Truck Accidents Informational Blog

Safety Regulations to Reduce Truck Driver Fatigue

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced new federal regulations that were designed to improve safety and reduce truck driver fatigue.

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Tampa Tractor Trailer Underride Accidents

There are many types of tractor trailer accidents, but the most devastating are underride accidents which usually result in serious injury or death.

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Truck Accidents Involving Hazardous Materials

All auto accidents can lead to serious injury or death. This is especially true for accidents involving semi trucks. However, when semi trucks carry hazardous materials, there is an additional risk to other drivers.

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Tampa Overloaded Truck Accidents

Jackknife accidents can be extremely devastating, causing property damage, serious injuries or death. If you’ve been involved in a tractor trailer jackknife accident in Tampa or surrounding counties, contact the Capaz Law Firm.

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Tampa Tractor Trailer Jackknife Accidents

Jackknife accidents can be extremely devastating, causing property damage, serious injuries or death. If you’ve been involved in a tractor trailer jackknife accident in Tampa or surrounding counties, contact the Capaz Law Firm.

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Tampa Truck Accidents Caused by Dangerous Roadways

Most of us do everything we can to avoid an accident on the road. We obey the speed limit, use designated drivers, and utilize defensive driving techniques. We also perform routine maintenance such as checking tire pressure and replacing damaged windshield wipers.

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Runaway Semi Truck Accidents in Tampa

One of the scariest types of semi truck accident is a runaway accident. This occurs when a semi truck driver loses control of the vehicle or the tractor detaches from its trailer and careens out of control—taking out everything in its path.

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Truck Driver Fatigue & Over Hours Violations

While many factors can contribute to semi truck accidents, driver fatigue may be a common culprit. Studies have suggested that driving while fatigued can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated since both can cause reduced reaction times and impaired judgment.

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Truck Driver Causes Fatal Accident in Tampa

On February 12, tampabay.com reported a fatal accident between a semi truck and a car. The semi truck was carrying 30,000 pounds of alcoholic beverages when it attempted to pass a car on I-75. The semi clipped the rear end of the car, causing the semi to overturn on the highway, and the car to veer off of I-75 and into the Alafia River, killing the driver of the car.

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6 Tips for Preventing Truck Accidents

In 2011, large truck accidents caused 88,000 people to become injured and 3,757 people lost their lives. That’s why safety on the road is so important, especially when it comes to large trucks. With these 6 tips, you can help to prevent truck accidents and stay safer on the road. When we all drive defensively, it can go a long way in reducing these devastating numbers over time.

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Types of Semi Truck Accidents

Semi truck accidents occur for a variety of reasons and can cause severe injury or death plus thousands of dollars in property damage. In addition to the most common types of auto accidents like rear-end collisions, semi trucks can cause additional types of accidents such as rollovers, jackknifing and under-ride accidents which are particularly devastating.

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Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Some of the most common reasons commercial vehicle accidents occur is due to driver fatigue and drivers rushing to meet deadlines. If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, it’s important to contact a lawyer with experience in these types of cases. An experienced lawyer understands the causes of these accidents, the types of injuries that occur and how to hold the responsible party accountable.

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