Category: Truck Accidents
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?
As we enter 2018, we begin to think about things we want to do differently in the New Year. Usually resolutions center on weight loss goals, breaking bad habits, or financial goals. The list needs to include a resolution to make changes for the better in our driving habits so we have a safer 2018.
The Cape Coral Police Department released its traffic accident report as of December 4, 2017 showing an increase to date in the number of fatalities in 2017 as compared to 2016. The current number of 2017 fatalities is 15, the highest since 2013 which had 19.
One mistake by a big-rig truck driver can have huge ramifications. Training is vital and is required for drivers in order to receive CDLs (commercial drivers’ licenses).
Trucks, especially large ones, need additional space between vehicles to allow for safe braking and unexpected actions. In crashes, large trucks most often hit the vehicle in front of them.
Commercial trucking is the backbone of our economy. Many companies are relying on the big-rig truck drivers to transport goods across the country in a safe manner. Most truck drivers are very aware of safety issues, but when drivers are distracted while driving, they may be involved in collisions.
It may be two months since Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida, but it seems like yesterday. In traveling around our area there are still downed stop signs, and other traffic signs are in disrepair, twisted and/or leaning. Because of this situation, drivers may be left to their own discretion to stop and look before proceeding on roads and streets resulting in the potential for accidents.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fatal traffic crash data for calendar year 2016 on October 7, 2017. We would like to share with you its findings in our continued effort to decrease traffic accidents.