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What is a Rollaway Accident?

As a country, we rely on commercial vehicles for everything from transporting livestock and food products to car parts and construction material. This means, however, that there are more commercial vehicles on the road than ever, which significantly increases other motorists’ chances of being involved in a serious accident. Some… Continue reading What is a Rollaway Accident?

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Large Number of Truckers Are Caught Doing Drugs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has detailed requirements for drug testing that trucking companies must follow. Specifically, any driver who was involved in an accident should be tested. Pre-employment testing is also required, as is testing if the employer has reason to believe a trucker is high. Any… Continue reading Large Number of Truckers Are Caught Doing Drugs

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Garbage Truck and School Bus Collide. Who is Liable?

A recent collision between a school bus and dump truck in Miami raises an interesting question: who is responsible when a garbage truck and a school bus collide? Although many people believe school buses are never to blame, that is not true. Instead, we need to analyze each driver’s actions… Continue reading Garbage Truck and School Bus Collide. Who is Liable?

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Florida Semi-Truck Laws That Are Good to Know

Semi-trucks are regulated at both the federal and state level. These regulations are designed to make these trucks as safe as possible and still allow them to transport large amounts of products all over the state and country. Below, we present some of the most important regulations you should know.… Continue reading Florida Semi-Truck Laws That Are Good to Know

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Avoid Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted & Dangerous Driving

Each year, thousands of Floridians die in car accidents. Knowing these 5 poor driving habits will help reduce this number, keeping us all safer. Remember, we all owe each other a duty to be as safe as possible while out on the road, so commit to reducing drunk, drugged, drowsy,… Continue reading Avoid Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy, Distracted & Dangerous Driving

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What Are the Most Common Injuries Sustained from an Accident Involving a Big Rig?

Big rigs, also known as 18 wheelers, rule the road. Because of their size and weight, they can cause catastrophic injuries when they collide with smaller passenger vehicles. At our firm, we are very experienced with the devastating injuries that drivers and passengers can suffer. Big rigs can collide with… Continue reading What Are the Most Common Injuries Sustained from an Accident Involving a Big Rig?

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Rise in Truck Wreck Fatalities Prompts New Board Certification for Attorneys

Truck accidents are some of the most serious collisions that happen on Florida’s roads. Many innocent victims are crunched and killed when they collide with a big rig. These types of accidents also seem to be on the rise, after years of declines. For example, 2017 saw a 9% increase… Continue reading Rise in Truck Wreck Fatalities Prompts New Board Certification for Attorneys

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Large Blind Spots: What You Should Know about “No Zones”

Commercial vehicles like tractor-trailers are a highly-visible feature on Florida’s highways. These mammoth vehicles weigh several tons and travel at high speeds, often racing to get to their destination. Traveling on the highway with these large, dangerous vehicles is a challenge. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has compiled… Continue reading Large Blind Spots: What You Should Know about “No Zones”

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Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are big vehicles. Under federal regulations, they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, which is 20-40 times heavier than many passenger vehicles. Unsurprisingly, these commercial trucks can cause horrific injuries when they slam into smaller vehicles. What are the most common reasons for truck accidents? Helpfully, the federal… Continue reading Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

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