Modern Truck Wrecks in Atlanta, Georgia

Trucks are not as small as they once were.  Have you ever asked yourself why?  This rig from the thirties probably topped out at a weight of 25,000 pounds with a loaded top speed of perhaps 40 miles per hour.  Today our legislatures in their infinite wisdom have determined to allow rigs weighing more that 80,000 pounds to fly around us at speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour on highways and byways that needed rebuilding (not repairing) twenty years ago ... and on retreaded tires no less ... and with multiple trailers ... and now with flatbed trailers loaded with heavy containers full of metal.  Consumer advocate groups have fought for and we have major protections to afford us the catastrophic damages that result when a rig causes a wreck.  At least we have that.  But now there are lobbying groups trying and succeeding in getting immunities for trucking companies so that they don't have to pay as much to the maimed for life people these rolling death and maiming machines cause on an all too frequent basis.  If one has hurt you or your family or your friends call me to discuss the intricate and complicated roadmap that has to be followed to recover injury damages from the responsible party(ies).  #pratlaw #Atlanta