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Category: Truck Accident

What Should I Do If a Truck Driver Blames Me for an Accident?

Posted in Personal Injury,Truck Accident on August 29, 2019

If you’re the victim of a truck accident, it may be obvious to you that the truck driver was at fault. That’s why it’s so shocking to hear that the driver is blaming you for the crash. If this has happened to you, understand that the driver’s claims may prevent you from seeking compensation for… read more

Why It’s Important to Seek Medical Care After an Accident

Posted in Car Accidents,Motorcycle Accident,Personal Injury,Truck Accident on May 8, 2019

A car, truck, or motorcycle accident can be a frightening experience, especially when the negligence of another party caused it. After a crash, you may be overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take to protect your health and rights. One of the most important steps you must take is seeking the help of a… read more

How Do Truck Drivers Log Their Time?

Posted in Personal Injury,Truck Accident on April 26, 2019

For safety reasons, limits on the hours that commercial truck drivers can work have been in place for decades. These hours-of-service regulations, which are quite specific and complicated, stipulate how many consecutive hours drivers can work and how much time they are required to be off-duty between work shifts. The regulations are enforced by the… read more

Common Causes of Florida Truck Accidents

Posted in Personal Injury,Truck Accident on April 5, 2019

Sadly, every year hundreds of people are seriously injured and killed in Florida truck accidents. In 2017, there were 292 fatal crashes in the state involving large commercial trucks, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s annual Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report. Some commercial trucks, such as fully loaded tractor-trailers, can weigh as… read more

5 Common Truck Accidents to Avoid This Year

Posted in Car Safety,Personal Injury,Rear End Car Accident,Truck Accident on October 23, 2018

Truck accidents take thousands of lives every year. More than 475,000 accidents in 2016 involved large trucks, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Of these accidents, 104,000 caused injuries and 3,864 were fatal. It’s crucial to do what you can to avoid and prevent commercial truck accidents in Florida, to keep yourself… read more

How Are Accidents with Trucks Different Than Regular Car Crashes?

Posted in News,Truck Accident on March 2, 2018

Being involved in a crash is bad enough, but what happens if you’re involved in an accident with a commercial truck? These accidents are often serious and may require intense medical care. If you or a loved has recently sustained injuries in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you should know that processing these claims… read more

Sharing the Road With Tractor-Trailers: Tips to Keep You Safe

Posted in News,Truck Accident on April 26, 2016

Traveling on Florida highways and roads can be a tricky (and risky) task, particularly given the number of large tractor-trailers on the road too. Nevertheless, traveling by motor vehicle is necessary for many individuals, and for truckers, using area roadways is crucial to ensuring their loads reach their required destinations in a timely fashion. That… read more

Know Your Rights: Truck Accident FAQ’s

Posted in News,Truck Accident on February 29, 2016

The trucking industry plays a huge role in moving goods from state to state. On any given day, it is not uncommon to see several trucks traveling on Florida highways right alongside smaller automobiles and SUVs. Given the sheer number of big rigs and automobiles on the road, it should not come as a surprise… read more

Walmart Charged with Negligence in Large Vehicle Accident

Posted in Car Accident Law,News,Personal Injury,Rear End Car Accident,Truck Accident on August 19, 2014

When an accident occurs at the fault of a truck driver who works for a larger company, often the legal fallout places the blame not only at the feet of the individual driver, but at the company who hired him. In these cases, an employer can be labeled as negligent for hiring the individual, especially… read more

Cargo Liability for Truck Accidents

Posted in News,Personal Injury,Truck Accident on July 28, 2014

Big rigs and other large trucks pose a threat to other drivers on the highway, especially when they are traveling at high speeds or under unsafe conditions. A truck could easily crush a smaller vehicle in a collision, and the wide, long body can make visibility difficult for even the most experienced truck driver. But… read more