A Truck Jackknifed In The Road And Caused Me To Crash. What Are The Reasons Why A Truck Would Jackknife?
Trucks can jackknife for many different reasons including failure to maintain brakes. Other reasons may include traveling too fast and braking suddenly or taking a curve too quickly and not applying the brakes properly. It is actually frightening to realize that there are many large commercial trucks operating on Florida roadways, in which the… Read More »
I Heard There Was A Dangerous Truck Driver In Florida That Was Ordered Not To Drive Anymore. Is This True?
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has the power to shut down hazardous trucking companies and order truck drivers and bus drivers to cease operation of commercial vehicles in Florida and across this nation. When bus and truck companies and drivers fail to comply with the new hours-of-service rules… Read More »
Every year there are thousands of truck accidents across this nation, and the state of Florida has its fair share. Unfortunately, there are many truck crashes in South Florida that could have been prevented. Sometimes, the truck driver is at fault, and other times the trucking company or another party involved with the maintenance… Read More »
How Can I Determine If A Trucker Was Taking Prescription Medications That Contributed To Him Crashing Into My Car?
It is a well-known fact that many truck drivers take prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, and even illegal drugs to help them stay awake behind the wheel. Unfortunately, their jobs require them to sit in one place for long hours at a time—often dealing with traffic—which can be monotonous and lead to them dosing off…. Read More »
My Son Just Became Licensed As A Tractor-Trailer Driver. I’ve Seen My Fair Share Of Big Rig Roll Over Fatalities. What Is The Safest Advice You Can Give A Truck Driver To Avoid An Accident?
Freedom comes at a high price for those who select truck driving as their career. Aside from endless sacrifices comes the hefty responsibility of driving safely. Below is safe truck driver advice recommended by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Brake Early Keep Cargo Low Make Slow Turns Avoid Crack-the-Whip Steering Don’t Skid to Prevent… Read More »
Question: I was injured in a Broward County trucking accident. An 18-wheeler jackknifed right before my eyes, causing my car to get stuck in the middle of a huge collision. What should I do? Can I receive compensation for my losses and injuries? Answer: When a big rig weighing almost 100,000 pounds slices its… Read More »
There are many good bus companies that follow the federal guidelines, hours-of-service rules, and make sure their buses are well-maintained and serviced regularly. However, there are many motorcoach companies that don’t enforce the laws set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). As a result, they allow their drivers to drive too many… Read More »
I was injured in a bus accident. Can I sue the bus company or the government for not requiring busses to have seat belts?
It is unfortunate that there has not been a law requiring buses to have seat belts. As a result, many passengers have suffered needless injuries. Because thousands of people suffer injuries in bus accidents every year, the government has decided to improve bus safety by passing a new law that will require seat belts… Read More »
My daughter was injured while riding on the bus when it crashed. What steps should I take to make sure we are compensated fairly for her injuries?
The most important thing you can do for your daughter is to ensure she is seeking medical care for all of her injuries. Children often cannot fully explain what they are feeling, so make sure she sees a doctor if she is still complaining of any pain. After your daughter has been treated for… Read More »
I avoided crashing into a big rig that lost control and swerved into my lane, but I swerved into another lane and hit someone else. Can I sue the truck driver?
It is a natural reaction to avoid a more serious accident, such as a crash with a heavy truck; however, causing an accident in order to avoid a truck accident is not a defense you can use with the insurance company. However, you may have a claim if the truck actually crashed, and you… Read More »