Category : Trucking Accidents

Trucking Accidents

Head-On Truck Collisions

Frank Fernandez
A head-on truck collision combines two of the most deadly—and frightening—types of vehicle accidents. Semi-trucks, a fixture of Florida highways, are incredibly dangerous vehicles. Colliding straight into one may leave drivers and passengers seriously injured, permanently scarred, unable to walk, or even dead. If you or a loved one was in one of these accidents, you know firsthand how life-changing the aftermath is. They can be fatal or leave the driver or other victims permanently...
Trucking Accidents

How to File a Truck Accident Lawsuit

Frank Fernandez
Truck transport is a thriving business in the United States. An estimated 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S., with almost 2 million tractor-trailers. About 70 percent of all products reach their destination via a type of truck. Trucks supply essential products, including consumer goods, medical supplies, and equipment. Cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians share the roads with large trucks. Accidents are a common occurrence. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that over 500,000 truck accidents...
Trucking Accidents

Truck Rollovers: Deadly and More Common Than You Might Think

Frank Fernandez
In Florida, 349 people were killed by truck crashes in a recent year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Large commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and other trucks pose considerable danger to other motorists and passersby if they crash, simply because they are the largest vehicles on the road. The weight of a large CMV, especially, can be roughly 30 times that of passenger cars. Nationwide, 4,114 people died in truck crashes in...
Trucking Accidents

What Can Families Do After a Trucking Accident Fatality?

Frank Fernandez
Being involved in a crash with a large truck is always a shock, but when a loved one dies from the accident, the shock and trauma are far greater. Knowing that your loved one died because of someone’s negligence only adds to the emotional burden. In one recent year, 5,005 people died in crashes involving large trucks, and 71 percent of those killed occupied other vehicles or were pedestrians. In Florida, there were 340 fatal...
Trucking Accidents

Dump and Garbage Truck Accidents

Frank Fernandez
We share the road daily, but they are often invisible to us because we are so accustomed to seeing them that we simply do not think about their presence. People who work daily on construction sites, travel back and forth between landfills and keep our streets free from trash operate these vehicles. Naturally, Naturally, we are talking about dump trucks & garbage trucks and accidents caused by them. Even though you may not notice them,...
Trucking Accidents

T-Bone Truck Accidents

Frank Fernandez
T-bone truck accidents are one of the most hazardous crashes on our roads. Any collision can be dangerous, but the nature of T-bone crashes heightens the risk of severe injuries, especially on the smaller vehicle’s occupants. As the name suggests, a T-bone accident, also known as a side-impact truck collision, involves a crash whereby one vehicle’s front end rams into the side of another. A truck may hit a car on the side, or the...
Trucking Accidents

Dangerous Tanker Truck Accidents Lead to Severe Injuries

Frank Fernandez
Tanker trucks transport various substances across the nation. In general, trucks cause greater bodily injury and property damage when an accident occurs. High-speed truck accidents also have an increased chance of causing fatalities. Tanker truck accidents have an added element of danger because of their cargo. Many tanker trucks carry hazardous substances, such as gasoline, kerosene, and oil. A traffic accident can ignite these substances in seconds, causing devastating injuries and making tanker truck accidents...
Trucking Accidents

How Will My Family Be Taken Care of in the Event of an Accident With a Truck?

Frank Fernandez
Truck accidents often cause severe and catastrophic injuries, which means that the accident victim might not work for months, if ever. The biggest worry of a truck accident victim, other than recovering, is how they will take care of the family. If the truck accident was not your fault, you could recover damages to help pay medical bills and support your family. Whether you settle or litigate your case depends on several factors, including the...
Trucking Accidents

The Unique Hazards Presented by Tow Trucks

Frank Fernandez
Cities with larger populations often experience traffic congestion. With traffic congestion comes the inevitable issues of accidents and broken down vehicles, along with the appearance of tow trucks on the roadside as they clear disabled vehicles so that traffic can begin flowing again. Unfortunately, the tow trucks themselves present unique hazards that can create additional accidents and risk of injury or death not only for the tow truck driver but for other roadway users as...
Trucking Accidents

Do You Have Questions About Your Semi-Truck Accident?

Frank Fernandez
We May Have Answers For You Semi-truck drivers face the risk of sustaining injuries in an accident every time they hit the road. When semi-trucks hit other drivers or pedestrians like you, devastating injuries can change your life forever. What should you do if you sustain injuries in a semi-truck accident in Tampa, Florida? Numerous different types of injuries can result in these accidents. Let’s take a look at what to do next if facing...