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Five Tips for Sharing the Road with a Truck in Florida

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Driving close to a semi-truck can understandably be nerve-wracking. Especially if you are on the highway and going high speeds or in heavy traffic, having to share the road with those giants can cause anxiety in even the best of drivers. But it doesn’t have to be that way; practicing good awareness of your… Read More »

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What is a Jackknife Accident and What Causes Them?

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While jackknife accidents are not common, these accidents can cause heavy damage and severe personal injury. Just as with everyday commuter vehicles, semi-trucks can have situations where it is easy to lose control and can cause an accident. When a jackknife accident occurs, the trailer part of a semi-truck swings towards the cab of… Read More »

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Truck Accidents in Florida: Everything You Need To Know

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Trucks are a surprisingly integral part of society because they are used to transport food, large goods, fuel, and other valuable items that we use in our everyday lives. However, trucks are not immune from accidents. Due to the nature of trucks and their large size, truck accidents can have catastrophic results. While accidents… Read More »

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Garbage Truck Collision

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Garbage trucks are a necessity to our way of life, which involves consuming and throwing away 1,704 pounds of trash every year, three times the global average, according to Globalcitizen.org. While usually slow and cautious, garbage truck drivers are often on a time crunch, and the size of their vehicles makes them difficult to… Read More »

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Truck Driving Collisions Are Often Caused By Fatigue

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If you were involved in a commercial truck collision, there is a good chance that the truck driver was drowsy or even fully asleep at the wheel. According to research, 13 percent of truck drivers were fatigued at the time of their crash, as reported by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Truck drivers… Read More »

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Four Common Truck Accident Injuries

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Over 4,000 people die in large truck crashes each year, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with non-truck-occupants being the predominant victims. In only 16 percent of fatal large truck collisions is the truck driver—or other truck occupants—killed. Because of the vast size difference between an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle—not to… Read More »

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Sideswipe Truck Collisions

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Sideswipe collisions occur when two vehicles are traveling in the same direction next to each other and they collide. According to the Insurance Information Institute, there are between 900 and 1,000  fatal sideswipe collisions annually.  In worst case scenarios, a sideswipe collision may result in a rollover, while in some cases neither vehicle (or… Read More »

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Common Causes of Orlando Truck Rollover Accidents

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Witnessing a large truck rollover can be absolutely terrifying. It can be much worse if you are involved in an accident with the truck. Unfortunately, truck rollovers are common all across roads and highways in Florida. In the best case scenario, this can snarl traffic for hours, and at worst, it can injure or… Read More »

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Truck Companies Must Follow The FMCSR Screening Laws

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The world of commercial trucking can be dangerous, especially if certain regulations are not met on a daily basis. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or FMCSR are essential to keeping this particular end of the roadways running smoothly. If a driver is hired without going through the right background checks, the trucking company… Read More »

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Safe Driving Tips: Sharing the Road With Big Rigs

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The ever-growing construction on Orlando roadways is more than just a headache; it could be a safety concern. Payer Law, specializing in Orlando personal injury attorney law, wants you to be cautious on the roadway and provide you with these safe driving tips for sharing the road with big rigs. Why You Should Protect… Read More »

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