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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?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

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 »

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I’ve Heard Self-Driving Commercial Trucks Will Be Showing Up On The Roads In The Near Future, And I Want To Know If They Will Cause More Harm To Motorists?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

As automakers have begun making self-driving cars to some degree, makers of commercial trucks are also planning on rolling out self-driving trucks—although probably not for a decade. The thought is that a self-driving semi would help decrease trucking accident injuries and fatalities. Although a commercial truck will never be driverless, technologies would help the… Read More »

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If Someone Is Injured In A Trucking Accident Because The Truck Driver Was Fatigued, How Can It Be Proven?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Truck drivers themselves cause a majority of vehicle accidents, simply due to the fact of being over tired and over worked.  In fact, over 8,000 accidents occur every year caused by the truck driver being tired or sleepy at the wheel. Truck driver fatigue is a common cause of serious accidents, but is however,… Read More »

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If Medications And Drugs Are Some Of The Main Causes Of Truck Crashes, Why Do Truckers Continue To Get Certain Medications Prescribed By Their Doctors?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that are in place, truck drivers are prohibited from taking certain prescription drugs. These may include narcotic or habit-forming drugs, methadone, amphetamine, or any anti-seizure drugs. Additionally, truckers are not allowed to drive their rigs while taking prescription medications without a prescription from a licensed… Read More »

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If Being A Truck Driver Is So Dangerous, Why Would Anyone Consider This As A Career? Do Truck Drivers Have Certain Rights If The Trucking Accident Is Not Their Fault?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

South Florida trucking jobs are tough, but stable.  Broward County residents seeking employment might consider trucking for its secure income and job availability. Trucking naturally draws drivers of all ages and backgrounds. .  According to the Truckers Report Guide of 2011, the truck driver salary ranges between $40-68,000 per year. In Florida, truck drivers… Read More »

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How Is A Florida Trucking Accident Case Settled Differently Than Regular Auto Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Trucking accidents typically cause more serious injuries than car accidents. Individuals who are involved in a tractor trailer or other large truck wrecks incur life threatening conditions, and sometimes death. Commercial trucks are more than 25 times heavier than average passenger automobiles. Technical and complex trucking rules and regulations mean that a trucking accident… Read More »

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How Do I Avoid A Broward County Truck Accident?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Question: There’s practically nothing I detest more than sharing my morning commute with the plethora of big trucks on the highway. I feel like a little bug that’s forced to share the forest with Big Foot…and it’s just a matter of time before I get squished. What advice can you give me to avoid… Read More »

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How Are Overloaded Trucks More Likely To Cause Truck Accidents?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

A: There are reasons why the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration allows semi trucks to weigh up to 80,000 pounds and require that the truck’s cargo be balanced, evenly distributed, properly loaded and tied down securely. When trucks weigh over this weight limit, there are potential dangers that could increase on the road and… Read More »

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How do I go about getting financial compensation for my anxiety and mental issues caused in a crash?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Car crashes, truck wrecks, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents have been known to bring about anxiety, fear, and other emotional and mental issues due to the trauma of the wreck. While some feelings of anxiety are temporary, sometimes it can continue for months following a traffic accident. If this is the case, you may… Read More »

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Why Do Truck Drivers Take Drugs And Drive? Don’t They Know That It Could Lead To A Truck Accident In Florida?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The main reason why truck drivers take medications while driving is to help them combat their tiredness to attempt to stay awake at the wheel. They know that if they can push on and get more miles in, they will make their deliveries on time and possibly make more money. While fighting fatigue is… Read More »

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