Category Archives: Truck Accident
One Killed In Tragic T-Bone Tractor Trailer Crash In Palm Beach County
According to a report from WPTV NBC 5 News, a Fort Pierce, FL man was killed in a tragic tractor trailer crash in Palm Beach County. A preliminary investigation determined that the man’s SUV T-boned an oncoming semi-truck. Here, our West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer explains what we know about the crash and… Read More »
Pike & Lustig Attorneys Delivered $80 Million Verdict
Pike & Lustig attorneys Daniel Lustig and Robert C. “Burr” Johnson have just been delivered one of the largest verdicts in Palm Beach County history – $80 million. They represented the parents of a Lake Worth teenager killed by a truck while walking to school bus stop. The lawsuit was against the driver of… Read More »
Two Young Siblings Killed in Tragic Truck Accident at Mini Golf Course in North Florida
According to a report from Fox 8, two young siblings—a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old—were killed in a horrific pedestrian collision in North Florida. A spokesperson for local law enforcement confirmed that the children were with their family at a mini golf course when a truck ran off the road and struck them. The accident… Read More »
Trucking Accidents on the Rise
The trucking industry is the lifeblood of the American economy. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, truckers have been busier than ever, keeping shelves stocked by hauling loads of food, medicine and other essential items across the highways and byways of America every day. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation deemed truck stops essential businesses,… Read More »
Four Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Commercial Truck Accident
Large trucking companies have a legal responsibility to operate with the highest level of public safety in mind. Unfortunately, truck accidents remain far too common. According to data included in the Florida Traffic Crash Facts, 31,605 large truck commercial truck accidents were reported in the state in 2018 alone. Truck accident victims need financial… Read More »
What is a Truck Underride Accident?
According to official state government data, approximately 40,000 commercial vehicles are involved in accidents in Florida each year. The larger a commercial vehicle, the more dangerous an accident. As a fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh in excess of 75,000 pounds, large trucks must be operated safely. When semi-trucks are involved in accidents, the… Read More »
FedEx Delivery Truck Crashes into Home in West Palm Beach
According to a report from WPBF 25 News, a FedEx delivery truck smashed into a home in West Palm Beach, Florida. The collision happened near the intersection of 45th Street and Haverhill Road in the northwest corner of the city. A man inside the home was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. The… Read More »
Truck Accidents and Improperly Loaded Trailers: Understanding the Risks and the Law
When fully loaded, a commercial truck can weigh more than 75,000 pounds. The incredible size of tractor trailers makes them an inherent hazard. Truck drivers and trucking companies have a legal obligation to operate these vehicles with the highest level of care and consideration for public safety. Among other things, companies must ensure that… Read More »
Why Do Large Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?
As commercial trucks are inherently dangerous, trucking companies are legally obligated to comply with strict safety precautions. Unfortunately, in such a competitive industry, too many companies put profits before people—cutting corners on safety in order to save money. This is unacceptable. Negligent trucking companies must be held accountable. According to data published by the… Read More »
What Makes Tractor Trailers So Dangerous on Florida Roads?
Compared to passenger vehicles, tractor-trailers are much larger in terms of size and weight. This rather noticeable difference between tractor-trailers and regular cars contributes to the severity of personal injury inflicted upon those who happen to be involved in a tractor-trailer accident. Unfortunately, it is extremely rare for victims to suffer only minor injuries… Read More »