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3 Crucial Trucker Blind Spots You Need to Be Aware Of

Published on Oct 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm in Truck Accidents.

When you’re driving on the highway, you’re going to pass a few trucks. These vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and need more time to slow down and speed up. Trucks have several blind spots where they won’t have any idea you’re there. You should learn these blind spots and a few safety tips to help keep everyone safe on the road.

Sometimes, people aren’t aware of truck’s blind spots and accidents happen. If you live in Georgia and have been in a truck accident, you need an Atlanta truck accident lawyer. Bey & Associates has experienced lawyers who will give you the assistance you deserve.

What Could Potentially Harm My Georgia Truck Accident Claim?

Published on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm in Truck Accidents.

Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident requires patience and organization when you want to do anything but wait or keep track of reports and forms. You’re trying to get your claim to the insurance company. You might have to do this while recuperating from injuries you got in the accident.

Insurance companies don’t automatically approve claim forms, so you should focus on doing all you can to help your claim form. Some of your actions at the scene of the accident or after might jeopardize your truck accident claim.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident, you need a truck accident lawyer. Bey & Associates can help. Our team of experienced and compassionate lawyers will work as hard as they can to get you results.

What to Do When You See an Unsafe Truck Driver in Georgia

Published on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm in Truck Accidents.

Commercial truck drivers in the state of Georgia are required to follow Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations which dictate safe driving speeds, etc., as well as the conditions during which a trucker must stop and rest for the night or take a break from driving. Trucking agencies must also follow FMCSA safety standards when manufacturing or equipping new rigs. Both measures help ensure that truckers drive as safe as they possibly can.

Despite these regulations being in place, however, truck accidents happen on an all-too frequent level in our state. We’ve all driven next to a driver of an 18-wheeler who’s swerved slightly without warning and almost frightened us. What you may not know is that all drivers have a legal right to report commercial truck drivers who are driving unsafely or carrying cargo in an unsafe manner.

Who’s at Fault for a Georgia Trucking Accident?

Published on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm in Truck Accidents.

Trucks are large, dominating, dangerous forces on Georgia roadways.  Collisions involving semi trucks are more damaging and more deadly than collisions involving only cars.  This is because the massive size of a semi truck produces a powerful force that is too much for a passenger car to defend.

Many assume that the legal process for personal injuries resulting from trucking accidents is the same as personal injuries resulting from car accidents, but this is not the truth.  Trucking accidents differ from car accident cases in that more than one party may be held liable.  These cases can actually be quite complicated, and it is important to seek the help of an attorney who is experienced in handling truck accident cases in the state of Georgia.

Common Georgia Truck Accident Myths Debunked

Published on Jul 3, 2017 at 6:50 pm in Truck Accidents.

A fair number of major truck accidents occur on the interstates around Atlanta. Georgia drivers aren’t strangers to the destruction and devastation that semi trucks and other large commercial trucks can cause. Everyone knows that large truck wrecks can be deadly, but what you may not know is that many Georgia residents do not understand the facts about these accidents and how they can be avoided.

When we collectively understand the facts and can decipher fact from fiction, we can begin to learn how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe when driving next to semi trucks on busy streets and interstates. Here are 4 common Georgia truck accident myths debunked:

4 Tips for Driving Safely Around Semi Trucks in Georgia

Published on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm in Truck Accidents.

Semi trucks, big rigs, 18-wheelers, and other large commercial trucks cause a considerable amount of devastation on Georgia’s highways. Around Atlanta, especially, we see a large number of dangerous truck crashes that result in fatalities. Atlanta’s highways are some of the most dangerous in the nation.

Since large trucks carry so much weight and sheer force behind them, a smaller passenger vehicle and its occupants almost always receive the brunt of the resulting devastation when an accident occurs. Big rigs are also large, noisy, and make wide turns. It’s unsurprisingly common for drivers to feel unsettled or uncomfortable when driving next to large trucks.