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Shiver Hamilton Campbell Recently Resolved A Tractor Trailer Crash Case For $2,000,000

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

We were recently referred a tractor trailer case arising out of a South Georgia from a local firm. Our client had the right of way when a tractor-trailer driver suddenly turned left.  Witnesses claimed our client was speeding.  Our attorneys and reconstruction experts were able to demonstrate that the tractor trailer driver could have… Read More »

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Trucking Company Tries To Shift Blame To Injured Victim For GA-84 Accident

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Commercial tractor trailers can create a significant hazard when their drivers fail to follow basic traffic laws and common sense. Trucking accidents often leave the non-truck driver with serious, life-threatening injuries that often require substantial and expensive medical care. So when a truck driver’s negligence is the cause of an accident, both the driver… Read More »

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Fatal Box Truck Accident Occurs in Douglasville

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

Authorities have reported that a woman was killed as a result of a Douglasville box truck accident on Saturday night. The victim has yet to be identified, however, eyewitnesses report that the box truck struck a gray Honda Sedan. The deadly crash pushed the vehicle into the parking lot of the adjacent liquor store… Read More »

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18-Wheeler Accident in Peach County on I-75 South Causes Serious Injury and Death

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

On Sunday a fatal truck accident occurred on I-75 Southbound in Peach County that left three people injured and one person dead. The Georgia Department of Transportation announced the deadly crash on I-75 that happened near the Sardis Church Road interchange on Sunday. Shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, an 18-wheeler truck was traveling… Read More »

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C&H Paving Truck Accident Results in Fatality

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

John Mckie was left dead as the result of a deadly truck crash in Appling on Wednesday, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office reports. The fatal car accident in Columbia County occurred on Cobbham Road in Appling, and was the result of a collision between a Ford F-150 and a dump truck. The dump truck… Read More »

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In Community Van Rear-Ends Semi Leaving 2 Dead and Special Needs Adults Injured

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In the Union City area off I-85 at Buffington Road and Royal South Parkway in Fulton County on July 15, a van that was transporting special needs adults rear-ended a semi-truck. At the scene, two were pronounced dead while the rest of the victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Some of the passengers… Read More »

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Impact of Autonomous Vehicles in the Trucking Industry

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The auto industry has been discussing self-driving (or “autonomous”) cars for years, but it has long seemed like a futuristic concept that would take many years to become a reality. However, as prototypes of autonomous vehicles have begun to hit the roads, questions about the logistics of these vehicles are arising. What role will… Read More »

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Implementation of ELDs in the Trucking Industry

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently imposed a rule requiring the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to record their duty status data. ELDs automatically track trucks’ service hours, location, speed, and other driving statistics.  Drivers have long been required to stay… Read More »

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Trucking Accidents: The Issue of Increasing Truck Weight Limits

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

In early November, the House of Representatives rejected the Safe, Flexible and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act (H.R. 3488), which proposed to raise the federal vehicle weight limit from 80,000 pounds to 91,000 pounds with the addition of a sixth axle. [1]  The issue of increasing truck weight limits has come up repeatedly over the… Read More »

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Trucking Accidents: Hit by a Delivery Truck? Know Your Rights.

By Shiver Hamilton Campbell |

When you’ve been involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, your first thought probably isn’t determining how many companies are involved in operating a single truck. But the complicated structure of the trucking industry can quickly become an additional headache for drivers injured in trucking accidents. Typically, employers are responsible for the negligence of… Read More »

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