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Who is Liable for a Truck Accident?

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After a truck accident, victims will first have to go through their own insurance company, as per Florida’s no-fault auto insurance laws. However, it is rare that this insurance coverage is enough to fully cover the serious injuries that result from a collision with a truck on the road. To claim the full compensation… Read More »

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Why Truck Accident Cases Take Longer to Resolve

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Semi-trucks are unique from other vehicles on the road. They are much larger, much heavier, and the insurance policies that cover them are also of much greater value than those of smaller vehicles. All of these reasons combined mean that if you are in an accident with a semi-truck, it may take longer to… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents in Florida

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Truck accidents are some of the worst crashes seen on Port St. Lucie’s roads. In many cases, truck accidents seem to come out of nowhere but truthfully, there are many common causes of these collisions. It is crucial that anyone injured in a truck accident knows what the most common causes of truck accidents… Read More »

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Evidence in Truck Crash Claims

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Largely due to an ever-increasing demand for consumer goods, the number of large truck crashes increased 42 percent between 2009 and 2017. These massive vehicles weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They also might carry hundreds of gallons of highly-flammable diesel fuel. As a result, these wrecks often cause catastrophic injuries, especially at freeway… Read More »

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Feds Suspend Large Truck Safety Rules

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Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not enforce some hours of service restrictions, the agency announced. Additionally, the agency expanded the list of exempted “emergency supplies” to include items like raw materials and fuel. The agency also will not enforce recordkeeping requirements during the pandemic. Other changes include… Read More »

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Special Issues in 18-Wheeler Wrecks

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Fully-loaded large trucks, like the ones which regularly run through the Treasure Coast, weigh about 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators routinely allow even larger vehicles, such as double trailers, to prowl area highways and byways. When these massive vehicles cause crashes, victims often sustain catastrophic injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Most trucks carry… Read More »

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Fatal Commercial Truck Accident in Martin County

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A 68-year-old Okeechobee man is dead after a dump truck veered into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup truck.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 710 and Martin Highway. A 43-year-old man behind the wheel of a dump truck smashed head-on into a pickup truck which… Read More »

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Deadly Crash on I-75 Involved Multiple Semi-Trucks

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Investigators believe that a mechanical failure on an eighteen-wheeler may have caused a fireball crash near Lake City. The horrific wreck shut down part of Interstate 75 for more than a day. Investigators believe that a northbound semi-truck had problems with a tire or wheel, causing the driver to lose control. That semi veered… Read More »

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Fireball Rear-End Collision Causes Serious Injuries on Florida Turnpike

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A column of smoke rose into the air from the scene of a rear-end collision between a slow-moving SUV and a produce-hauling large truck. According to police and witnesses, a Honda CRV was travelling below the posted speed limit as it towed a trailer. Then, near Mile Marker 187, which is between the Fort… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Semi-Truck Crash Kills Senior Citizen

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 76-year-old man is dead after a jackknifed double semi-truck apparently forced his 2004 Hyundai Tiburon off the highway. The wreck occurred on the Florida Turnpike south of Okeechobee Road. For unknown reasons, a double semi-truck jackknifed and wound up on the shoulder. That incident caused the 76-year-old man to lose control of his… Read More »

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