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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 involving cars 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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What You Should Know about Florida Truck Accidents

The trucking industry has seen an uptake in business because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many trucking companies are delivering essential items ordered online, along with critical aid to communities.

Florida ranks as one of the worst states in the nation for truck accidents. In fact, Florida and just nine other states account for half of all fatal U.S. truck crashes. The commercial trucking industry and its drivers are governed by both federal and state laws. 

Common Causes of Florida Garbage Truck Accidents

There are many garbage trucks in our communities every day. Most frequently, they are on smaller, narrower streets. They make multiple stops and have workers on foot around them. When accidents happen, they usually cause serious injuries. 

What Can be Included in a Truck Accident Claim?

Truck accident victims may be blind-sided by expenses following an accident. 

What Factors Determine Liability in a Commercial Truck Accident?

Determining liability in a commercial truck accident can be complex if multiple parties are involved. 

10 Tips for Sharing the Road with 18-Wheelers and Buses

There are more than 250 million accidents between passenger cars and 18-wheelers each year. 

Who Is Responsible for Passenger Injuries in Truck Accidents 

Randall Spivey, a Fort Myers truck accident lawyer at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., says if you have suffered an injury as a passenger in a truck, you have certain rights.  

What Is the Federal Highway Safety Administration Imminent Hazard Designation? 

Commercial trucking companies are required to hire and train qualified drivers who comply with all regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and other laws. 

Underride Guards Help Prevent Truck/Vehicle Accidents

Underride crashes kill over 200 people every year in the United States. A Fort Myers truck accident attorney says that underride guards protect potential accident victims from injuries. 

Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney Randall L. Spivey Recently Won a Judgment for a Cape Coral Man Injured in a Semi-Truck Crash on I-75 in Fort Myers

Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney Randall L. Spivey won a judgment for a Cape Coral man who was injured in a semi-truck crash on I-75 in Fort Myers. 

9 Tips for Truck and Bus Drivers

Stay safe while driving by following 9 safety tips. 

Updated Hours of Service Rules for Truckers

On May 14, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published a final rule which updated the hours of service rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers. 

Head-On Truck Collisions Are Often Deadly

Drivers are virtually helpless when faced with a truck heading in their direction, and their lives may be changed forever. 

False Truck Driving Logs Cause More Accidents

Commercial carriers that pose the greatest safety risk are subject to an FMCSA investigation, or audit, of their compliance records. When changes are made to truck-driver logs to hide the fact that a driver was on the road for too many hours, this will hurt them in any personal injury lawsuit. 

The Dangers of Rear-End Truck Crashes

Rear-end truck crashes can cause victims to suffer serious injuries, even death. Because truck drivers are required to keep a safe distance from a vehicle in front of them, when rear-end crashes occur, they are often considered a truck driver’s responsibility. 

Truck Rollovers Cause Serious Injuries

A cement truck driver driving north on I-75 around 1:15 p.m. veered into the median and collided with the guardrail. Two other vehicles veered to the right to avoid a potential crash. One vehicle could not avoid crashing. 

What to Do after Dump Truck Accidents

Hundreds of dump trucks travel our roads each day carrying sand, gravel, and other materials. They are considered the backbone of the Florida construction industry, but they may pose dangers to themselves and other motorists. 

Anti-Safety Amendment for Trucks Rejected

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.  

Voters Support Required Use of Technology to Prevent Large-Truck Accidents

NHTSA says there was a 41 percent increase in the number of deaths in truck crashes. This increase in preventable truck crashes is unacceptable. 

Sleep Apnea Testing No Longer Being Pursued

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. 

Semi-Truck Accidents Create 2019 Tragedies

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.

Major Truck Trailer Makers Earn Award for Good Under-Ride Protection

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.

5 Most Common Causes of Big-Rig Crashes

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? 

Truck Accidents Are On the Rise

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. 

Falsified Passing CDL Scores Creates a Danger On Our Roads

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 Driving Too Closely May Cause Chain-Reaction Accidents

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.  

Increasing Risks of Crashes When Truck Drivers are Distracted

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.

Improper Cargo Loading Can Lead to Trucking Accidents

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 Testing No Longer Being Pursued 

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. 

What are the top 3 causes of commercial truck accidents? 

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.

What Sources of Insurance May Apply to My Accident Case

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.

Distracted Truck Driving Often Ends Badly

Many truck drivers and motor carriers are good drivers. However, when accidents occur, the effects of the traffic accidents are frequently terrible. 

Speeding Dump Trucks in Residential Neighborhoods - A Fatality Waiting to Happen

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 Truck Tire Blowouts Can Result in Fatalities

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. 

Can Cargo Tank Rollovers By Prevented?

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.  

The Common Causes of 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.

Truck Accident Cases May Be Complex

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. 

Driving Near 18-Wheelers? "Share With Care"

Sharing the road with "18-wheelers" isn't like sharing the road with anyone else. Drivers must take precautions.

Drowsy Driving - 1 in 24 Surveyed Admit to Falling Asleep While Driving

The CDC reports 1 in 24 surveyed have admitted to falling asleep while driving. 100,000 crashes each year are caused by fatigued drivers. Avoid driving while drowsy by knowing the risk factors and signs of driving while fatigued. Learn about the risks and signs you may be too drowsy to drive.








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