Truck Accidents

How Competent Are Truck Drivers?

Personal Injury Lawyer Weighing in at 30,000 lbs or more, big trucks are some of the most intimidating vehicles on the road. Studies estimate approximately 5,000 people in passenger vehicles die annually in wrecks with tractor trailers. The reasons can vary from sleepy driving to use of controlled substance and many other things. It’s enough to make one wonder just how competent big truck drivers really are. Learn what types of standards and rules impact

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Miami Truck Accident Lawyer Discusses 6 Common Injuries in CMV Wrecks

Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) cause more accidents than most people realize. TheFederal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that more than 4,000 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes in 2013. Over the last decade, 73,000 truck crashes caused injuries. Many of these victims turned to a truck accident lawyer for help recovering lost income, health-care expenses and other damages.

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2 killed in truck rollover on expressway

An accident on Florida’s Sawgrass Expressway left two people dead after a truck rollover on April 16. An investigation into why the accident happened was still underway as of April 17. The truck accident happened in Sunrise near the exit for Pat Salermo Drive around 10:30 a.m. when the truck, heading north on the expressway, hit the rear of a car. According to a Florida Highway Patrol representative, the driver of the semi-trailer was unable

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How should drivers secure loads to prevent a truck accident?

A truck accident in Florida may not be caused by driver error, but by a load that is not secure. If the load comes loose while driving, the shift in weight can cause the truck to go out of control, or the loss of the load from the back of an open truck could cause other vehicles to crash. To prevent this, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has very strict rules about how loads

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Large truck crashes below average in Florida

The department of transportation put out the crash stats for large trucks in 2012, and it shows that, while these crashes certainly happened in Florida, they actually happened less often in this state than the national average. The key is to not look at the total accidents, but at the crash percentages. When looking at the danger posed by large trucks, the total accident statistics can be skewed. For instance, there were 3,428 vehicles that

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Bustling Miami port offers increased risk of truck accidents

Many residents of South Florida are unaware that the port of Miami, a.k.a. PortMiami, is a major international commercial shipping hub. Sometimes referred to as “the Cargo Gateway of the Americas,” PortMiami is recognized as one of the key logistical centers for container vessels handling trade from Latin America and the Caribbean. In fact, cargo trade with those two regions makes up for more than 50 percent of the Port’ s overall business.

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