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August 2016 Archives

Feds propose capping speed limit for trucks and buses

Federal regulators are seeking to impose a speed limit on trucks, buses and other large vehicles traveling on roadways in Georgia and across the U.S. A new proposal issued on Aug. 26 would electronically cap the speeds of newly manufactured U.S. vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds. Possible maximum speed limits being considered include 60, 65 and 68 miles per hour.

Documents needed after a car accident

When people are injured in a Georgia car accident and retain an attorney, counsel may want to see a number of different documents. The victims should share their medical records with the attorney including any psychological records related to the accident. If they missed work and lost wages as a result of the accident, this should be shared as well because it can help the attorney determine how much to ask for in damages.

Settlement Reached In Whistleblower Case

The False Claims Act gives private citizens the power to put a stop to fraud, waste and abuse committed against the federal government. In many cases, this involves an insider at a company who, learning of fraud against the government, decides to "blow the whistle" against the employer. Recently, Brandon Peak of Butler Wooten & Peak helped just such an employee pursue a qui tam case against his employer. The company eventually agreed to pay more than $1 million to the federal government. For his role, the employee gets legal fees and just under $200,000.

When lives are forever altered in pedestrian accidents, we can help

More people than ever are now opting to make their way to work, school or other locations on foot. This motivation to become a full-time pedestrian varies with some being driven by heath concerns, some others looking to save money and still others looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

Safety advocates calling on NHTSA to address seatback failure

Consumers have become considerably more demanding when it comes to the seats in their cars, trucks and sport utility vehicles. No longer are they satisfied with front seats just being comfortable, rather they demand that they have things like electronic positioning, lumbar support and even climate control.

How much do you know about truck tire blowouts? - II

Last time, our blog began discussing why it's important not to simply discount "road gators" -- the slang term for pieces of truck tire tread -- as more freeway detritus, as they are often a manifestation of negligence on the part of a trucker or trucking company.


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