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Examples of Liability in Florida Trucking Accidents

10/2/2020
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You can call them tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, or simply “semis” — the name doesn’t matter. What does matter is that these vehicles represent up to 80,000 pounds of accidents waiting to happen at speeds upwards of 70 m.p.h. When driven negligently, there is nothing on the road more dangerous.  According […]

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About Improperly Loaded Tractor Trailers

09/29/2020
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According to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), shifting cargo is a factor in approximately one out of every 20 commercial truck accidents. Other cargo-related issues can cause and contribute to tractor-trailer accidents as well; and, in fact, improperly loaded cargo is one of the primary issues […]

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Safety Tips for Commercial Truck Drivers

08/21/2019
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Preventing Florida Truck Accidents While we can never prevent all truck crashes, many deaths and serious injuries can be avoided if truck drivers and drivers of other motor vehicles all do their part. Here are some things that truck drivers can do to keep themselves safe and to protect the […]

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Regulations for Truck Safety

08/14/2019
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There are federal regulations in place for truck safety, but they can’t prevent tragic accidents. If a truck crash happens to you or a family member, the experienced Florida truck accident law firm of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley can help you sort out the laws and understand your […]

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Rear End Truck Collisions

08/14/2019
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While all rear-end collisions present severe risks to the drivers and passengers who get rear-ended, collisions involving commercial trucks are particularly dangerous. These accidents regularly result in serious traumatic injuries, and most victims will face a long road to physical and emotional recovery. If you or a loved one has […]

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Head-On Truck Collisions

08/14/2019
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Facing a commercial truck head-on is a terrifying experience. Knowing that you are helpless to protect yourself and that the driver behind the wheel of the truck might not even know you are there can be traumatizing; and, in the moments that follow, your life can change forever. Nearly one […]

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Truck-trailer Accidents – Getting to the basics

12/2/2015
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Those involved in trucking litigation have become all too familiar with catastrophic injury and loss of life resulting from 18 wheelers (tractor trailers) being operated by drivers impaired by chronic fatigue. Why do we continue to see this problem? In the case of a professional commercial truck driver who rear […]

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