Each commercial truck that regularly travels across the roads in Georgia is equipped with a black box that records various data. These devices are mandatory per the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. They're also crucial in proving the circumstances leading...
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How does improper cargo loading lead to truck accidents?
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Sep 23, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Every single day, huge commercial trucks travel across Georgia’s roads. While many of these vehicles are safe, others get into accidents that leave destruction in their wake. Some truck accidents are caused by improper cargo loading. This is how that happens. Cargo...
The prevalence of head-on truck accidents
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Sep 17, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Truck accidents can seriously impact Georgia residents. Head-on collisions can be more severe and can leave victims dealing with catastrophic injuries and even fighting for their lives. Causes of head-on collisions with trucks According to the Federal Motor Carrier...
Statistics that show the severity of trucking accidents
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Sep 12, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Georgia residents are no strangers to seeing trucks passing through their roads. Unfortunately, the increasing presence of such huge vehicles makes it more likely for trucking accidents to occur. These statistics show the severity of these accidents. The rate of truck...
Timelines and truck accident claims
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 29, 2022 | Truck Accidents
When a semi-truck crashes into another vehicle, the devastation might be severe. A tractor-trailer’s size may inflict incredible damage and cost people their lives. Several cars may suffer in a collision with a single truck on a Georgia road, resulting in many...
Truck accident fatalities increased in 2020
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 17, 2022 | Truck Accidents
The year 2020 saw a major increase in the total number of truck accident fatalities in Georgia. This rise was also reflected in other states across the U.S. The total number of fatalities due to truck accidents recorded in 2020 was 4,014. This was 28% higher than the...
Georgia truck accident lawsuits: What you need to know
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Jul 12, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Getting involved in an accident with a truck driver in Georgia brings unique challenges that can make the process of getting your claim somewhat confusing. You should know that the driver may not be the only party responsible for what happened. Long-haul trucker laws...
Top reasons why truck accidents usually take place
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Apr 14, 2022 | Truck Accidents
No one wants to be involved in a motor vehicle accident, and especially in one with a tractor-trailer rig. They also happen far too often in the state of Georgia where pass-through commercial traffic is both abundant and constant. And when truck accidents happen, they...
The differences between semi-truck and car accidents
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 17, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Personal injuries happen with all sorts of wrecks. Victims do not care if their pain comes from a microcar or a big rig. What matters to them is receiving compensation for their suffering. That said, certain elements differentiate these types of accidents. An attorney...
Microsleep episodes can lead to auto accidents in Georgia
On Behalf of Jody D. Peterman, LLC | Mar 3, 2022 | Truck Accidents
Microsleep is a serious risk for truck drivers as well as other drivers on the road. It is an occurrence that can cause any driver to become unable to react to obstacles, curves, other cars or anything else, thereby presenting a danger to everyone. What is microsleep?...
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