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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.

One of the most significant issues that surface during the course of a logging truck claim is the lack of insurance coverage. Many logging and pulpwood trucks only operate within the state of Georgia. Consequently, these fleets of logging trucks need only carry $100,000 of liability insurance. However, a logging truck that crosses state lines such as into Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, or Tennessee must have $750,000 or more of liability insurance. The difference stems from the rules governing intrastate versus interstate travel. Trucks remaining within Georgia are subject to Georgia’s rules and regulations. Meanwhile, a truck carrying forestry products over state lines must follow federal law.

One of the many reasons Georgia is such a great state to live and work is hard working, proud, and honest people who live in the state. However, filing a logging accident lawsuit in a smaller county in the heart of logging country has its pitfalls. Jurors who sit on logging truck accident lawsuits may have relatives or friends in the logging industry or even themselves make a living in some way connected to it.  The same thing goes with law enforcement officers in the more rural parts of the state that are inextricably intertwined with logging. Police officers might mistakenly take a real hard stance when allegations are made against a truck driver. 

Navigating these issues can be essential in a logging truck accident case. If you have been injured in a logging truck accident, call our attorneys today to learn about your legal rights as well as what types of steps should be taken to protect those rights.  Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim.

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Source:https://dps.georgia.gov/commercial-motor-vehicle-traffic-codes-safety-rules

Category: Truck Accidents

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