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Category: Truck Accidents

4 Key Differences Between Truck and Car Accident Claims

There are many different variables when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. While truck accident claims mainly follow the same steps as car accident claims, there are some practical considerations victims might not think about. Here, we’ll break down four of the key differences between the two. Keep these differences in mind when hiring a …

Things to Know for a Successful Truck Accident Claim

Large commercial trucks often crowd Florida’s major highways and city streets. From delivery trucks to gasoline tanker trucks, these heavy vehicles often pose a risk to drivers of passenger vehicles. Large trucks typically weigh between 10,000 and 80,000 pounds, whereas today’s standard car weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. When a large truck strikes a passenger vehicle, …

8-Year-Old Boy Killed by Pickup Truck in Central Florida

Orlando police investigated an accident involving a pickup truck driver and an eight-year-old boy on a bicycle. The truck driver struck and killed the boy on a Wednesday afternoon near Conway Road and Michigan Street. The driver stopped and collaborated with law enforcement. It is unclear whether he faces charges at this time. The accident …

Florida’s New “Move Over” Law

Get Ready to Move Over Most of us are aware of Florida’s “move over” law. The law that was originally conceived to keep law enforcement officers and emergency responders safe on the sides of Florida’s highways requires motorists to vacate the lane closest to emergency vehicles. If it’s not safe to move over, or it’s …

NTSB Investigates Safety of Tanker Trucks

In October 2009, motorists on a busy Indianapolis interstate were startled to see a gigantic fireball rising above the highway, miles ahead. Drawing near, they found that a tanker truck hauling propane had lost control, smashed into a guardrail, and exploded. The accident has prompted an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to …

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