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  • High Profile Bus Crash Calls Attention to Low Federal Minimum Insurance Limits

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 15-Nov-2016

    A fatal bus crash in Palm Springs, California is drawing national attention to a decades-old insurance requirement for buses and commercial vehicles that often isn’t enough to cover the scope of injuries and losses common in these wrecks. In the California crash, which occurred in late October, a tour bus transporting passengers from a casino collided with a tractor-trailer. Thirteen victims ...
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  • Federal Regulators Declare Georgia Trucking Company an Imminent Safety Hazard

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 13-Oct-2016

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered a Georgia-based trucking company to cease all operations after determining that it posed an imminent hazard to public safety. Industrial Transit, Inc., based in LaGrange, was ordered to suspend all interstate and intrastate operations as of October 4. Industrial Transit, Inc. operates five commercial big rigs to transport auto ...
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  • 4 Common Reasons Behind Truck Driver Fatigue

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 23-Sep-2016

    Research has shown that driving tired can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Like alcohol, being fatigued can slow reaction time, reduce awareness, impair decision-making, and increase risks of wrecks. According to NHTSA’s crash causation study, tired drivers involved in crashes are twice as likely to commit driving errors as drivers who are not ...
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  • Speed Limiters or Governors Are Not A New Innovation, or One Likely To Take Hold

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 29-Aug-2016

    The FMCSA is said to be considering mandatory speed limiters, “… but said the limiters will not be required to be tamper-proof.” Same old story from the trucking industry, and regulators. As Elon Musk would say, speed limiters on big trucks is a solved problem. ECMs have for decades come with “governors” or “speed limiter” functions that can be set or ...
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  • Otto Making Self-Driving Trucks a Reality

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 4-Aug-2016

    A San Francisco-based company called Otto is currently working on technology that would turn commercial trucks into self-driving freight haulers. The company is made up of former employees of Cruise Automation, Tesla, Apple, and Google, and includes prominent members of Google’s self-driving car and Google Maps teams. So far, the company is entirely self-funded without any external ...
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  • $20 Million Dollar Lawsuit Filed Following Post-Prom Party Sexual Assault & Rape

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 9-Jun-2016

    Terry D. Jackson, P.C. recently filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit arising out of a brutal sexual assault on a young woman following her high school prom at a North Georgia resort home. The former Calhoun High School student, who was 18 at the time of the rape, said that alcohol and date rape drugs were involved in three former students raping her as another watched. The lawsuit names the three ...
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  • Survey Says One in Five of Truckers Who Leave The Industry Do So Due to Health Problems Disqualifying Them as Drivers

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 23-May-2016

    Truckers with health and related fatigue issues is a killer in truck wreck collisions. Unfortunately at Terry D. Jackson, P.C. we see fatigue and related health issues at the bottom of the truck wreck collision all too often. Health and fatigue is a dog chasing its tail in the truck wreck cases. The American Transportation Research Institute says truck driver health problems is No. 7 on its list ...
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  • Truck Drivers with Untreated Sleep Apnea Have Higher Crash Rate, Study Says

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 27-Apr-2016

    Terry D. Jackson, P.C. has handled hundreds of truck accident cases over the past 20 years, many of which were caused by fatigued drivers. Sometimes, these accidents occur when drivers knowingly fail to take their required rest periods. Other times, drivers may have an underlying medical condition that they have ignored and failed to seek treatment for. This carelessness, which leads to hundreds ...
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  • What to Do After an Accident

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 17-Mar-2016

    For 20 years, Terry D. Jackson, P.C. has handled all kinds of serious personal injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Our experience has allowed us to counsel injured victims and their families, many of whom have never been placed in such a serious, stressful, and time-sensitive situation. If you are reading this blog post after you or a loved one has been injured in a car, truck or ...
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  • A Closer Look at Truck Accidents in Georgia

    Posted By Terry D. Jackson, P.C. || 5-Feb-2016

    Among the many serious personal injury cases we at Terry D. Jackson, P.C. handle, truck accidents are without a doubt among the most catastrophic. Unfortunately, truck accidents seem to be on the rise nationwide. In 2012, there was a four percent increase from the previous year in fatalities resulting from truck crashes, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). ...
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