Personal Injury Law Blog Category: Truck Accidents

April 04, 2016

Driver negligence is the cause of most car accidents

A study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that mistakes on the part of drivers are the cause of 94 percent of all car accidents, and about 87 percent of drivers engage in unsafe behaviors. Meanwhile, the number of deaths from car accidents has risen sharply. In 2015, there were 38,300 fatalities and […]

Read More

October 27, 2015

Ten automakers to make automatic braking standard

Automatic braking will become a standard feature on cars produced by ten major automakers. The technology, which uses cameras, lasers or radar to sense an impending collision and apply the brakes automatically, will be made available as standard equipment in all car, SUV and truck models sold by Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, General Motors, […]

Read More

October 25, 2015

Learn the facts about drowsy driving

Drowsy driving causes car accidents, which can result in serious injuries and even death. Although everyone knows driving while fatigued is not a good idea, many people are not aware of just how great the risk can be. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as driving drunk. The legal limit for driving in the […]

Read More

August 05, 2015

Florida Highway Patrol aims to reduce traffic deaths on I-95

In an effort to reduce fatalities from car accidents on a deadly stretch of highway, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) engaged in a joint effort with other eastern seaboard states called “Safe 95.” A study of statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that the stretch of Interstate 95 that runs through Florida […]

Read More

December 11, 2014

Truck Accident Statistics in the U.S.

Semi-trucks are responsible for transporting necessary goods across the country. Without these trucks, many of us wouldn’t have access to the food, gasoline, and other products that we use each and every day. Unfortunately, however, while these large trucks provide benefits to all, they also pose a danger to others traveling nearby on the roads. […]

Read More

September 22, 2013

Are Florida Truckers Cheating on Their Log Books?

Truck drivers have to abide by the Hours of Service regulations that the federal and state governments have in place. However, they also have deadlines to meet that are set by their trucking companies. Sometimes, traffic, harsh weather, or delays at the shipper’s or receiver’s facilities can set a trucker back, causing him to work […]

Read More

September 13, 2013

Safe Driving Tips for Sharing the Road with Tractor-Trailer Trucks

The United States interstate system allows for trucking companies to haul cargo from coast to coast, keeping our economy running and delivering many of the products we take for granted every day. Along with the benefit of large trucks, there is also an inherent danger. If you drive on the roads of Florida, you will […]

Read More

September 10, 2013

Beware of Garbage Trucks on Florida Roads

Accidents involving garbage trucks can cause injuries to other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, children, and even garbage truck workers themselves. When the term “truck accident” is used, the image that comes to mind most often is one of a tractor trailer colliding with a passenger vehicle on the highway. However, there are other types of truck […]

Read More