Category: Truck Accidents
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in September 2018 that 8 major truck trailer makers were now making rear guards capable of preventing deadly under-ride accidents.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports over 4,000 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2016. What were the causes?
Vehicle fires are reported every 3 minutes and 2 seconds in the United States. Fifty-eight percent are caused by collisions.
As of January 2018, 230 new laws, which were approved in the 2017 fiscal year, went into effect in Florida. These laws included a change to the Move Over Law which all motorists need to know and understand.
The Memorial Day holiday is a three-day weekend which ushers in the start of summer. Many Americans head to vacation destinations, barbecues or summertime parties to celebrate the beginning of summer. Unfortunately, it is also the worst time of year for auto accidents.
The trucking industry is the backbone of American business with nearly 11 million trucks traveling the U.S. roadways every year, according to the FMCSA. Trucks are involved in 12.4 percent of all fatal crashes. This rate has begun to creeping up.
Lee Health Trauma Center and the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization are focusing on fatal crashes in Lee County by involving the community. The project is called “Driving Down Fatalities”.
In 2004 a Marco Island resident lost her daughter in a side under-ride accident the day before Thanksgiving. The victim’s mother said, "I know that she would want to make sure that it didn’t happen to another family.”
Accidents are rarely foreseen. Drivers and passengers involved in accidents often do not have time to brace themselves for impact. Even if the accident may seem to be minor with little vehicle damage, injuries may still happen.
Auto insurance is compulsory in Florida, but sometimes accidents happen and the victim is faced with an uninsured motorist. What is the recourse?