There are federal limits to the size of trucks on the road. The law allows twin 28-foot tractor-trailers, but does not allow twin 33-foot trailers. The 2016 appropriations bill included a provision to change the rules to permit twin 33 foot tractor trailers but the issue is hotly debated. In fact, even trucking groups split on the issue. atlanta truck collisions

The American Trucking Association is neutral, while Americans for Modern Transportation is in favor of allowing longer twin tractor trailers and the Truckload Carriers of Association is opposed.

The Truckload Carriers Association is concerned about the cost of paying for a new fleet to stay competitive, while Americans for Modern Transportation believe that allowing for longer trucks could help to improve efficiency. What is most important, however, is safety.  If longer trucks are allowed and more accidents happen, more motorists could be hurt or even killed in truck crashes.

Trucking companies who use these longer trucks could be held liable for any losses, as could truck drivers if the truckers operate the trucks in unsafe ways. An Atlanta truck accident attorney can provide assistance to all truck accident victims hurt in collisions, regardless of the size of the trucks which cause them injury.  Continue Reading

Daylight Savings went into effect on March 12. This change in the clocks may seem harmless, but unfortunately it can actually increase the risks of an Atlanta motor vehicle accident occurring. According to WTOP, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown a significant increase in deadly automobile accidents when the clocks change.  This increased risk of a deadly collision lasts for a full six days after the time change. Atlanta car accidents daylight savings

Drivers need to be aware that daylight savings time can make the roads more dangerous. Motorists need to ensure they are being responsible behind the wheel at all times. If a driver causes a collision to occur because he’s not driving safely or following the rules of the road, that motorists could be sued by victims of a collision he causes, or could be sued by the family members of victims if a crash is fatal.

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to determine if they have a claim, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a crash.  Continue Reading

Drivers who use alcohol present a danger to themselves and to others. Drunk driving is widely known to be among the most dangerous behaviors on the road and campaigns like Just Say No have been very helpful in reducing drunk driving. However, there are still thousands of deaths annually due to driver impairment. drugged driving accident lawyer

While drunk driving deaths have declined dramatically, it is not only alcohol which causes motorists to be too impaired to drive safely. Medications, including prescription medications, can also prevent a driver from being able to operate his or her vehicle in a manner that is safe and that doesn’t put everyone on the road at risk.

If you are involved in an accident and the driver was impaired by alcohol or impaired by other drugs, you should take appropriate legal action to make the impaired driver pay for damages. This is true regardless of the substance causing the impairment. An Atlanta drugged driving accident lawyer can help you to make your case to get compensation if a driver caused your crash due to alcohol or drug use.

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A disturbing new study released recently by AAA Traffic Safety Foundation should be cause for concern for every Atlanta motorist. The study shows young adult drivers ages 19 to 24 do not take driving dangers seriously. In fact, motorists in this demographic group tend to engage in high risk behaviors behind the wheel and many of these young motorists find dangerous driving behaviors to be acceptable.  atlanta accident risks of young drivers

When young adult drivers engage in high-risk behavior, they put every motorist who is on the road with them at risk of being hurt or killed. If a young adult driver causes an accident to happen, victims need to know how to pursue a claim to get compensation from this irresponsible motorist who hurt them. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims or their families to take appropriate legal action in a wrongful death claim.

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President Donald J. Trump entered office with a commitment to cut regulations and, in meetings with business leaders during his first week in office, President Trump suggested regulations might be cut by 75 percent or more. One industry looking forward to regulations being slashed is the trucking industry. Many trucking advocacy groups have long advocated for various rules to be repealed and for regulations to be changed to lessen compliance burdens on truck drivers. These advocacy groups are hopeful they will have an ally in the White House who can successfully cut regulations with the help of a Republican congress. Atlanta truck accidents

While cutting regulations can sometimes make sense, there are many situations where regulations are in place because the rules are needed to stop dangerous behavior and save lives. If too many important regulations are rolled back, the risk of truck accidents could rise significantly and there could be more people hurt or killed on Atlanta roads.

Preventing this undesirable outcome is vitally important and trucking companies and truck drivers must continue to follow best practices for safety, even if rules change. If truckers and trucking companies engage in unsafe behavior and cause crashes to happen, victims of these accidents can pursue a legal claim for compensation with help from an Atlanta truck accident lawyerContinue Reading

Aggressive driving is very dangerous. Unfortunately, many motorists will give into their anger at some point on the road and will drive in an aggressive and dangerous way. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported recently that the vast majority of U.S. drivers becomes aggressive while driving at least some time over the course of every year. Atlanta road rage accidents

Accidents caused by aggressive drivers are preventable, and should never happen. If you or someone you love is involved in a crash that is caused by a motorist’s road rage, you should pursue a case for full and fair compensation for both financial and compensatory damages. An Atlanta car accident attorney can provide assistance in taking legal action when your life is changed because a driver could not keep his temper.  Continue Reading

Drowsy driving has become a leading cause of car accidents, largely because few people are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  Missing even a few hours of sleep per night could significantly increase the chances a drowsy driving collision will occur. These collisions can cause serious injuries or fatalities, and often it is someone besides the sleepy driver who is hurt or killed if a collision happens. Atlanta drowsy driving deaths

If a serious or deadly car accident occurs, it is important for crash victims or families of victims to understand what their rights are and to pursue a claim for compensation against those who hurt them. An Atlanta car accident lawyer helps with both personal injury and wrongful death claims following a drowsy driving crash.  Continue Reading

Sunday February 5th is the Super Bowl.  Each year, the Super Bowl is a time for people to get together with friends and enjoy the biggest football game of the year. Unfortunately, it is also a dangerous day on the roads, as there is an increase in motor vehicle accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. Atlanta super bowl car accidents

Motorists should be aware of the added risks of collisions on Super Bowl Sunday and should try to take steps to stay safe. Unfortunately, even if you are responsible and careful when driving on this day, other motorists on the road may not be careful.

If you or someone you love is involved in an auto accident and injury or death occurs, you should contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer for assistance in getting monetary compensation for financial and non-economic loss.  Continue Reading

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding kills close to 10,000 people each year. Speeding makes the roads much more dangerous, and it increases the chances a car crash will occur. If a collision happens at a higher speed, the chances the auto crash will be deadly are also much higher.  Despite the fact most people are aware that speeding can be really risky, a lot of drivers unfortunately continue to persist in violating speed limit laws. There are numerous reasons why drivers tend to speed, even despite being made aware of the dangers of this risky behavior. Atlanta speeding accidents

If a driver opts to exceed the speed limit or to drive faster than it is safe to travel based on the conditions of the road, the driver can be held accountable if a collision occurs. Victims of a speeding accident should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to determine how best to pursue a claim to recover compensation for car accident loss.  Continue Reading

The population is getting older, and young people are getting their licenses later. Because of these two factors, the average age of people who drive is rising. Older drivers are safer, in some ways, than other motorists. However, there is a substantial risk that older drivers will continue to operate their vehicles past the point where it is safe for them to do so. Older drivers tend to experience physical and mental impairments at some point in the aging process that affect their abilities to be safe drivers. If they do not voluntarily stop on time, they could hurt themselves or others. senior driving accidents

If an accident is caused by a senior driver, victims should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to get help pursuing a claim for compensation.  States have some laws aimed at preventing senior driving collisions, but unfortunately these restrictions may not be enough to address the realities of the aging population.  The problem is, there are various factors in place that are making it harder for legislatures to make new rules for senior drivers, even though passing stricter regulations could be important to public safety and health.

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