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Category: Trucking Accidents

A Tragedy to Remember

10/6/2009
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This is a story about Bill and Helen. They were not famous people; they did not live an extravagant life; and they loved life as much as any of us. I imagine they were two nice, kind people who, after many years of marital union, still loved each other quite […]

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Living With Big Trucks

09/23/2009
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We have all been there. When you begin to pass a tractor trailer on the highway, you speed up just a little bit in an effort to get quickly clear or you slow down and simply refuse to take the chance. If passing, you are all the while holding your […]

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What should I do if I have an Auto Accident?

09/17/2009
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When you suffer an injury your first thought is not who can I sue; or, it certainly should not be that thought. What most people think about are their injuries, how to obtain treatment and how to put their lives back together. As a result of attending to these essential […]

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The Sunset of PIP—The Rise of the Insurance Lobby

10/29/2007
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In reflection, one might legitimately ask the question:” has the adoption of the Florida Motor Vehicle No Fault Law in 1971 really achieved the goals it was intended for?” If we simply accept the decision to do away with what we familiarly know as “PIP” (personal injury protection), then the […]

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The “Wrongful Death Act” in Florida

10/10/2007
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There are few things we as people endure that are worse than losing a member of our family. The sense of loss, hurt, and anguish, however, is only magnified when a family member’s death was due to the negligence of someone else. What all-too-often causes even more heartache is the […]

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Trucking Regulations

09/18/2007
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The battle continues between the public and the trucking industry. In July, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the portions of final hours-of-service rule issued in 2005 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that permitted truck drivers to increase their driving hours. […]

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The No Fault Debate in Florida

08/3/2007
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Florida’s “No Fault” insurance statute is nearing expiration. Should it be renewed; should it be allowed to “sunset”; should it be modified? The Florida legislature has an opportunity to not only take the correct action, but an opportunity to improve on the no fault system altogether. The controversy about eliminating […]

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Truck Driver in Fatal Accident Had License Suspended in Two States

06/14/2007
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A recent Maryland truck accident dramatically highlights not only the deadly consequences of poor enforcement of Federal truck safety standards, but trucking companies’ ho-hum attitudes toward compliance with these standards. It seems that an accident in Prince Georges County, Maryland that killed one man and injured two others was caused […]

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