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New Trucking Regulation may Help Reduce Cases of Speed Related Accidents and Deaths

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In a joint effort by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Department of Transportation, new regulations have been proposed to limit the speed of buses, trucks and other large, commercial vehicles when on the highway.

This proposed regulation would require these large vehicles (the Read More

Will Self-Driving Trucks Help Reduce Accidents

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Truck accidents are a serious issue in the state of Florida. Not only do these accidents occur more frequently than they should, but they often result in tragic consequences.

According to a report from the Large Truck and Bus Overview, which is created by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 3,978 large trucks and buses involved Read More

Tractor Trailer Blind Spots: Stay Aware While on the Road

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A wreck with a tractor trailer is typically always worse and more serious than a collision that involves two passenger vehicles. The fact is, semi-trucks are faster and bigger than cars. According to research from the IIHS – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety – tractor trailers weigh 20 to 30 times more than the average passenger vehicle.

When Read More

Carrier Liability in Trucking Accidents

Carrier Liability in Trucking Accidents

One of the fundamental principles of common law is that anyone who has been injured in an accident has the right to receive compensation for their injuries. The only difficulty in applying this principle lies in determining who should bear the responsibility, or “liability,” for paying that compensation. Except in rare cases where the responsible Read More

4 Things Truck Drivers Can’t Do Behind the Wheel

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Semi-trucks are just about everywhere. They move nearly 70 percent of the nation’s products each year. There is no question tractor-trailers are a major force (literally) driving the nation’s economy.

Unfortunately, these massive vehicles can also be extremely dangerous, which is why they are subject to strict regulations.

If you have been injured Read More

Why You Need Legal Help After a Garbage Truck Accident in Florida

Why You Need Legal Help After a Truck Accident in Florida

You may have heard of the garbage truck accident that happened on I-95 in Miami on February 15th, 2016. The garbage truck actually fell off a ramp on I-95 and landed in the Jose Marti Park parking lot.

The driver was thrown from the vehicle. He visited Jackson memorial hospital afterwards to be checked out, and miraculously he was not seriously injured Read More

The Top 4 Scariest Causes of Tractor-Trailer Crashes

West Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyers

Tractor-trailers are the biggest vehicles on the road and operating them requires special training and skill. Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires carriers and drivers to follow specific rules when it comes to maintenance, driving hours, record-keeping, and other important tasks.

Unfortunately, carriers and Read More

The Biggest Problems with Commercial Truck Accidents (and What You Can Do About Them)

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It’s probably not at all as surprise to hear about the many trucking accidents that occur on a daily basis in Florida. In fact, these numbers are even a little scary.

There were approximately 3800 fatal accidents involving a truck in 2012 alone, which was a 5 percent increase from the year before. This problem only continues to worsen rather than Read More

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