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Mr. Adams received his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law in 1989 and joined the prestigious law firm of Hatfield, VanCleave, Akers & Adams as a litigation partner after leaving active military duty. He founded Truck Wreck Justice in 1997 and has since established himself as a legal leader in the area of large truck and bus crash litigation

The recent bus crash in California was horrific in nature. Entire families have been forever changed due to the loss of life (13 to date) and massive injuries suffered by the survivors (31 reported). The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) has a “Go Team” on its way. There is no question that there will be lawyers involved, the question is how do the grieving families find a good one?

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Because a small number of fly-by-night, unsafe, trucking companies refuse to train their drivers (the vast majority of trucking companies have training programs), the FMCSA finally had to pass regulations requiring ongoing training of CDL drivers. The fly-by-night trucking companies contended if drivers have a CDL that is “good enough.” The FMCSA says it isn’t. That it never has been. Not when you are driving an 80,000 pound articulating vehicle. Mistakes in big rigs kill people.

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As of December 4, 2015, pursuant to the FAST Act of 2015, much of the information previously available on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website related to a trucking company’s safety performance will no longer be displayed publicly. This will prevent easy access to the public and to others who want to

I have been staying on the road for my clients and have not had a lot of time to write. However, that hard work has been paying off, both for my clients and professionally. While confidentiality clauses and common sense prevent me from talking about my clients’ recoveries,  I am pleased to announce I was just selected as a Top 100 Tennessee SuperLawyer for 2014.

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