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 operation of motor carriers because while we need safe transport or materials, the motoring public is at risk of serious injuries if these regulations are not followed. When truck drivers and their carriers neglect the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, tragedies occur. Last night, October 15, 2012, a person was killed when a tractor trailer collided with three cars in Fulton County, near the Atlanta Airport. The crash happened just after 11:30 P.M. when the tractor trailer ran a red-light and t-boned another passenger vehicle, a Nissan Altima. The story can be found here. Earlier this year, I handled a very important case highlighting how the failure to follow the federal regulations can result in serious injury. The case involved our client, who was driving down the highway when she was hit by a truck and run off of the road by a driver that should not have been behind the wheel of of the 56,000 truck. The case ultimately resolved for a confidential amount after the verdict was reached and was several multiples of the insurance policy limits. Call Robert Glass if you need assistance in a tractor-trailer case. Robert is of counsel with the prominent plaintiff’s firm Cash, Krugler & Fredericks. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer “Rising Star” for the past two years in a row, an honor bestowed on just 2.5 percent of Georgia’s lawyers under the age of 40. Robert was also nominated as a National Trial Lawyer’s “Top 40 Under 40,” a similar national recognition. We only take the cases we intend to try – that’s how we get our clients the results they deserve.