Tag Archives: trailer
Death by decapitation when big trucks park on the roadside
Rear underride crash test
Death by decapitation due to trailer underride can result when tractor trailers park on the roadside.
The kneejerk response of most people seeing pictures of these incidents is to simply blame the dead person. But it’s not that simple. When an innocent passenger is killed or maimed, some portion of fault is normally apportioned … Continue Reading
Georgia Supreme Court holds that defendant’s delay in resolving traffic charges extends plaintiff’s time to file suit
As an Atlanta trial attorney representing people seriously injured in traffic crashes, I seldom advise procrastination in filing suit as cases seldom improve with age. However, there are exceptions.
Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court held that the two years statute of limitation for personal injury is ("tolled") until the traffic court case against the person at fault is … Continue Reading
$25 million verdict for paraplegic in Chicago
As a trucking safety trial attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, I’ve worked with quite a number of spinal cord injury survivors, and have had some good results. But not as good as the verdict a Chicago jury awarded last week.
In the Cook County case of Chraca v. Miles, an Illinois DOT vehicle collided with another vehicle … Continue Reading
Stem cell treatment to regenerate damaged intervertebal discs?
As an injury lawyer in Atlanta, I have dealt with probably thousands of cases of back injuries involving ruptured or bulging intervertebral discs pressing on nerves and causing pain in the back as well as pain, numbness and tingling radiating down arms and legs. This is probably the single most common injury we see resulting … Continue Reading
Tire defect causes crash, kills 6, paralyzes 1, jury awards $12 million
My personal injury litigation law practice in Atlanta has included a number of serious defective product cases. Among them have been tire defect cases.
Last week, a Texas jury returned a verdict of nearly $12 million against a tire maker after determining that a defective tire caused a wreck that killed six people and left a … Continue Reading
Drive Safer Sunday commemorates young Atlanta man killed by speeding tractor trailer on cruise control
In today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution includes there appears a tragically true story by Steve Owings, whose son was killed by a speeding tractor trailer on cruise control six years ago. In the wake of his son’s death, Steve and his wife founded Road Safe America
Knowing Steve’s motivation to make the roads safer for everyone, I’m taking … Continue Reading
Overweight tractor trailers pose dangers
Trucking safety experts estimate that about 30 percent of tractor-trailers and dump trucks are overweight. Studies show that overweight trucks are more likely to be in accidents. They also roll over more easily and need more time and distance to stop. A truck weighing 120,000 pounds needs 50 percent more space and time to stop … Continue Reading