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Category Archives: Trucking Accidents

Do You Know Not To Drive In A Truck’s No-Zones?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

You probably drive next to or near large commercial trucks on a daily basis around Fort Lauderdale. From city streets to highway driving, semi trucks are constantly on the road delivering products to stores. Unfortunately, big rigs are often involved in trucking accidents with cars sharing the roads with them. While many Florida truck… Read More »

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Reducing Florida Van Accidents With These 5 Safety Tips

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

There are several reasons why many individuals and businesses alike own 15-passenger vans. While they come in handy to transport goods, kids, church groups, and sports teams, they are also very dangerous. Unfortunately, those who drive and ride in large vans are often placed at risk for suffering serious crash injuries. This is because… Read More »

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Lunesta: Another Cause Of Drowsy Driving Trucking Accidents In Fort Lauderdale

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Truck drivers drive long hours. Because they work odd hours, their bodies sometimes have trouble falling asleep or staying awake. While some suffer from sleep apnea, others may not feel like sleeping when they are supposed to pull off the road and take their required rest breaks. Unfortunately, this has led to many truck… Read More »

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Tracy Morgan Injured By Tired Trucker Shines Light On Drowsy Driving Problem

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

For years drowsy driving by truck drivers has been a concern. Due to accident statistics, it’s no secret among federal authorities that many truck drivers are sleep deprived. This is why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration set new rules and stricter hours-of-service limits last year—hoping to keep motorists safe and reduce the number… Read More »

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Electronic Logbooks Could Reduce Florida Truck Crashes And Improve Roadway Safety

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

When a truck driver sits behind the wheel of his big rig for too many hours, he may suffer from drowsy driving. Because driving while fatigued is a real problem facing truck drivers on our nation’s roadways, there are hours-of-service rules in place that govern the amount of hours a commercial truck driver can… Read More »

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How To Drive Next to A Semi Safely To Avoid A Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Driving next to an 18-wheeler, big rig, semi truck, box truck, or other large commercial vehicles can be scary. Many people feel nervous driving next to large trucks because of their huge size and weight. This is why many drivers try and avoid driving next to or near semis; however, sometimes, it is impossible… Read More »

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HAZMAT Trucking Accident Liability In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Under Florida law, anyone who is found to be responsible for a trucking accident is liable for damages caused to the innocent party or to the family who has lost a loved one from the accident. When a trucking accident involves hazardous materials (referred to as HAZMAT), then victims incur more devastating consequences due… Read More »

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5 Recent Fatal Trucking Accidents Include 1 Death In Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Truckers also complain about nagging government regulations that control when they are allowed to drive, and when they are not. For many drivers, the very reason they were attracted to the trucking industry, for freedom, is restricted by the imposition of endless rules. Truck drivers also tend to grumble over wasted down time, which… Read More »

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Overloaded Trucks Cause Broward County Trucking Accidents

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Tractor-trailers are heavier, longer, and call for more skill from truck drivers than those of other large vehicles. Not only do commercial truck drivers require more knowledge and training, but driving a tractor-trailer compels each individual to apply what they have learned. Certain behaviors make a truck driver more dangerous than others. Some of… Read More »

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Truck Driver Fatigue Causes South Florida Accidents

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

One in four vehicle fatalities involve a large truck. Truck drivers by trade are ultimately fatigued by the demands of their job. Excessive driving hours which last for days and weeks are a leading contributor in causing truck drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. Unfortunately, a truck driver’s sleepiness often leads to irreversible… Read More »

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