The city of Gainesville is located in northeast Georgia and has a population of approximately 35,750 making it the twenty-third largest city in Georgia. Gainesville is the county seat of Hall County. Gainesville is home to Brenau University-Gainesville Campus and Gainesville State College. US 23 is the main trucking route running into Gainesville which turns into Interstate 985 (I-985). I-985 runs north towards South Carolina and south into Atlanta. Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport provides air services to Gainesville, Georgia.
Recent Gainesville, Ga Truck Accidents
- Woman Injured in Tractor-trailer Accident in Gainesville, GA
GAINESVILLE, GA – October 27, 2011 – A woman named Elba Ticas was injured in a tractor-trailer accident when a truck driven by Brandon Lowe entered into her path, hitting the front end of her vehicle. This collision occurred on Memorial Park Road in Gainesville, GA. Ms. Ticas was transported from the scene of the collision to... Read more »
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.
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.