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Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys

Serving Georgia For Over 36 Years

Our Atlanta Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates have seen the firsthand consequences of collisions between 3,000-pound passenger cars and 80,000 pound fully loaded tractor-trailers. Whether the truck crash is caused by driver fatigue, drugged driving, improper maintenance, an overloaded truck or other unsafe trucking practices, other vehicle occupants face significant risks when commercial carriers and truck drivers fail to comply with trucking regulations, established trucking industry safety practices and traffic laws. Semi-truck crashes are more than "car accidents involving a large vehicle;" rather they are complex motor vehicle claims that require specialized knowledge regarding trucking practices, regulations and related issues. This blog provides information on a wide range of issues involved in big-rig collisions in Georgia as a resource to other law firms, and to help provide general information to trucking accident victims about their rights and remedies.

We know that many people have specific questions about their unique situation so we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. Our personal injury law firm welcomes those who have been injured by a negligent truck driver and/or trucking company to call use 24/7 at (1-800-529-6333). You also can contact us via the web using our 24-hour Live Online Chat or Free Case Evaluation Form.

Lawmakers Call for Guards on Trucks: Could Be Saving Lives

March 31, 2020

USA - writes that lawmakers are advocating to have sideguards required on truck trailers throughout the United States. Without effective guards, a car that collides with a trailer can slide beneath the larger vehicle. The result of these so-called underriding collisions are often devastating and violent.*

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Truck Driver Hours Extended Because of Coronavirus: Could a Resulting Increase in Coffee  Consumption Put People at Risk?

USA- writes that truck drivers who drink coffee and energy drinks in larger quantities are more likely to be involved in crashes than those who drink just one cup of coffee a day. As a result of the coronavirus, truck drivers' hours-of-service rules have been put on hold, meaning that many drivers will be traveling for extremely long stretches of time.*

The 411 on 18-Wheeler Trucking Accidents

November 25, 2019

UNITED STATES – According to an online article at,there are several causes of trucking accidents which include impaired, fatigued, inexperienced and distracted drivers.  Recent federal laws have attempted to address these issues but they have had mixed results.*

Who is Liable in an Amazon Truck Delivery Crash?

November 05, 2019

UNITED STATES – Automobile cases against Amazon's delivery network can be quite complex, according to Buzzfeed News and  Over the past few years, Amazon has chosen at times to use independent delivery startup companies rather than FedEx, UPS and the United States Postal Service. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you likely enjoy free shipping on thousands of products, and also, the quick delivery turnaround that this membership offers.  In most circumstances, products arrive within two days, however, more and more products show up at Prime members’ doors within a day.

The Five Most Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

September 23, 2019

Some of the most serious accidents that occur on the roads today involve large tractor-trailers.  According to nationwide statistics, 500,000 accidents in the United States are caused directly or indirectly by tractor-trailers.  Out of these staggering numbers of accidents, approximately 5,000 result in fatalities.  While most truckers are responsible and well-trained drivers, some make mistakes just as do drivers of passenger vehicles.  In this view, the causes of many trucking accidents include the following:*

The Role Trucking Regulations Play in Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims

July 29, 2019

Large truck accidents pose a special threat to other motorists because of the massive size and weight of these large vehicles.  The consequences of a highway collision between a vehicle that tips the scales at 3,000 pounds and one that weighs 25 times that much or more can be devastating for the occupants of the smaller vehicle.  Trucking cases present special issues and challenges that differ from other types of motor vehicle accidents.  The increased danger posed by the bulk of these vehicles has led federal, state, and local governments to pass extensive safety regulations to mitigate the risk to others using the roadways. 

Trucking Company Liability in a Georgia Large Truck Accident

July 21, 2019

It seems clear that someone injured in a large truck accident would look into a legal claim against the truck driver, but that person should also explore the possibility of pursuing a claim against the trucking company, as well. Georgia law allows for injured parties to file claims against both employees and employers under certain circumstances.

Logging Truck Accident Claims in Carrollton, Georgia

July 07, 2019

ffffffCarrollton is an essential junction for logging trucks in the northwest corner of Georgia. Located within a short drive of the Alabama border, Carrollton serves as a gateway for logging trucks entering Georgia from Alabama. Also, the roads leading to Carrollton, such as State Roads 166, 16, and 27, which runs north from Carrollton to intersect with Interstate 20 running east and west through Georgia into Alabama, are filled with logging trucks moving forestry products and equipment into and out of Georgia. As the logging industry continues to thrive in Georgia and Alabama, the number of logging truck accidents may increase.

A Guide to the Legal Issues in Georgia Logging Truck Lawsuits

July 07, 2019

Logging truck accident claims in Georgia fall under the law governing personal injury cases. Because of the specialized nature of the logging industry, Georgia logging truck accident victims should have experienced lawyers, and our attorneys Know What It Takes To Win.TM Our Georgia Logging Truck Attorneys know the complicated legal and practical issues that arise in these types of cases, the nuances of the law and claims processes, as what is necessary to navigate the litigation process.  We fight hard on behalf of each and every client in order to help them and their families obtain justice under the law and valuable compensation for their injuries.

A Quick Guide to Logging Truck Accident Claims in Georgia

July 04, 2019

Georgia’s forestry industry is a crucial component of the state’s economy. The chances are high that you will encounter a logging truck on your travels throughout Georgia because of Georgia’s thriving forestry industry. Therefore, motorists are just as likely to encounter Georgia logging trucks on interstate highways such as I-95 and I-275, state roads, and back-country roads as well. The increase in the number of logging trucks on the road commensurately increase the chances of becoming a victim of a logging truck accident in Georgia.

Leading Causes of Large Truck Accidents in Georgia

June 20, 2019

Large truck accidents are not uncommon in the state of Georgia, and these accidents can have devastating effects on the people involved. Although most tractor-trailer drivers are safe and law-abiding, many large truck accidents are caused by negligence on the part of drivers and trucking companies.

The Primary Causes of Trucking Accidents

May 23, 2019

While most truckers are highly trained and responsible drivers, a select few cause serious and sometimes fatal accidents.  According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), some of the main causes of truck accidents are as follows:

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.