8 Myths about Florida Truck Accident Cases

The State of Florida, with its myriad of busy roads and interstates, is a common place for truck accidents. Truckers drive these busy roads on a daily basis – often at very high speeds. When truckers operate their trucks and tractor trailers in a negligent or careless manner and violate Florida traffic laws or motor…

HAZMAT Truck Accidents

Transporting hazardous chemicals and other hazardous materials is one of the most dangerous aspects of today’s trucking industry. Hazardous materials are commonly transported on tractor–trailer trucks and other vehicles on highways across America. For safety reasons, government agencies have set up some very strict regulations and guidelines for transporting these hazardous chemicals and materials on…

Causes of Garbage Truck Accidents

Garbage trucks are deployed on a daily basis throughout Florida cities and onto Florida streets in various communities. Garbage truck drivers are oftentimes very focused on their jobs and, unfortunately, are less focused on safe and careful driving and operation of their trucks. Because garbage trucks service so many different areas of the community, careless…

Avoiding Truck Accidents 101: How to Drive Safely Around Large Trucks

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 40,882 commercial vehicle crashes recorded in the state in the year 2016, with many of these crashes involving large trucks and resulting in tragic injuries or fatalities. In 2017, there have already been 3,358 commercial vehicle crashes in Florida, and more than…

Drinking and Driving With a Commercial Vehicle: A Dangerous Combination

Like every state, Florida has certain provisions that are in place that ban drinking and driving for all drivers. Generally speaking, if any driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, there is a legal presumption that the driver was driving while intoxicated. Even with a lower BAC, drivers can still…

Risks of Truck Driving at Night

Driving trucks is one of America’s more dangerous professions. Commercial drivers travel across the country while hauling goods from one location to the next. Many drivers often face drives that may require many hours and long distances on the road to make even a single delivery. This may require drivers to continue driving well into…

Trucking Company Liability for Dangerous Drivers

Drivers often cringe at the sight of a semi-truck sharing the roadway with them. They can be up to fourteen feet high and weigh up to 35,000 pounds unloaded. Fully loaded, they can be up to 80,000 pounds with a fuel tank that can hold anywhere from 100 to 300 gallons. Combine those facts with…

New Port Richey Passenger Van Safety

Passenger Van Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety[1] Administration, analyzed data from fatal crashes between 1990 and 2002.  During that time period, there were 1,576 15-passenger vans involved in fatal crashes that resulted in 1,111 fatalities to occupants of such vans. Of these, 657 vans were in fatal, single vehicle crashes,…

Truck Driver Fatigue Is The Number One Cause Of Truck Accidents

The pressure for truckers to continue driving, despite being fatigued, is so common that it has become alarming. It is the number one cause for accidents involving trucks that are the fault of the truck driver. Truck driver fatigue accounts for 35-40% of all truck accidents. A truck driver who is experiencing fatigue and forcing…

Driver Shortage Creates Truck Accidents

Trucking accidents occur throughout the United States because of many factors. Any time a motorist shares the roadways with 18-wheelers or large trucks, the possibility of an accident is a realistic possibility and can be fatal. In fact, a total of 3 602 people have died in large truck crashes in 2013. To get a…