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How Truck Underride Guards Save Lives

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

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,… Read More »

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What Driving Regulations Are Truckers Subject to?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

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… Read More »

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Stay Out of Blind Spots for Safer Driving on Macon’s I-16

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

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… Read More »

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Supporting Semi Truck Speed Limiters Will Help Avoid Accidents

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Last year, five Georgia Southern nursing students were killed in an accident nearby on I-16 involving an out-of-control tractor trailer truck. The driver, who was at the end of his shift and admitted to texting, slammed into the student’s two cars at a high rate of speed. The driver, who walked away from the… Read More »

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Truck Accidents: Who Is Liable?

By Buzzell, Welsh & Hill |

Semi-truck accidents can be extremely scary and often happen unexpectedly. Such large vehicles carry a lot of weight and can cause significant damage to other vehicles in a wreck. Determining fault With truck accidents, it can be difficult to determine liability since there can be many parties and other drivers involved. Pinpointing fault often… Read More »

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