violations.
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Decapitation by side underride

Here’s an intriguing video about the problem of side underride and the lack of side underride guards on trailers in the US. In viewing this, imagine what happens when a driver comes upon a tractor-trailer pulling out of a side road or driveway at night at highway speed. I showed this at a trucking … Continue Reading

Truck-bus collision in NC injures 50

A Greyhound bus and a tractor-trailer collided Wednesday near Henderson, NC.  The bus plunged down an embankment and overturned, injuring at least 29 people.  The bus was traveling from Richmond, Va., to Raleigh on U.S. 1 when it collided with the tractor-trailer as a tractor-trailer ahead of it made a turn and the bus failed … Continue Reading