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Tragic Douglas County Georgia Tractor Trailer Trucking Wreck

As I've written about before, trucking collisions often cause the most serious injuries and can result in multiple fatalities if the impact is severe enough. Unfortunately, the impact of a 75,000 lb. truck is almost always devastating. Trucking cases are a large part of my practice and I hate to see when negligent drivers cause wrecks like this. Two women were killed and four people were hurt in a major tractor-trailer collision in Douglas County Georgia on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The tractor-trailer involved struck the driver's side of a Nissan Sentra, hurdling both vehicles into the southbound land of I-20....

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Trucking Cases Are Different – Georgia Trucking Attorney

Trucking cases are not like car wreck cases. We handle all types of commercial vehicle cases but the trucking cases are regulation-intensive, and this is a good thing. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations apply to both interstate and intrastate motor carriers. This means that whether the motor carrier operates in Georgia only or throughout other state as well, there are safety regulations that the motor carrier and driver must follow. These regulations range from maintaining driver logs to document the number of hours driven to requirements for inspections and post-accident drug testing. These regulations are critical for the safe...

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