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Cobb Personal Injury Attorney - The Cooper Firm

The Dangers of Slow-Moving Vehicles

February 29, 2016

The Dangers of Slow-Moving Vehicles When there is a collision involving a slow-moving vehicle (SMV) usually the regular motorist is blamed for reasons such as driving too fast or not paying attention. But studies have shown that a normal driver does not have the human capabilities to avoid a collision when it comes to slow…

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Cobb Personal Injury Attorney - The Cooper Firm

Ten deaths raise concerns over trucking safety regulations

June 5, 2015

Ten deaths raise concerns over trucking safety regulations Trucking safety regulations and enforcement are being questioned after ten people died on one stretch of interstate due to two tractor-trailer trucks. Just a few weeks ago, a tractor trailer failed to stop and smashed into three cars and a pick-up truck before bursting into flames. Three…

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Truck Safety Advocates Call NHTSA to Mandate Automatic Braking Systems

March 5, 2015

Truck Safety Advocates Call NHTSA to Mandate Automatic Braking Systems Truck safety advocates are requesting that automatic braking systems be mandatory for vehicles and buses with a gross vehicle weight at or exceeding 10,000 pounds. The four main interest groups pushing for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate the safety system are…

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Safety Tips While Sharing the Road with Large Trucks and Buses

September 9, 2014

How to avoid tractor trailer and bus accidents Many people think that large vehicles such as tractor trailers and buses are usually at fault for accidents and injuries, but The Center for Advanced Public Safety found that passenger vehicles were the cause of fatal crashes 78 percent of the time. Even though passenger vehicles should…

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Medical Malpractice

Freak Motorcycle Accident Kills Paulding Funeral Director

June 3, 2013

Paulding County funeral director, Jeff Eberhart, 58 was killed in a “freak accident” on 1-75 in Bartow County. Eberhart was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on his way to Tennessee to go camping and was pulling a small trailer behind the Harley. A tractor-trailer passed him as he was riding in the right hand lane, when the wind…

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Georgia driver loses fight for life after horrific truck accident

October 2, 2012

One of the common reasons for a truck accident is that often truckers forget that the size of their vehicle limits the speed of which they can turn. Truckers can sometimes underestimate speed and distance, which subsequently can lead to hold-ups in traffic or, more tragically, a truck accident. Unfortunately for one Georgia driver, who…

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