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Unusual Crash Leads To Trash Compactor Falling Into St. Johns River

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In early October 2023, an unusual road accident involving a tractor-trailer led to a trash compactor winding up in the St. Johns River in Jacksonville. According to reports, the tractor-trailer swerved to avoid a disabled vehicle and overturned, veering rightward into “all lanes of traffic.” The vehicle was carrying a trash compactor, which “became… Read More »

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Potential Defendants In Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Normally, when someone is injured in a road accident, they can file suit against the driver of the other vehicle involved, if they believe that driver’s negligent actions led to the harm they suffered. This holds true in crashes involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) or company vehicles, but in these cases, there may be… Read More »

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Can I Sue For Injuries After A Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Being involved in an automobile accident is never an easy thing to go through, but if your injuries are particularly severe, it can feel as though your life will never get back on track. This is more likely to happen in an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), due to the size and… Read More »

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Crash Between Sedan & Tractor-Trailer Kills 1

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In late 2023, a St. Petersburg woman was killed when her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer in the southern area of the city. Not many details of the accident were released, but it was reported that the driver of the tractor-trailer sustained only minor injuries, being quickly treated at a nearby hospital and released…. Read More »

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SB I-75 Closed After Tractor-Trailer Turnover

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In late October 2023, a tractor-trailer overturned across the southbound lanes of I-75 in Pasco County. According to law enforcement, the driver was thankfully not injured, but this is uncommon for this type of crash. Overturning accidents can be deadly, particularly when they occur at high speed – the driver apparently struck a light… Read More »

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Commercial Motor Vehicles That Carry Passengers

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Most of the time, when one thinks of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), they imagine vehicles that carry cargo, such as large trucks. However, both under federal and state law, some vehicles that carry passengers also qualify, meaning that their drivers are subject to the same requirements and responsibilities as cargo drivers. If you have… Read More »

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When A Tractor-Trailer Loses Its Cargo

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailers are vehicles designed for commercial activity, and they carry commercial cargo all over the United States. However, sometimes accidents happen, and in rare instances, tractor-trailers may spill their cargo during a crash. When this happens, it can cause issues for not only the vehicles involved in the accident, but also for oncoming traffic… Read More »

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Which Definition Of “Commercial Motor Vehicle” Applies In My Case?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), and you are intending to file suit against the driver (or their employer), it can feel very overwhelming, not least of all because there are many different definitions of what exactly constitutes a commercial motor vehicle, in both Florida law… Read More »

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Jackknife Accidents On Florida Roads

By Rinaldo Law Group |

There are several types of accidents involving Florida tractor-trailers, but jackknife accidents generally get the most press, simply because they can cause the most havoc. A jackknife crash involves the two halves of a tractor-trailer losing communication with each other, often winding up going in opposite directions like the two halves of a jackknife…. Read More »

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Can A Passenger Carrier Be A Commercial Motor Vehicle?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Most of the time, when one discusses commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), they are discussing large vehicles that haul goods, such as tractor-trailers. However, what the average person may not be aware of is that passenger vehicles may also fall under this category, meaning that the same rules for CMV accidents can apply to them…. Read More »

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