We help our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Our legal team's knowledge and experience can benefit your case.
Find out the steps you need to take to properly file a claim.
Contact our firm today to learn how we can help you.
Atlanta Injury Lawyer Tony Kalka represents catastrophic Truck accident Victims. On February 11, 2011 a tractor trailer neglected to stop when approaching stalled traffic on I-75 and crashed into the back of a car. The accident happened on 75 south just north of the Windy Hill exit. The car that was struck by the 18-wheeler was carrying a married couple and their baby. Sadly, the six month old infant involved in the accident later died at Scottish Rite Hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and eventually turned himself in to police. Unfortunately, when tractor trailer drivers fail to use care when sharing the road, the results can be devastating.
Safe Stopping Distance and Air Brake Adjustements are Strictly Regulated by 49CFR 393 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
49CFR 393 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
The brake performance & stopping distances are at 49CFR 393.52 and these are generally the same as state law.
The brake drums & rotors, brake pads and lining, slack adjusters, brake chambers all have minimum standards for use and safety at 49CFR 393.47 and operators and maintenance manuals.
All CMV brake parts & systems are reflected in 49CFR 393.40 - 393.55 & Appendix G of 49CFR Part 396.
The maintenance, inspection and repair rules are at 49CFR 396 also.