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The Dangers of Overloading a Commercial Vehicle

Commercial vehicles, like semi-trucks, pose an enormous risk to others on the road, simply because they are so tall, wide, and heavy. Recognizing how dangerous these kinds of vehicles are in the event of a truck accident, federal regulators actually limit how much commercial trucks can weigh. Semi-trucks, for example,… Continue reading The Dangers of Overloading a Commercial Vehicle

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Building a Case Against a Negligent Trucking Company

Accident victims whose losses exceed their own insurance coverage are often forced to file either an insurance claim, a personal injury lawsuit, or both against the person or company responsible for the crash. When it comes to truck accidents, the at-fault party often proves to be not only the truck… Continue reading Building a Case Against a Negligent Trucking Company

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Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Accidents

Most know about the risks of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drowsy driving, however, which is another dangerous form of unsafe driving behavior, is far less understood. What we do know is that drowsy or fatigued driving substantially increases the chances that a person will be involved… Continue reading Truck Driver Fatigue Can Cause Accidents

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How Insurance Companies Investigate Florida Truck Accidents

After someone is involved in a car accident, he or she can expect the parties’ insurance companies to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident and the nature of the resulting bodily harm. Investigations conducted by a trucking company’s insurers tend to be even more detailed and… Continue reading How Insurance Companies Investigate Florida Truck Accidents

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The Risk of Truck Accident-Related Ethanol Spills

In their efforts to find renewable fuels for powering our vehicles, many vehicle manufacturers have started producing cars that require the use of ethanol, which is made from corn and other plant materials. Ethanol production relies heavily on farms in the Midwest, which means that it must be transported (usually… Continue reading The Risk of Truck Accident-Related Ethanol Spills

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Truck Accidents Caused by Impaired Drivers

Most car accidents can be attributed to some type of driver error, like speeding, running a red light, or driving while distracted. Some of the most devastating accidents, however, are the result of a much more egregious decision, that of driving while impaired. This can have particularly traumatic consequences when… Continue reading Truck Accidents Caused by Impaired Drivers

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Did an Hours of Service Violation Cause Your Truck Accident?

Truck accidents have some of the most devastating consequences of any vehicle collision, often resulting in catastrophic injuries, some of which prove to be fatal. One of the most common reasons for these kinds of crashes is driver fatigue, as truck drivers are often required to meet grueling deadlines and… Continue reading Did an Hours of Service Violation Cause Your Truck Accident?

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Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Trucks

With more and more semi-trucks on the road, getting injured in a truck accident has become a very real risk for other motorists. There are, however, steps that drivers can take to help prevent these kinds of accidents. Unfortunately, even the most careful of motorists could end up injured in… Continue reading Tips for Sharing the Road with Commercial Trucks

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