Harris Lowry Manton LLP Secures $27M Verdict in Truck Accident Case
Harris Lowry Manton LLP recently secured a $27 million verdict from a federal jury against Latium USA Trading LLC (“Latium”) and its driver, Michael Turner. Our client was awarded more than $4.5 million in compensatory damages and another $20 million in punitive damages, along with attorneys’ fees of $1.8 million. Partner Jed Manton served as…Read More
Georgia Loves Pickup Trucks — At a Cost
Few vehicles are more versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and powerful than pickup trucks. Sure, it won’t beat a Ferrari in a race, but it still packs a punch and gets you and your loved ones anywhere you need to be. When you live in a state with a lot of wide, open roads and plenty of…Read More
What Are Truck Speed Limiters and Why Aren’t They Mandatory Yet?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMSCA, is set to unveil its final proposal on speed limiters for commercial trucks later this year. Right now, speed limiters, which restrict vehicles from going above a certain speed, are not required on commercial vehicles in the United States. However, the plan is to make this technology…Read More
Why Should I Hire an Experienced Savannah Truck Accident Lawyer?
Truck accident cases are very different than car accident cases. If you were injured in an accident involving a tractor-trailer, semi, rig, 18-wheeler, box truck, or any other type of commercial truck, you need an experienced truck accident lawyer on your side. The key difference is that truck accidents often happen in different ways than…Read More
How Does a Deposition Work in an Atlanta Truck Accident Claim?
A deposition is a formal question and answer process that occurs under oath. The lawyers for the defendants have the right to ask you ask questions about how the truck accident happened and about your claim for damages. Conversely, you have the right to question all the defendants and any witnesses about how the accident…Read More
Truck Tire Issues Causing Dangerous Accidents
Many things, including poor maintenance and mechanical failure, can cause truck accidents. For example, the wheels of a truck are made of steel and, with an attached tire, can weigh over 100 pounds each. When a truck travels at high speeds and a tire comes loose, people nearby typically have no way to dodge the…Read More
Pilot Program Encourages Younger Drivers to Try Interstate Trucking
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is ready to allow young apprentices the opportunity to drive a big rig across state lines through participation in the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot program. What is the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program? The Safe Driver Apprenticeship Program (SDAP) is a federal pilot program designed to assess the safety,…Read More
How the Trucker Shortage Makes Georgia Roads More Dangerous
When the pandemic hit in 2020, many truck drivers left the industry due to a lack of products to haul. With traffic now returned to pre-pandemic levels, the trucker shortage that stretches across the country could be making America’s roads more dangerous. About 80 percent of all the products delivered in the US are transported…Read More
Trucks and Tractor Trailers: Danger at Every Turn
Long haul trucks transport more freight than any other method of domestic transportation and deliver most of the goods consumers purchase in stores. Georgia’s reliance on tractor trailers on the numerous highways throughout the state means that Atlanta and Savannah drivers often share the road with large commercial trucks. As necessary as these vehicles are…Read More
Four Killed in Georgia Truck Accident; Driver Suspected of DUI
An afternoon multi-vehicle crash in Camden County, Georgia, near the Georgia-Florida state line, took the lives of four people on July 1, 2022, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Early reports state the accident was likely caused by a commercial truck driver who lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic, while under…Read More