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How Does Occupation Accident Insurance Work?

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You probably know that just about every Florida employer needs to carry some form of workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees in the event of a work-related accident. Some employers also take out what is known as occupational accident insurance (OAI). OAI is often used to cover workers who are not protected by traditional… Read More »

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Florida Judge Rejects Defective Tire Lawsuit Due To Insurance Company’s Failure To Preserve Evidence

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Motor vehicle accidents are not always the fault of a negligent driver. Many times, the problem is with the car or truck itself. And if a defective part was to blame for an accident, the manufacturer can be held liable under Florida law for any damages. Of course, before you can hold the manufacturer… Read More »

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Sorting Out Legal Responsibility For A “Jackknife” Accident

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Truck accidents often involve multiple vehicles and a complex chain of causation. For example, in a so-called jackknife accident, a tractor trailer may be forced to suddenly brake when responding to actions taken by other drivers on the road. This sudden braking then causes the truck to skid and its trailer to swing around…. Read More »

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The Dangers of Drowsy Truck Drivers

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This time of year, the holiday package rush has started and this is one of many reasons why there are so many commercial truck drivers on the road. This is the beginning of the season during which trucker drivers will be expected to work even longer hours than usual while trekking on long journeys… Read More »

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The Impact of Trucker Fatigue on Trucking Accidents

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There are constant examples of the struggle between safety and economics all the time. In some cases, the expense of this struggle is human lives. Vehicles that should have been recalled and then fixed for a pretty affordable price can remain on the road until a person dies because of the defect. Unfortunately, the… Read More »

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The 3 Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

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If you are in a passenger vehicle and you get in an accident with a large commercial truck, it can be much more dangerous and devastating than if you had just gotten into an accident with a vehicle the same size as your own. In 2015, over 4,300 large trucks and buses were involved… Read More »

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What Are Wide Turn Truck Accidents?

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Commercial trucks and other long vehicles need a lot of room to execute a turn safely. And, this is why they pose a danger on highways and interstates when they are traveling at high speeds, and why they are far more likely to cause a wide turn truck accident. Contrary to common belief, these… Read More »

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5 Reasons You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer After a Crash

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If you’ve been involved in a truck accident, you may feel lucky to be alive. If you’ve been injured, now comes the hard part: trying to get compensation for your injuries. If you’re like most people, you don’t know the ins and outs of the legal system or how to make it work for… Read More »

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Alcohol and Florida Truck Accidents

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Federal and state law prohibits anyone whose blood alcohol concentration is above the legal limit from operating a motor vehicle. Truck drivers are forbidden from getting behind the wheel if there are detectable quantities of alcohol in their bloodstream. Penalties for truck drivers driving under the influence of alcohol are particularly steep in Florida…. Read More »

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The Dangers of Riding in an Open Truck Bed

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Most people have fond memories of riding in an open truck bed as a kid or teen. It’s an activity that is synonymous with summer, cookouts, camping, and Americana. If you’re a parent, you may have even allowed your child to take a quick spin around the block or up the street in the… Read More »

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