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Controversy in Changes to Trucking Restart Rule

In July 2013, Congress implemented the “Restart Rule” which required that truck drivers, who average 70 hours a week, to take a 34 hours break every seven days. The rule also requires that the break periods include the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. twice within those 34 hours. In the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations […]

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Shean Williams Interview With Business RadioX

Shean Decarlos Williams is a Partner and trial Attorney in the Atlanta office of the Cochran Firm – Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith, Sistrunk, & Sams.  Mr. Williams pursued an academic and football career at Miami University in Ohio, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 1993.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Georgia […]

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How Relevant is Truck Driver Fatigue to Accidents?

A major cause in truck accidents is truck driver fatigue.  When people are tired, they make mistakes, and this is true in any profession.  When trucking companies have tight delivery deadlines, drivers may violate hours of service rules, driving longer hours than allowed to make a deadline.  Because of the crucial importance of not driving […]

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What Information do Onboard Computers Provide in Truck Accident Cases?

Through technological advances, many trucking companies today have their drivers use onboard computers.  An onboard computer is a small device installed into the truck’s cab.  Much like a regular computer, it hooks up to other device drivers that provide the capability of printing, scanning and live communication exchange.  The onboard computer also interfaces with temperature […]

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Who is Liable in a Truck Accident?

If you are a passenger car driver involved in a truck accident that is not your fault, various parties may be liable.  One of the important tasks of an Atlanta trucking accident attorney is identifying sources of compensation in a lawsuit. Your role as an accident victim is to provide your lawyer with all the […]

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Why are Children and the Elderly at Risk for Accidental Deaths?

Children and the elderly are two age groups that frequently rank highest in many different types of accidental deaths.  In many cases, other parties are liable, and you can pursue legal action through an Atlanta accidental death lawyer. While drug poisoning deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), are highest within the 45 […]

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The Tragedy of Wrongful Deaths Involving Children

When a family member dies unexpectedly because of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing, families suffer great loss.  Yet, there is perhaps no greater tragedy than a child who unnecessarily dies because of a criminal action or because someone neglects to provide the proper safety measures, supervision or care.  Children should have their whole lives ahead […]

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How Can You Deal with a Wrongful Death?

You often hear about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Imagine one evening your spouse leaves the house to meet a friend for a buddy’s or girl’s night out, never to return again.  This is what happened to a Gwinnet County woman back in December of 2006.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) […]

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What are the Laws for Filing Wrongful Death When a Child Dies?

Today’s parenting situations are more challenging than those of traditionally married couples.  With more children being born out of wedlock, paternity suits may be necessary to establish parentage.  Couples frequently separate and even more often than separating, they divorce.  So, the question arises — which parent can file a wrongful death lawsuit when a child […]

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What Can Help Bring Closure to Wrongful Death?

No amount of money ever compensates for losing a loved one.  Even so, a wrongful death lawsuit can resolve financial problems for surviving family members.  When the main breadwinner dies in an accident, it frequently leaves the spouse with a massive financial burden of providing for the children.  Children require many provisions — education, clothes, […]

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