Douglasville, GA

The city of Douglasville is located in western Georgia and has a population of approximately 32,800 making it the thirty-first largest city in Georgia and one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia. Douglasville is the county seat of Douglas County. Douglasville is home to Strayer University, West Central Technical College and West Georgia Baptist College. Interstate 20 (I-20) is the main trucking route that runs through Douglasville. I-20 is a major interstate highway that runs west to east through the southeastern United States. I-20 runs east from Texas through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and ends in South Carolina. I-20 intersects with seven of the ten primary north-south interstates and also with major interstate routes I-10 and I-30. Pinewood Airport provides air services to Douglasville.

Recent Truck Accidents in the Area

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Georgia Law

Interstate trucking companies are governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (“FMCSR”), including trucking operations, driver qualifications, hours of service, maintenance of equipment, insurance, and alcohol and drug testing. Georgia also has state specific regulations governing intrastate trucking companies. Intrastate trucking companies pick up and deliver loads only in the state of Georgia and do not cross state lines. By statute, Georgia has adopted many of the federal regulations as also being applicable to intrastate trucking companies. Under Georgia law, intrastate trucking companies must have minimum insurance of $100,000/ $300,000 in liability coverage. Georgia also has a special exemption for logging trucks from many regulations applicable to other commercial vehicles.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a trucking accident, you should contact a trucking attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC as soon as possible to make sure that evidence is preserved and not destroyed by the trucking company. You can contact us by calling 877-591-1801 or clicking here to email us.

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