Category: Truck Accidents

Sharing Florida Roads With Tractor-Trailers According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), accidents involving heavy trucks like tractor-trailers have been on the rise in Florida and across the nation. Not only have accidents increased, but associated fatalities have, too. Tractor-trailer accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but one thing all... Read More
Head-on Truck Collisions in Florida A head-on collision can be an emotionally jarring experience. It’s an accident you can see coming but are sometimes helpless to avoid. Facing a large semi-truck head-on can be absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, this type of commercial vehicle accident is relatively rare. Between 2015 and 2017, approximately 14 percent of... Read More
Florida Wide Right Turn Truck Accidents If you have ever driven behind a large truck, you have likely seen a sign warning you to stay back. You’ve likely also seen one warning you of wide turns. When a truck makes a right turn, they need more space. But sometimes, passenger vehicles don’t realize this and... Read More
Drunk Driving and Large Trucks Lead to Serious Injuries Drinking and driving is never okay. Getting behind the wheel of a large truck after you have been drinking is inexcusable. Yet, in 2017 there were 841 drunk driving deaths in Florida, accounting for 26 percent of all traffic fatalities. The majority of drunk drivers are drivers of passenger... Read More
Blind Spots and Truck Accidents According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), one third of accidents between heavy trucks and passenger vehicles occur in a truck’s blind spot. Responsible for regulating the trucking industry, the FMSCA created a public awareness initiative to alert all drivers about the dangers of blind spots, which... Read More
All About Semi-Truck Accidents Semi-trucks carry the goods we need and want throughout Florida and throughout the nation. Semi drivers and their employers are held to higher standards than the average passenger vehicle driver, but even with more training and higher expectations, accidents still occur. Truck accidents typically result in more property damage,... Read More
The Deadly Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents. As many as 13 percent of commercial truck drivers are fatigued at the time of a crash, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study. The FMCSA notes that truck driver fatigue can... Read More
All Types of Truck Accidents Can Injure You Florida was one of the top 10 states in the United States for the number of fatal truck accidents occurring on its roads from 2014 to 2016, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Unfortunately, trucks are involved in 2.4 percent of all car accidents. Trucks, however,... Read More
Mechanical Failure as a Cause of Truck Accidents How many truck accidents are caused by mechanical failure? It’s difficult to get an exact count, but according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study, 10 percent of all truck accidents are caused by the vehicle itself (that is, not by the driver’s... Read More

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