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Category Archives: Truck Accidents


Understanding Truck Collisions

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Bay News 9 has reported that a semi-truck accident recently caused traffic on I-275 to shut down in both directions. According to authorities, a semi-truck and car collided which caused fiery debris to drift across lanes on both sides of the interstate. The driver of the car was trapped inside but was also reportedly… Read More »


The Causes of Dump Truck Accidents

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The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that one person is dead and two other people were seriously injured in an accident along SR-50 in Lake County that involved three vehicles, including a dump truck. The crash reportedly occurred when the dump truck, which was traveling east, crashed into a car from behind and pushed it… Read More »


What You Should Do When a Collision With a Tractor Trailer Leads to Big Consequences

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Although all car accidents are unpleasant, a collision with a tractor trailer can be especially scary. After all, tractor trailers – also known as 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and big rigs – tower over most of us as we are driving beside them. And statistics indicate that the size of these vehicle carries a very real… Read More »


Liability for Commercial Trucking Accidents in Tampa, FL

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Almost any accident in which a semi-truck is involved is a devastating one. Commercial big rigs are several times the size of non-commercial trucks and cars, and as such do several times the damage. Fortunately, personal injury law allows you to sue for whatever injuries and losses you accumulated as a result of the… Read More »

How To Prove that Truck Driver Fatigue was the Cause of Your Accident

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This past June, a semi-truck / tractor-trailer carrying a shipment of tomatoes crashed and caught fire on I-66 in Gainesville, Florida. The truck hit the guardrail, but then kept going for approximately one-tenth of a mile before stopping and catching fire. The cause of the crash appeared to have been driver fatigue. Thankfully, nobody… Read More »

Prominent Tampa Bay Businessman Killed In Apollo Beach

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Lance C. Ringhaver, a prominent Tampa Bay businessman and minority owner of the Tampa Bay Rays, recently passed away in a car crash in Apollo Beach. The Florida Highway Patrol reports the victim struck a semi-truck blocking U.S. 41 while trying to make a left turn onto Towaway Avenue. The 38-year-old truck driver was… Read More »

After A Spike In Accidents, Tampa Hopes New Camera Program Will Curb Dump Truck Crashes

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A recent article by The Tampa Bay Times shed light on a growing problem of dump truck accidents in the city and efforts to fix it. According to the article, accidents involving city dump trucks rose 41.5 percent from 53 in 2014 to 75 in 2015. Since October 2015, there have been an additional… Read More »

Two Dead In 18-wheeler Crash In Belle Glade

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A deadly crash on State Road 80 north of Belle Glade recently left two dead and another seriously wounded. The crash involved two 18-wheelers and a Mazda Millenia and shut down traffic on State Road 80 for almost seven hours. Heading north on Sugar House Road, the Mazda did not see a tractor trailer… Read More »

What You Should Know About Truck Accidents in Florida

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Operators of large trucks and certain transport vehicles are required to obtain a specialized commercial driver’s license before driving on Florida roadways. Typically, vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds, carry 15 or more passengers, or haul hazardous materials may only be operated by an operator with a commercial driver’s license. Commercial drivers undergo additional… Read More »

Florida Drivers Could Be At Risk When Commercial Drivers Violate These Trucking Laws

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When Florida drivers get on the road, they do so with the knowledge that there are some drivers who don’t follow the rules of the road, but with the hope that the ones that they cross paths with will. Motorists are especially hopeful that commercial truck drivers will follow the rules and regulations that… Read More »

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