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Determining Fault in a Semi Truck Accident

When you get into an accident with another vehicle, and the accident was their fault, you will likely seek compensation for your losses through their insurance company. Collisions with semi trucks and the resulting lawsuits work a bit differently, though, since truck drivers are operating under their company. Let’s take a look at the factors [...]

February 7th, 2017|Truck Accident|0 Comments

What a Lawyer Can Do for You After a Big Truck Accident

If you have suffered a bad commercial truck accident, things can get very stressful, very quickly. In addition to actual physical injury, property damages are likely to go through the roof, and when the trucking or insurance companies refuse to compensate you, it might seem as if you are suddenly all out of options. Thankfully, [...]

July 28th, 2016|Truck Accident|0 Comments

How Fault is Determined in a Commercial Truck Accident

It is never fun getting involved in a car accident, and it is even worse when the other vehicle was a commercial truck. Now you have to deal with extensive physical and property damages and if the trucking company or insurance provider is avoiding paying you the compensation you deserve, you might feel a little [...]

July 26th, 2016|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Accident Involving Hydroplaning Pickup Truck Kills Three Sisters

The St. Petersburg community is trying to come to terms with a horrific accident that took the lives of five people, including three sisters returning from a church convention. According to the Tampa Tribune, a pickup truck driven by Jennifer Zuniga hydroplaned on State Road 70 in DeSoto County on Aug. 9, causing the truck [...]

August 13th, 2015|Truck Accident|Comments Off on Accident Involving Hydroplaning Pickup Truck Kills Three Sisters

Truck Driver Cited for Careless Driving in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-75

The driver of a 2012 Freightliner tractor trailer tried to maneuver to the shoulder of Interstate 75 near Dade City after the big rig developed mechanical problems and inadvertently caused a multiple-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon, according to a news report. Yolanda Gooden of Samson, Alabama, who was driving a Ford Taurus northbound behind the truck, [...]

April 30th, 2015|Truck Accident|Comments Off on Truck Driver Cited for Careless Driving in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-75

I-75 Tractor-Trailer Crash Highlights Trucking Dangers

A recent tractor-trailer accident that temporarily closed Interstate 75 during rush hour and injured the truck’s driver is a reminder of the dangers motorists face each day on Tampa area roadways. A 43-year-old truck driver from St. Petersburg was hauling a load of used vegetable oil southbound on I-75 on Sept. 18 when he changed [...]

September 25th, 2014|Truck Accident|Comments Off on I-75 Tractor-Trailer Crash Highlights Trucking Dangers

Crash Involving Comedian Brings Attention to Drowsy Truckers

The truck driver who rammed into the back of comedian Tracy Morgan's limo bus in New Jersey had gone without sleep for more than 24 hours, investigators say. The accident killed one passenger and injured Morgan and others. The accident occurred as Congress is considering rolling back rules designed to prevent accidents involving drowsy driving [...]

June 20th, 2014|Truck Accident|0 Comments

Big Rig Safety Flaw Puts Drivers at Risk

A recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that the safety devices on the back of big rigs are not doing their job properly. The under-ride guards are intended to prevent deadly accidents from cars sliding under the trucks, but the study reveals that cars are hitting the trucks at an angle [...]

August 15th, 2013|Truck Accident|0 Comments

New Rules Require More Rest for Truckers

Large trucks were involved in 201 fatal crashes in Florida in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only California and Texas had more fatal truck accidents. Concerned that many truck accidents occur because of sleepy drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has enacted hours-of-service rules for commercial truck drivers that required [...]

July 3rd, 2013|Truck Accident|0 Comments