Fort Myers Truck Accident Attorneys Seeking Justice for Crash Victims
Accidents involving semi-tractor trailers, dump trucks, and large trucks all too often can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Our Fort Myers truck accident attorneys consult with the best trucking experts in the state of Florida in order to determine how the accident occurred and how it could have been avoided. Unfortunately, we often find that these truck accidents easily could have been avoided if the trucking company had not chosen to put profits ahead of safety in its list of priorities. It is this type of negligence that drives us to represent victims of trucking accidents. We help accident victims to hold truckers and trucking companies accountable for their actions in causing injuries and even death to others.
Our attorneys reference state and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration laws in order to determine whether the trucking company or truck driver properly maintained the truck, and complied with the sleep requirements that are designed to prevent accidents. Truck drivers and trucking companies are subject to a whole host of complex requirements to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the nation’s roadways. In addition to the regulations already mentioned, truck drivers must follow certain steps when they are pulled over at the side of a highway, for instance, so that other drivers will notice them. It is often when truckers fail to follow these important safety rules that serious and even deadly accidents can occur. The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., has the experience and financial resources to battle with the trucking companies and their insurers.
Call for a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Truck Accident Case
If you or a family member has experienced an injury or death as a result of an accident involving a truck, contact our Fort Myers truck accident attorneys immediately for a free consultation. We will gather information from you, investigate your case, and help you determine what options may be available to you, including the potential for a legal claim for compensation. There are no fees or costs for you to pay us unless you win a financial settlement or verdict. Therefore, you need not worry about financing a lawsuit while you may be struggling to recover from injuries or other losses; we believe in you and your case, and have the resources to handle your case for you. Please visit our settlements and verdicts to view the results in some of the Florida Truck Accident cases and other cases handled by Randall L. Spivey.
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An amendment calling for the removal of three current truck safety provisions was rejected by members of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations the first week of June 2019.
NHTSA says there was a 41 percent increase in the number of deaths in truck crashes. This increase in preventable truck crashes is unacceptable.
Confused over whether large truck drivers are required to have sleep apnea testing in order to drive trucks? Many are. There are certain criteria which may require sleep apnea testing. This could be diagnosed during the mandatory medical exams for obtaining a CDL license. If diagnosed with sleep apnea, truck drivers would need treatment before driving large trucks.
2019 has just begun and already there have been two horrific accidents within three days involving semi-trucks; both accidents occurred on Interstate 75 and took a total of 13 lives.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety 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?
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.
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.
Cargo loading is a multi-layered issue that can involve multiple defendants and claims. Let's take a look at the unique considerations for a trucking company
Sleep apnea has been blamed for deadly truck and rail accidents in the United States. In spite of this fact, the FMCSA and the FRA announced the beginning of August 2017 that they are no longer pursuing regulations which would require drivers to be tested for sleep apnea.
Every 16 minutes one person is either injured or killed in a truck-related accident. The FMCSA and the NHTSA have identified the top three causes of trucks colliding with other vehicles.
If you are injured in a vehicle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and related expenses from either your vehicle insurance company or the other driver's insurance company, depending on who was at fault.
Many truck drivers and motor carriers are good drivers. However, when accidents occur, the effects of the traffic accidents are frequently terrible.
WINK News reported in February 2017 that residents in South Fort Myers are frustrated. Dozens of dump trucks have been speeding down Hendry Creek Drive every day for at least a week.
Large commercial trucks (semis) are everywhere on our highways. They are the backbone of commerce as we know it. However, when these trucks have accidents, they usually end up on the 6 o’clock news.
Cargo tank trucks are used in transporting essential hazardous materials such as gasoline, gases, chemicals and non-hazardous materials like milk, cement and water. They are usually longer, heavier and require more driving skill than single vehicles. When a cargo tank truck rollover accident occurs, it not only can result in fatalities and/or injuries, but especially in urban areas, can result in roadway damage and traffic delays. When combustible and/or hazardous cargo are involved, the losses are even greater.
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.
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.
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