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Crestview Man Dies After Rear-Ending Tractor-Trailer

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailer accidents are quite common on Florida roads, but while a majority of them can be traced back to driver error, that ‘error’ is not always the truck driver’s. In August 2022, a man from Crestview was killed when his vehicle “failed to follow” a tractor-trailer “at a distance that was reasonable,” and eventually… Read More »

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Driver Dies After Tractor-Trailer U-Turn

By Rinaldo Law Group |

In August 2022, a Hernando County man was killed in an accident with a tractor-trailer after it tried to make a U-turn on SR-50, near Hale Road in Brooksville. The tractor-trailer driver attempted to make the U-turn at a point where neither he nor the man, who was driving a sedan, properly saw each… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving Makes Tractor-Trailer Accidents More Likely

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailers are large vehicles with the potential to cause serious accidents if not operated properly. If there are other dangers at play, the potential for accident shoots up even further, and not much is more dangerous in terms of road behavior than driving while drowsy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that… Read More »

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Florida Jackknife Tractor-Trailer Accidents

By Rinaldo Law Group |

A tractor trailer, also known as a big rig or 18-wheeler, is a large truck with two parts (the cab and the trailer). Each year, thousands if not millions use Florida roads, most without incident – but sometimes, these large vehicles are involved in accidents with other drivers. One of the most common types… Read More »

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Do Tractor-Trailers Have Blind Spots?

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Every vehicle has blind spots, even the smallest car. However, tractor-trailers have much larger blind spots than the average passenger vehicle, simply because a tractor-trailer is much larger in size. If you wind up in a truck driver’s blind spots, the odds of being involved in an accident are much higher than they would… Read More »

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Florida PIP Subrogation And The Commercial Vehicle Exception

By Rinaldo Law Group |

There are many different types of commercial motor vehicles (CVs, or CMVs) out and about on Florida roads. However, despite how many the average person might see in a given day, it is not uncommon to be confused when one examines the regulations to drive one legally (versus an ordinary car or truck). One… Read More »

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Defining Commercial Motor Vehicles In Florida

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) shows that approximately 400,000 crashes occurred on state roads in 2021, with around 3,700 fatalities. While the data does not break down to show us how many involved a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), it is appropriate to assume that CMVs played… Read More »

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Accidents Involving Large Trucks Can Be Deadly

By Rinaldo Law Group |

The majority of 18-wheeler drivers are competent and perform their jobs well. However, all it can take for an accident to occur is one moment of lapsed attention – and given the weight and velocity of most large trucks, the fallout from a crash can be deadly. If you have been injured in an… Read More »

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Tractor Trailer Accidents On Florida Roads

By Rinaldo Law Group |

Tractor-trailers, also called semi-trucks or big rigs, are some of the most potentially dangerous vehicles on Florida roads. While the majority of tractor-trailers are operated safely and driven by well-trained professionals, the fact remains that unlike with automobiles, one small error on the part of the truck driver may be enough to trigger a… Read More »

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Trucking Company Liability For Florida Large Truck Accidents

By Rinaldo Law Group |

When a person is involved in a car accident with a large truck and decides to sue, the defendant will usually be the truck driver. However, in some cases, it may be possible to file suit against the truck driver’s employer as well. The driver may have allegedly caused the accident by their own… Read More »

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