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Truck Accidents and Personal Injury Law in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Sometimes, to express that they are very tired, people say that they feel like they got hit by a truck.  Why don’t they say they feel like they got hit by a car?  In short, truck accidents are worse.  Of course, it is possible to get seriously injured in a car accident, even if… Read More »

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Truck Driving Safety Requirements, According to Each Class of Commercial Driver’s License

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Think of a profession that requires both adhering to a detailed plan and reacting appropriately in the moment, one where, if you make even a small mistake, multiple people could die or be seriously injured.  Driving a truck is one profession that fits that description.  The stereotype is that truck drivers spend their days… Read More »

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5 Reasons for Trucking Accidents in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Even though there are more passenger vehicles on the road than semi-trucks, the risk of a fatal accident with a semi-truck is high. Semi-trucks weigh significantly more than a passenger vehicle, therefore, even a slow-speed impact can lead to catastrophic results. Each year, thousands are injured in accidents with semi-trucks and hundreds are killed…. Read More »

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Reducing Drowsy Driving Truck Accidents: Truck Drivers to Log Their Time Electronically

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Because drowsy driving amongst truck drivers continues to be a safety issue threatening innocent motorists on the road, a new federal rule could help reduce drowsy driving crashes. Although it doesn’t take place until December 16, 2017, a new log rule will require truck drivers to log their time on-duty electronically instead of with… Read More »

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Dealing with Trucking Companies and Insurers After a Truck Collision

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Being in an accident with a large truck is hard enough on a person, but having to deal with injuries while the insurance company is trying to get you to agree to a settlement is more than enough to say the least. Many injured victims don’t realize that insurance companies are not on their… Read More »

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Trucking Accident Injury Claims Are Often Due to Common Truck Driver Violations

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When you are driving next to a big rig, does it ever cross your mind if the truck driver steering the large semi has had the proper sleep? Or maybe you wonder if the truck driver is medically fit to be driving a large truck. These thoughts probably cross your mind because large commercial… Read More »

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Motorists Are in Danger of Tire Tread Off Big Rigs

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

It’s unfortunate, but large big rigs cause many drivers of smaller cars to crash. While some truck accidents in Florida occur as a result of a trucker’s aggressive maneuvers, other wrecks happen as a result of tire failure. When tires fail, the tires can blow and send pieces of tread flying through the air…. Read More »

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Serious Burn Injuries Florida Truck Accident Victims Endure

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When truck drivers fail to stop at red lights or stop signs, drive too many hours without sleeping, or drive impaired or distracted, other motorists suffer unnecessary injuries from their negligent decisions. While injuries can range from mild to severe, there is one type of injury that is always a serious injury. When someone… Read More »

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Beware of Overloaded Buses Before Boarding a Motorcoach

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Bus companies, just like other companies, are looking to make a profit. Unfortunately, sometimes, making money trumps passenger safety. While not all bus companies are bad, there are some bad motorcoach companies that cut corners and do things that are otherwise illegal just so they can make more money. One such thing is overloading… Read More »

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Florida Truck Crashes Occur Because Truckers Fail To Do These Things

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

There are many things that people do while driving that causes Florida truck crashes, such as texting while driving. However, there are many things truck drivers fail to do that can just as easily cause a crash. These things include: Failing to complete a pre-trip inspection. A pre-trip inspection includes looking at tire tread,… Read More »

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