Category: Truck Accidents

Unlicensed CDL Driver Trucking Accident

Unlicensed CDL drivers who cause trucking accidents in Georgia are a hazard to other drivers on the road. All drivers must follow the laws and regulations of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) to ensure that they are licensed and qualified to operate a commercial vehicle safely. Unfortunately, some individuals do not meet these requirements and put others at risk by operating an oversized truck unsafely. If you have been injured due to an accident with an unlicensed CDL driver, it is important to understand your rights. Unlicensed CDL Drivers And Negligence When driving on highways, interstates, and other roads, unlicensed CDL drivers who cause trucking accidents create a severe hazard to all other drivers and passengers. These unqualified drivers often lack the necessary skills to adequately control their vehicles in all circumstances, potentially resulting in severe collisions or rollovers that could harm countless individuals. With the size of…

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Truck Accident Lawyer

If you've been in a truck accident, hiring the right attorney can be the difference between receiving a successful settlement and getting stuck with unaffordable medical bills. To help you find an attorney that specializes in trucking cases, here are some essential questions you should ask when interviewing potential lawyers for your case. What type of truck accident cases do you handle? Before hiring an attorney, you should know what type of cases they specialize in. Inquire about the types of trucking accident cases they typically take on — some may only handle cargo-related issues, while others are more experienced with interstate and intercity regulations. Knowing your lawyer's experience will help you determine if they have the expertise to properly represent you in court. How long have you been in practice? Asking about an attorney's experience is one of the most pertinent questions to ask. The more experience they have,…

Georgia Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured because of a tractor-trailer accident in Georgia, you could consult with a tractor-trailer accident lawyer. They will help you recognize your legal options, including how to bring an effective insurance claim or lawsuit. Dozier Law has substantial experience helping injury victims get the compensation they deserve. We will be there for you. To learn more, contact Dozier Law for a free consultation by calling (888) 239-2129 or contacting us online. Causes Of Tractor-Trailer Accidents Tractor-trailer accidents can cause devastating effects on those surrounding them on the highway. These large vehicles and their cargo can weigh up to 40 tons. In addition to its weight, it has a higher center of gravity since it is so tall, making it less stable and more prone to tipping over. Being a truck driver can involve driving for many consecutive hours daily. Some of the most…

Georgia Unsecured Or Improperly Loaded Truck Accidents

Even in the best circumstances, an accident with a big truck can have severe and debilitating consequences. Because big delivery trucks are large and can reach high speeds, the results of an accident involving a truck can be particularly serious. What makes an accident with a truck even more dangerous is the cargo they carry. Depending on who owns or operates the truck or who has hired the truck to transport cargo, the details about what they are hauling can vary dramatically. Depending on the type, size, and weight of these vehicles, a fully loaded big truck can weigh almost 100,000 pounds. If a passenger vehicle is involved in an accident with a truck that heavy, the results could be devastating or even fatal. When trucks are transporting cargo, the likelihood and effects of the accident increase if the vehicle is not loaded properly. This article will discuss the circumstances…

How Georgia Truck Accident Claims Differ From Car Accident Claims

If you are involved in a truck accident in Georgia, you need to contact an experienced truck accident attorney. Cases involving truck collisions differ in important respects from typical passenger vehicle accidents. These accidents tend to cause more severe injuries, which can require longer-term care. Dozier Law's truck accident lawyers are trained to collect evidence unique to drivers with commercial driver's licenses. This evidence can be critical in your case. Truck Accidents Usually Involve More Severe Injuries A fully loaded commercial truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds. That is 27 times the average weight of a passenger vehicle. At impact, a loaded truck will collide with the force of 20 passenger automobiles. The resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Common injuries from truck accidents include death, dismemberment, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, brain injuries, broken bones, soft tissue injuries, internal bleeding, and organ damage. Some of these injuries may not be…

Georgia Truck Accident Lawyer

If you are anywhere on Georgia’s roads, chances are that you see trucks all around you. The last thing you want is for one of these massive vehicles to plow into your vehicle and leave you with life-altering and possibly deadly injuries. As a safe driver, you can only do so much to prevent this from happening. If you happen to fall victim to a truck driver’s carelessness, then you may have the right in Georgia to sue them and their employer for compensation. The skilled truck accident lawyers at Dozier Law provide you with some important information about how truck accidents occur, and what you should do to protect your legal rights if tragedy strikes. Common Causes Of Truck Accidents Several factors often contribute to the occurrence of trucking accidents. First, the size and weight of trucks make sudden, emergency stops very difficult. As you can imagine, it takes…

Bicyclist Killed Near Atlanta in Tractor-Trailer Accident

On Monday, August 10, 2020, a bicyclist was killed in southern Fulton County near Atlanta after colliding with a tractor-trailer. EMTs responded to the crash, but it is unknown whether the victim died on the scene or if he died upon transport to a treatment facility. One additional vehicle is said to have been involved, though details regarding why the accident happened, who was at fault, and potential charges are still a mystery. While an investigation is still ongoing, this tragedy serves as a good reminder to always receive medical treatment if and when you are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Advice from Dozier Law Firm Assuming your accident injuries are not fatal on-impact, seeking medical treatment immediately following a car or tractor-trailer accident is crucial. Dozier Law Firm, a team of experts in motor vehicle accident representation, explains: "The most important thing you can do following a motor…

Fiery Multi-Vehicle Auto Accident in Atlanta Involving a Tractor-Trailer

On February 1, 2020, two people were killed in a multivehicle accident on an Atlanta-area interstate. The crash involved a tractor-trailer, and it sparked a large fire that produced flames rising 30 feet high. The fire spread across all lanes of traffic, leaving some drivers stuck at a standstill for more than two hours – and others to suffer in the fiery blaze. According to NBC News, “firefighters encountered an inferno as the first crews arrived on the scene [of the auto accident], and subsequent explosions were seen and heard as the fuel ignited.” The accident on I-85 involved multiple vehicles and left two individuals with fatal injuries. Several others were injured, and numerous others suffered property damage to their vehicles. Businesses along nearby Dawson Boulevard were evacuated as a precaution due to their vicinity to the incident, a major headache for Atlanta area commuters. Trucking Companies, Insurance Agencies, and Law…

Police Investigating Truck Accident

Police officers in Georgia work hard to keep the roadways safe for residents and visitors alike. It is not unusual for large trucks to be mixed in with traffic, especially on highways. High speeds, inclement conditions, or driver errors can contribute to a serious truck accident. The sheer size of these vehicles can result in increased risk for injury or death in the event of a crash. Law enforcement has launched an investigation into a recent truck accident, and for officers, this one hit close to home. The victim was an officer from Smyrna, Georgia's police department. For reasons that are still unknown, a semi-truck flipped over and landed squarely on the officer's patrol car. The driver's side of the car was crushed. The officer was taken to a local hospital for immediate treatment of crash-related injuries. The investigation is ongoing, and it is not clear if police have any…

Car vs. Truck Accident Claims 4 Lives In Georgia

In any wreck that involves a car and a big rig, the occupants of the passenger vehicle are at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries and possibly even lose their lives. Such was also the outcome of a truck accident in Georgia that claimed the lives of four people in Decatur. The sheer size and weight of a tractor-trailer, semi-truck, or an 18-wheeler, compared to the size and weight of a passenger vehicle explain most outcomes of such collisions. An accident reconstruction team launched an investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash. According to a preliminary accident report, the accident occurred in a traffic light-controlled intersection shortly before 2:45 a.m. on a recent Monday. Authorities say the car had six occupants, and five were rushed to a hospital. Reportedly, two women and one man, ages 19, 20, and 23, died soon after the accident due to head trauma…

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