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When Is A Commercial Vehicle Driver Considered Negligent?

When truck accidents are examined through a legal perspective, drivers are considered negligent if they fail to act responsibly and this irresponsible behavior causes injury and damage to another party. The truck driver must violate an expected…
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How Does Vehicle Maintenance Affect Truck Accidents?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the maintenance and safety rules regarding driving a commercial vehicle. Since trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, losing control of one can lead to life-threatening accidents.…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accident Cases?

Trucks often get into collisions for three main reasons: negligence of the truck driver, error on part of the other driver, and poor vehicle maintenance. Though all types of trucks are prone to getting into accidents, the following are most…
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How Do I Get Compensated for My Injuries After a Truck Accident?

The injuries and property damage you face after getting into a truck accident can leave you with unexpectedly large bills. The good news is you can take legal action against the guilty party to make sure you get compensated properly. You…
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How Do Truck Accident Claims and Lawsuits Work?

A serious truck accident can leave you with numerous medical bills and expensive property damage. If you want to receive a fair settlement, you should file a truck accident claim and team up with a lawyer as early on in the process as possible. Truck…
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What are the Steps I Should Take After a Truck Accident?

After getting into a serious truck accident, you should follow the appropriate legal steps to make sure you get a proper settlement to cover your losses. A truck accident attorney who is well-versed in the law can assist you in following the…
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Jacksonville, FL, Will I be able to recover compensation after a truck accident if my pre-existing condition worsened?

When a person is involved in a truck crash, there is a strong chance they went into the accident already suffering some sort of health condition or injury. Herniated discs, soft tissue injuries, and heart conditions are only some to name a few.…
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Key West, FL, Can I sue a trucker if they caused an accident as a result of road rage?

We all know how frustrating it can be to drive in the State of Florida, especially in places like Miami and Key West that tend to attract a substantial amount of traffic. But despite how annoyed a driver might get never should they engage in…
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Boca Raton, FL, Can I sue the estate of a deceased trucker who caused an accident?

You were involved in a truck accident in Boca Raton, FL where the at-fault driver was killed and you suffered serious or permanent injuries as a result. So, who do you turn to for the compensation you are entitled to for your medical expenses,…

Pittsburgh area truck explosion injures multiple people nearby

Some truck accidents happen not because of mistakes made by a driver, but issues with hazardous or explosive cargo that is transported by tankers.   The Pittsburgh metro area is dealing with the aftermath of a tanker truck that exploded and…
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Sarasota Florida: How can cargo overload impact a truck accident claim?

  The United States Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 500,000 truck accidents every year, some of which are caused by issues with a trucks cargo. Florida driver restrictions for trucks carrying property…
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Who is responsible for my truck accident?

  The United States Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration estimates over 500,000 truck accidents every year, with the increase in commercial transport delivery fleets expanding inter and intrastate transport. When…
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Daytona Beach Florida:  Are there driver requirements that may reduce truck accidents?

Tractor trailers pose serious highway dangers due to their size and height alone, causing rollovers, jackknife situations and car underride accidents.  Other factors including  the maintenance of the truck, the health of the drivers and company-imposed…
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Tampa interstate becomes the scene of a fatal truck accident due to a speeding driver

When drivers are not careful and they collide with a much larger truck, the results are often deadly. However, there are special remedies that the civil law provides to a victim’s family if a relative is killed in a motor vehicle accident…
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Stockton, CA Pickup Truck Driver Fails to Stop After Hitting and Killing 71-Year-Old Woman

It was in December 2019, when Fox 40 shared the devastating story involving a 71-year-old woman who was killed by a pickup truck driver in Stockton. The news source said the woman had been walking on West Benjamin Holt Drive near Leesburg place…
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Wichita truck driver is taken to a local hospital in serious condition after his vehicle went off of a highway

Whether someone is a commercial driver or they use a truck for personal reasons for transportation, driving a large vehicle always carries serious risks. Going through the insurance process as well as filing a lawsuit may be necessary to receive…
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How Negligence is Established Following a Truck Accident?

Most truck accident victims often believe that in order for them to recover compensation for the losses they suffered in a crash all they need to do is file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver. Unfortunately, the process is much…
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Miami truck driver is investigated after a chemical tank explodes on the streets

Many commercial vehicles are involved in the process of moving fuel, chemicals, and other combustible materials around on the local roads. If they do not handle these materials responsibly, people who are hurt during an incident can file a lawsuit…
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Pompano Beach truck driver is killed while loading his vehicle at a warehouse

Truckers face all kinds of hazards whether they are driving or transporting heavy materials. This means that their risk of being injured or hurt on the job is high.  A truck driver working in Pompano Beach Florida was killed in a work related…
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Woodbridge Virginia truck driver is cited for faulty brakes after his tanker tips over on a local highway

When truck drivers are responsible for fuel or other sensitive types of cargo, causing an accident can be catastrophic.   The driver of a tanker truck was given citations by the Virginia State Police for his role in causing an accident on…
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McAllen, Texas, How Are Truck Accidents Legally Different From Car Accidents?

Apart from the obvious size and weight differences between a truck and a car, there are a few legal factors that differentiate between a truck accident and a regular car accident. Firstly, the definition of a truck needs to be clarified. In…
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What Will My Truck Accident Attorney Do to Help Me?

Colliding with a truck on the road is one of the biggest fears many drivers hold. It can be intimidating to even be driving side-by-side with one of these massive vehicles for a long period of time simply because of how extreme the repercussions…
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St Petersburg, Florida: Is it common for big truck accidents to cause major traffic backups?

A big truck overturned on I-75 near St. Petersburg Florida, blocking traffic to other vehicles causing a traffic backup.  The cause of the accident was road debris identified as a large tire, most likely from a tractor trailer and probably…
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How Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents?

While things like the insurance claim process do not change much whether someone is involved in an accident with another car or a commercial truck, there are a few differences that may be significant. Damage caused by trucks When a regular…
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What to Do Following a Truck Accident?

The last thing anyone expects when they are driving to work, school, or another destination is that they are going to be the next victim of a truck collision. But that’s how accidents happen—unexpectedly. Because we are never truly prepared…
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How Compensation is Determined Following a Truck Accident?

The most common questions most people have after an accident with a truck or other motor vehicle are related to how much money they will receive in the aftermath. Payments come from insurance claims and lawsuits, and the amount of money someone…
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Oakland, CA, Should I get out of my vehicle to inspect possible damage after a truck accident?

While it is usually a driver’s first instinct to get out of their vehicle after engaging in an accident with a car or truck, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) suggests that it may not always be a good idea to do so.   Back in September…
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Charlotte, NC, What should I do if a truck driver sideswiped my vehicle and didn’t stop?

When a vehicle hits your car and intentionally fails to stop to provide their contact information or to see if property damage or injuries were sustained, this is considered a hit-and-run accident. Hit-and-run accidents are considered a crime…
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St. Louis, MO, What are a truck driver’s responsibilities when they cause a single-vehicle accident with a passenger inside?

When a truck driver, or any driver for that matter, is involved in a single-vehicle wreck and they have a passenger traveling with them, it is their responsibility to assess the scene and determine if anyone suffered injuries. In the event injuries…
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Tallahassee food truck business is destroyed after a motor vehicle accident

Motor vehicle accidents can result in huge losses for business owners who need to use trucks for commercial purposes. Many times, a civil lawsuit against the person responsible is the only way to get enough money to pay for all of the damage.  A…
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Durham, NC, Who can I sue when a truck driver damages my property?

Despite the extensive training most truckers undergo, many are still found liable for causing some of the serious and fatal accidents that occur on North Carolina roadways. Truck drivers, like all other motorists, sometimes make mistakes or…
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St. Louis collision included a truck and three other vehicles at a busy intersection

Drivers who are hit by larger commercial vehicles like trucks, or public transportation such as city buses can file a lawsuit under Missouri law, even if they are partially at fault. It is always best to speak with a lawyer who deals with truck…
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Miami, Florida: What legal action occurs for a multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer when one driver leaves the scene?

  A teenage girl was arrested last week for leaving the scene of an accident where another driver was pinned underneath a tractor trailer in Miami Florida.  All drivers have a moral and legal obligation to remain at the scene of an accident…
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Is legal action necessary if a tractor trailer accident demolishes a building near Orlando Florida?

  A historic inn near Orlando was damaged after a tractor trailer crashed into the side of the building. The Desert Inn was reported to be in tatters Sunday after a semi tractor-trailer carrying orange juice crashed into the building,…
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Woodbury New Jersey hospital has to treat several students after their bus collided with a truck

Some commercial vehicles or trucks cause large amounts of property damage and injuries when the driver is not careful enough. Multiple victims can all file a lawsuit against the person or business responsible to recover their losses.  A serious…
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, If a trucker caused an accident as a result of being overworked, can I sue the trucking company?

Truck drivers run on a very tight schedule. Their employers typically provide them with a load to deliver and require them to get it to its destination within a specific period of time so that they are able to pick up their next load. While…
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George Town, Texas, What Happens When a Truck Accident Is Caused Due to Improperly Loaded Cargo?

In Texas, trucks can legally weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Much of this weight is often attributed to the cargo which is loaded onto the vehicle. If this cargo is not secured properly and is not loaded the way it should be, there are very high…
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Tampa, Florida, What Happens If the Truck Driver Is Uninsured?

It is far more common than it should be for drivers to be operating vehicles without having the appropriate insurance coverage. However, it is rarer to find truck drivers who are uninsured because of how much more expensive truck accidents can…
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Daytona, Florida, Should I Hire an Investigator After a Truck Accident?

After a truck accident, it is essential that a driver collects as much evidence as they can in order to increase their chances of getting compensated fairly in court. There are many small details that are often considered by the professionals…
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Clark County, NV, FedEx truck driver hit and killed by mixing truck after stopping to help another driver

Can the surviving family of a fatal truck accident victim sue for loss of companionship?   As John Stacy, 60, headed south on Las Vegas Boulevard in his FedEx semi-truck, he approached a disabled 1993 Chevrolet Corvette parked in the dirt…
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Minneapolis and the rest of Minnesota was struck by severe weather that caused multiple truck and car accidents

States that routinely get snow and ice for several months out of the year create a huge risk for drivers on the local roads. Drivers cannot maintain control of their vehicles once a car or truck hits a patch of ice and begins to slide.   Ice…
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Suffolk County, NY, What are some common types of orthopedic injuries associated with truck accidents?

Orthopedic injuries are those that affect the musculoskeletal system which includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. These types of injuries can affect your back, shoulders, hands, knees, feet, ankles, or any other…
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Newport News, VA, What are some symptoms of a concussion after a truck accident?

Concussions, like all other types of injuries, range in severity. Some are considered mild while others are much more serious in nature. Because concussions typically don’t result in a person suffering any type of external head trauma, many…
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: What regulated roadway violations increase trucking accidents in PA?

  Truck accidents are often catastrophic. Injuries stemming from truck accidents include wrongful death claims, lasting brain and spine damage and amputations, to name a few that are majorly life-changing for victims or loved ones.  If…
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Tampa, FL, Can I sue a trucking company any time after an accident?

Not exactly. Although you may be spending your time right now focusing on recovering in the hospital or attending physical therapy and haven’t given much thought to the idea of filing suit, you need to understand that you do not have an unlimited…
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Atlanta area driver is facing serious medical problems after a truck landed on his car

Ten vehicles were damaged during a truck accident that happened just outside of Atlanta on Brook Hollow Parkway in Norcross, Georgia.  Man is permanently injured after truck falls on his car The crash began when the 18 wheeler truck was approaching…
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Chesapeake Virginia truck parked on highway ramp shoulder is hit by a driver who lost control of their vehicle

Driving long distances on the highway and working on the roads are a part of a truck driver's daily life. However, transportation workers and their vehicles are exposed to these hazards more often than most other drivers.  A collision in Chesapeake,…
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Little Rock, Arkansas: What action should be taken when a truck driver dies in a truck accident?

  Arkansas was the scene of a tractor trailer crash that took the life of  a Little Rock man when the tractor trailer he was driving left the highway while negotiating a curve and overturned.  Every 16 minutes a person is injured or…
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McAllen Texas: What types of accident situations could cause a truck driver to have a criminal record negatively impacting their employment?

  Collisions between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are widespread.  In 2017, 4,657 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration estimates…
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Montgomery, AL, 18-Wheeler Truck Driver Suffers Fatal Injuries in Accident on Interstate 65

  A truck driver has suffered fatal injuries after he allegedly drifted into the lane of another driver, causing the two vehicles to collide. The truck driver, who has been identified as Clifton Taylor, 42, was operating a 2012 Freightliner…
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Milwaukee, WI Truck Driver Cited for Driving Too Fast for Conditions and Causing an Accident

It is very important for all drivers, especially truckers hauling heavy loads, to always adjust their driving to the conditions that are present. For example, if traffic is slowing or inclement weather is present, drivers should reduce their…
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Fort Lauderdale turnpike accident sends tanker truck into a canal

Highway crashes can result in all kinds of injuries and problematic situations, especially when large trucks are involved.  A truck accident caused delays and damage just south of Fort Lauderdale near the Hollywood Boulevard exit on the Florida…
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McAllen Texas: What are common types of truck accidents in McAllen Texas?

  Collisions between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are widespread.  In 2017, 4,657 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in the United States. The U.S. Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Administration estimates…
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Addison Texas: Why is truck driver fatigue a factor in many truck accidents in Texas?

  Trucks driving long distances can increase roadway accidents. Collisions between 18 wheelers and passenger vehicles are widespread.  In 2017, 4,657 fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred in the United States, which is significantly…
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Orlando area truck driver causes significant delays and additional accidents after shutting down Interstate 4

Truck drivers must maintain commercial licenses, only drive during certain hours, and meet other regulations set out by the government if they wish to avoid fines and citations. Violations of these regulations and mistakes can result in serious…
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Florida Keys: What types of truck driver actions cause accidents in Florida?

The Seven Mile Bridge is a Florida landmark stretching 6.79 miles, as it connects the Florida Keys, but that stretch of roadway does not leave room for driver error when cars and tractor trailers must navigate together in crowded traffic patterns. …
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Staten Island cement truck overturns and causes serious delays. Who will be eligible to file a claim against the driver responsible?

Some truck accidents can be inconvenient, but they may not necessarily be grounds for a lawsuit unless some kind of actual damage was caused. While traffic patterns may be affected and other drivers in the area can lose time, only victims who…
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Jacksonville Florida: What actions might commercial tanker drivers take to reduce highway accidents?

  If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an accident involving a tanker tractor trailer in Jacksonville Florida, contact an attorney who specializes in truck accident litigation, when you are able to discuss the particulars…
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Manhattan garbage truck kills a pedestrian. How is a lawsuit against this business different from other cases?

Whenever any kind of business is responsible for injuring someone, it is possible to file a lawsuit to get payment for various expenses that are tied to the accident. This is even true when trucking companies provide important services like…
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Pompano Beach Florida: What should I know before initiating legal action after a truck accident?

  A man was killed due to an accident with a tractor trailer in Pompano Beach Florida.  Over 500,000 truck accidents occur every year, of which 81% occur in multi-vehicle crash situations. Every 16 minutes a person is injured or killed…