As Fatal Car Accidents Increase, U.S. Unveils Plan To Reverse the Trend
Requiring automatic emergency braking systems on large trucks could save lives A spike in fatal car accidents across the U.S. is being described as “preventable” by top traffic safety officials who recently unveiled a plan to reverse the trend. Federal data says that 2021 was the deadliest year on U.S. highways in nearly two decades….Read More
What Are the Most Common Types of Truck Accidents?
Truck accidents in Florida and states across the country have become increasingly common. Each year, nearly 5,000 people die in accidents involving commercial truck drivers, according to the National Safety Council. So, why are so many truck accidents happening? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently conducted an in-depth study of accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. The federal…Read More
How Safe Are Autonomous Semi-Trucks?
Self-driving semis might seem like a good idea, but they do come with risk Imagine driving on a highway next to a fully-loaded 18-wheeler – and there’s no driver in the cab. To some, this might sound like a great solution to the ongoing commercial truck driver shortage, as reported in The New York Times….Read More
Broken Truck Lights Top the List of Truck Inspection Violations
Florida truck accident lawyers explain how violations can lead to crashes Broken headlights, tail lights, and other vehicle lights top the list of commercial truck inspection violations, according to recent statistics compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). “Lamps such as brake lamps, headlamps, and turn signals prevent crashes, especially at night,” Lt….Read More
Training Program For Young Tractor-Trailer Drivers Raises Concerns
Due to an ongoing truck driver shortage, the federal government recently launched a program designed to train more young truck drivers, according to the Associated Press. “This program creates a rigorous safety training program, requiring an additional 400 hours of advanced safety training, in which participants are evaluated against specific performance benchmarks,” Nick Geale, vice…Read More
Florida Semi-Truck Accident Sparks 35-Vehicle Chain Reaction Crash On I-95
Jacksonville truck accident lawyers explain what happens in multi-vehicle wrecks Several tractor-trailers recently caused a 35-vehicle chain-reaction truck accident on I-95 South in Jacksonville, Florida, according to News 4 Jax. A total of 11 people were injured and transported to area hospitals. Fortunately, no one was killed in the semi-truck accident. “When you’ve got sliding…Read More
Study Shows Just How Dangerous Distracted Truck Drivers Are
A Jacksonville Truck Accident Lawyer Examines the Data Semi-truck drivers should already realize distracted driving increases their odds of causing a truck accident that results in severe or fatal injuries, but a lot of truckers do it anyway. Distractions aren’t just texting and driving or using a cellphone. Drinking, eating, self-grooming, adjusting music, talking with…Read More
What Are the Most Dangerous Stretches of I-95 in Duval County?
A Jacksonville car accident lawyer reveals what drivers should know Thousands of vehicles travel the highways in and around Jacksonville every day. Because they’re all traveling at high speeds, a car accident can leave drivers and passengers with serious injuries. One of the busiest highways in Duval County is I-95. Three stretches of this road…Read More
Freightliner Recall Highlights Dangers of Defective Trucks
Our truck accident attorneys reveal what you should know This fall, truck manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America announced a recall of over 100,000 Freightliner Cascadia trucks, citing problems with the drag link taper joint. According to the manufacturer’s statement, there’s a risk that the drag link, an essential component in the truck’s steering system, could…Read More
Massive Infrastructure Bill Aims To Make Highways in Florida & Across the US Safer
The $1 trillion infrastructure bill still being hammered out in Congress includes billions of dollars for national highway safety upgrades and road improvements aimed at eliminating large truck crashes and car accidents. As it is currently written, the proposal includes about $550 billion in new federal infrastructure investments, including more than $11 billion for road…Read More