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Category Archives: Truck Accident

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Two Young Siblings Killed in Tragic Truck Accident at Mini Golf Course in North Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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Trucking Accidents on the Rise

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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Four Common Mistakes to Avoid After a Commercial Truck Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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What is a Truck Underride Accident?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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FedEx Delivery Truck Crashes into Home in West Palm Beach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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Truck Accidents and Improperly Loaded Trailers: Understanding the Risks and the Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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Why Do Large Commercial Truck Accidents Happen?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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What Makes Tractor Trailers So Dangerous on Florida Roads?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

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 »

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What Causes Jackknife Truck Accidents in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Truck crashes are considered the most dangerous and traumatic of all types of accidents on Florida’s roadways. Big rigs, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers can cause terrifying collisions, resulting in personal injury lawsuits, thousands of dollars in property damage, and wrongful deaths. More than 4,100 people died in 2018 as a result of truck accidents across… Read More »

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The Deadly Dangers of Dump Trucks on Florida’s Roads

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you commute to and from work in West Palm Beach, you probably see dump trucks all the time. These gigantic vehicles are 20-30 times the weight and size of a regular car. Naturally, when a dump truck collides with a smaller vehicle, the consequences can be catastrophic and even deadly to the occupants… Read More »

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