Category: Truck Accidents
Researchers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have done many surveys and data analyses to determine the most common causes of truck accidents that occur not only in Florida, but all throughout the U.S. Whatever the reason for the accident, most Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you that being involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle can be life altering. Personal injury attorney Randall Spivey is well aware that truckers and their companies...
In addition to the possibility of multiple parties being involved, truck accidents may be a combination of negligence, product liability and/or wrongful death. This is why it is extremely important to work with an attorney with extensive experience in this complex area. We handle such matters.
On January 22, 2014, Jeff Rossen of NBC-TV's Rossen Report demonstrated that travelling at 50 mph, a trailer, which becomes unhooked and does not have safety chains as a safety backup, becomes a deadly, uncontrollable missile.
Seven people were injured, three critically, on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in a truck accident involving a semi and eleven other vehicles on I75 and Route 60 in Brandon, FL. Accident cases involving 18-wheelers are very different from other vehicle crash cases.
In partnership with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, (FMCSA), Transport Canada (TC), American Transportation Research Institute and other Canadian agencies, a new driver fatigue management website has been created - The North American Fatigue Management Program (NAFMP) website. This website is designed to be voluntary and to compliment federal truck driver service hours (HOS) regulations.
According to The Wall Street Journal (July 3, 2013), although the USDOT does not have precise statistics on fatigue-related crashes, one study shows that roughly 13% of large-truck crashes involve a sleep-deprived driver. Sleep-deprived drivers are severely distracted drivers.
The commercial trucking industry will roll out new regulations for truck drivers in Florida and around the country this month. Effective July 1st, 2013, truckers will have to comply with new rules for sleep and start-times, in a concentrated effort to ensure that drivers are well-rested for the road. Personal injury attorneys in Fort Myers hope that the new laws will cut down on accidents involving commercial vehicles.
Drivers need to be careful when driving while taking medications and/or supplements. The side-effects can cause car, motorcycle, and truck accidents.