Crashes involving semi trucks are often catastrophic. That’s due in part to the size and heavy weight of tractor-trailers, but many fatalities and serious injuries occur because of a largely preventable phenomenon—one called underride. Underride happens when a passenger vehicle slides under the truck or trailer. This can turn even a low-speed crash deadly, as ... Read More
Are trucking drive-time regulations about to change? In August 2019, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced proposed changes to the regulations that limit how long truckers can spend behind the wheel. These drive-time regulations, or “hours of service,” tightly control how long truckers are allowed to drive, when they must take breaks and ... Read More
Large trucks, tractor trailers, big rigs and semis make up 4% of all registered vehicles in the US, and yet they are involved in 8% of all fatal crashes, with approximately 4,000 people killed each year. It is important to know how to respond if you’re in an automobile accident, but prevention is the ideal solution. ... Read More
When you look at your calendar in the morning, being involved in a car crash isn’t part of your daily plan. Unfortunately, vehicle wrecks – whether they are car accidents, motorcycle accidents or large truck accidents – are common occurrences in Macon, Warner Robins, Dublin, and surrounding areas in Middle Georgia. At Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, car accident ... Read More
The windows are rolled down, music is blasting and you’re headed to the pool, lake, or beach for a relaxing weekend getaway. You don’t have a care in the world. However, vacation time does not mean that you should let your guard down while on the road.