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Truck Accidents are Not the Same as Car Accidents

Any type of motor vehicle accident has the potential to create devastating results including property damage, personal injury or death. But, truck accidents have the propensity to do much more damage than your average car accident; therefore, they should not be treated as an ordinary car accident. The laws truck drivers must abide by vary from cars as well as insurance coverages. There are distinct differences between an accident involving a truck and one involving two-passenger vehicles. Commercial Truck Drivers

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Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages Eliminated in Florida

The state of Florida passed a cap on medical malpractice damages years ago due to the efforts of lobbyists appointed by doctors and insurance companies. While this is certainly beneficial for these groups, particularly in the case of truly unjust medical malpractice claims, it shortchanges victims and the families of victims who have valid medical malpractice claims. These caps particularly pertain to non-economic damages—characteristics of an injury that can not be easily quantified in dollars, such as enjoyment of life,

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Defective Equipment Causing Truck Accidents

Truck accidents aren’t always caused by driving negligence. Every day poorly maintained trucks alone lead to deadly and serious collisions. As a matter of fact, the Department of Transportation has reports that show nearly 30 percent of all collisions are caused by malfunctions with a truck’s brake system. The Department of Transportation, in 2010, instituted a CSA (Compliance Safety Accountability) program to further ensure the security of big rigs on our nation’s highways. Every truck has to be CSA compliant,

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Distracted Driving: Growing Epidemic on Roadways

Intoxicated Driving: A Trouble to Society Decades ago, police officers who stopped a drunk driver frequently would go by the driver’s house to ensure that they remained at home. There only was a small social judgment that was affixed to intoxicated driving. Due to the work that MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) and similar foundations have had on society, all of that has changed. Nowadays, intoxicated drivers are seen as a trouble to society which should be prosecuted, not safeguarded,

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What NOT to Do after an Auto Accident

Auto accidents are common and unfortunate events that happen almost every day. Whether the accident is your fault or the fault of the other driver, they can still be tragic and mentally and emotionally damaging. What most people don’t know is that there are a number of things you shouldn’t do after an accident occurs. If you’re involved in an automobile accident, there are several things you should avoid to protect yourself. 3 Things You Should NOT Do After an

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