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Tractor-Trailer Accidents & Personal Injury Protection Insurance

By Rinaldo Law Group |

As of this writing, there are 12 U.S. states that have no-fault auto insurance systems in place, including Florida. No-fault auto insurance means that after an auto accident, an injured person is required to seek compensation for their medical bills from their personal injury protection (PIP) insurance – which every Florida driver is required… Read More »

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Comparing State & Federal Hours Of Service Laws

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and their drivers are subject to rules known as Hours of Service (HoS) regulations. Both at the state and federal levels, HoS rules are designed to restrict commercial drivers from operating their vehicles in an unsafe manner. However, many states’ rules differ significantly from federal regulations. If you have been… Read More »

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Commercial Motor Vehicles & DUI In Florida

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In general, commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) are large vehicles, carrying quite a lot of weight. Because CMV drivers are entrusted with such difficult vehicles to operate, they are held to high standards in terms of their driving abilities. If a CMV driver operates their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they… Read More »

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Most Common Types Of Florida Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailers share the road with many different types of vehicles. While most of these interactions are safe and brief, it is a truism that accidents involving large trucks tend to lead to higher numbers of injuries and fatalities than those without – the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that only 5 percent… Read More »

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Negligent Hiring In Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is involved in an accident on Florida roads, it is taken seriously, and taken even more seriously if property damage or serious injury is involved. Florida law requires a police report to be filed in these cases, in order to preserve a snapshot of the evidence and circumstances… Read More »

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Damages Recoverable In Tractor-Trailer Cases

By Rinaldo Law Group |

If you have been injured in a Florida tractor-trailer accident, it is likely that countless new worries are occupying your mind. Tractor-trailer accidents can be severe, with the potential for long-term injuries or even death for those who are so unfortunate as to be involved. It may feel too overwhelming to seek compensation for… Read More »

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Overloaded Tractor-Trailers Can Cause Serious Accidents

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Even while unloaded, a tractor-trailer is a large vehicle, capable of doing significant damage to a smaller vehicle. When a tractor-trailer is carrying cargo, it is even heavier, which can lead to difficulty in controlling it for some – and when a tractor-trailer is out of control, accidents are likely to follow. That said,… Read More »

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Does Vicarious Liability Apply In Commercial Vehicle Accidents?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Accidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) can result in long-term injury or even death, and even if the crash can be ascribed to the negligence of the CMV driver, an injured plaintiff may face an uphill battle in terms of receiving money damages for what they have experienced. That said, Florida observes a legal… Read More »

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Are Robotaxis Commercial Motor Vehicles?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The last few years have seen more and more companies road-test vehicles that do not require a human driver in order to operate. Called robotaxis or autonomous vehicles, they have been a hot topic for many years now, and as they become more common on state roads, many states are somewhat confused as to… Read More »

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Multiple Overturned Vehicles In Leon County

By Rinaldo Law Group |

A pattern of traffic crashes in Leon County has claimed a tractor-trailer, causing traffic stoppages in late December 2023 after the vehicle overturned. While luckily, the driver was not injured, this is the third vehicle overturning in the space of a week in the area, with a Tallahassee fire engine and a law enforcement… Read More »

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