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The Most Common Types of Truck-Related Accidents on Florida Roads

Commercial trucks make a significant contribution to the country’s economy by transporting goods by way of the major interstate highways. Sharing the road with other drivers is important for everyone – those in passenger vehicles and truck drivers. If a truck driver speeds, falls asleep, or doesn’t properly maintain their vehicle, the results may be catastrophic for other drivers on the road. If you, or another person in your family has experienced a serious injury due to of the reckless

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How a Lawyer Can Help After a Truck Accident

Truck accidents are devastating to everyone involved. The average commercial truck weighs over 20 times more than a standard passenger vehicle, so trucking accidents have high fatality, injury, and damage rates. If you’ve been in a collision with a truck, there are lots of factors to consider. Depending on the details of the accident, the driver, carrier, or broker may be at fault. There are also several types of evidence that must be collected if you plan on seeking compensation.

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Truck Driver with Unsafe Driving Record Kills 7 in Fiery Florida Trucking Crash

West Palm Beach truck driver, Steve Holland, had a long history of unsafe driving. Court records showed that the Florida driver was ticketed 5 different states between 2000 and 2014. While most of his citations were relatively minor, two of them were not. In 2003 and 2004, the Florida truck driver was cited for careless driving and speeding. Sadly, his history of unsafe driving led to a fiery Florida trucking crash on Interstate 75 near Gainesville that resulted in 7

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Dangerous Myths About Truck Accidents

One of the most common ways for a business to get their goods from state to state is with large commercial trucks. While these types of trucks are great for transporting goods, they can also pose a risk to other drivers on the roadways of America. Each year, there are thousands of truck accidents and many of them lead to fatalities. Being involved in a collision with a large commercial truck can be catastrophic. For those who are lucky enough

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Laws Created to Reduce Truck Accidents

Truck accident lawyers throughout Florida are hoping that the advent of new laws will reduce truck accidents, making roads safer for car drivers. Federal Regulations Fatigue is a major factor in truck accidents. This fact led the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) or the U.S. Department of Transportation to mandate new federal regulations dedicated to reducing fatigue in commercial truck drivers. Commercial truck drivers work long hours on a daily and weekly basis and are exceptionally prone to fatigue.

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18-Wheeler Truck Accidents

Semi-trucks, also referred to as 18-wheelers, are on the roads daily in the state of Florida. They help drive Florida’s economy and they are the reason the products you buy are on the shelves at your local retail or department stores. Unfortunately, semi-trucks are also responsible for multiple deadly and devastating accidents each year. While there are dozens of reasons an 18-wheeler can be involved in an accident, several causes are more common. If you have been injured in an

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Blown Out Tires Lead to Tragic Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are often caused by defective tires. Truck tire blowouts are often due to serious road hazards often resulting in fatal accidents and severe injuries.Most of us have witnessed the remnants of a blown truck tire tossed across the highway at one point or another. We’ve likely even had to perform some skillful maneuvering in order to avoid running over those ‘road gators’ (as they’re referred to) or to avoid them hitting our cars after the vehicle in front

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Truck Accidents in Florida Each Year

How Many Truck Accidents Are There Each Year in Florida? Truck accidents are increasing at an alarming rate in the state of Florida. An accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle isn’t like an accident involving a car or other small vehicle. The results of a truck accident are often devastating. Truck Accident Statistics ● Every sixteen minutes a person is gravely injured or killed in a truck-related accident in the United States.● There are over 400,000 accidents involving

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Vehicle Rollovers in Palm Beach County Send Several to Area Hospitals

Two separate car accidents in Palm Beach County around the middle of the month both involved vehicle rollovers, and both were serious enough to send some of the vehicle occupants to the hospital. In a single car accident southbound on the Florida Turnpike in Boynton Beach, a car struck a wall and rolled over, landing on its side in the road. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Bethesda Hospital West and treated for minor injuries. In Lake Worth,

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