Category Archives: Truck Accidents
Common Reasons Truck Jackknife
Large commercial truck-trailers are sometimes referred to as big rigs, and a jackknife accident is when the trailer of a large semi and the towing truck go out of alignment, causing the trailer to swing wide, possibly into other lanes of the road or highway. Jackknife accidents can put everyone around the truck in… Read More »
Speeding Trucks In Florida And Accident Risks
If you regularly drive in Florida, you are familiar with seeing commercial trucks and big rigs on roads and highways. While semi truck drivers train to be long haulers and take their work seriously, there are times when accidents occur and often they are due to driver error, such as driving too fast or… Read More »
Delivery Truck Accidents
With so many companies offering delivery services, such as Amazon, Uber, FedEx, and UPS to name a few, there are more delivery trucks than ever out on the road in Florida. Despite their many stops throughout the day, delivery truck drivers have a duty to operate their vehicle safely, but far too often accidents… Read More »
Who Is Liable For An Accident Caused By A Truck Defect?
Large commercial trucks are everywhere, and when an accident occurs with one of these gigantic vehicles the results can be catastrophic for victims. While many truck accidents are caused by the negligence or recklessness of the truck driver, there are times when a crash happens because of a defect in the vehicle. When this… Read More »
Truck Accidents Caused By Blind Spots
Sharing the road with large commercial trucks always increases the risk of an accident, and this is particularly true if the truck driver cannot see your vehicle in their blind spot. Truck accidents caused by blind spot errors account for around 400,000 accidents nationwide every year, including thousands of crashes in Florida. At Earnhart… Read More »
Common Types Of Truck Accidents
With thousands of trucks on the road every day in Florida, many truck accidents are bound to happen. There are many different types of truck accidents, and the type of accident that occurs can have a substantial impact on the injuries that are inflicted on the victims of the crash. At Earnhart Law in… Read More »
Who Is Responsible For A Jackknife Accident?
A jackknife accident is a particular type of accident involving tractor-trailers. These commercial trucks have two parts—a tractor (or cab) in which the driver sits and the trailer which holds the goods. These two parts are joined at a single coupling that allows the trailer to swing to the side, if necessary, such as… Read More »
Common Causes Of Truck Accidents
Every day, thousands of large, commercial trucks crisscross the roadways of Florida. Also known as eighteen wheelers and semi-trucks, these vehicles are the most common method of shipping goods across the United States. Unfortunately, many accidents also happen every year involving trucks, and the victims are usually the driver and passengers in the smaller… Read More »
Alarming Drug Use Statistics For Truck Drivers
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has authority for regulating the trucking industry in interstate commerce. Because so many large trucks drive across state lines, the FMCSA is the primary government agency in the United States dedicated to protecting the public from large commercial trucks. In 2020, the agency created a clearinghouse where… Read More »
Did the Truck that Hit You Have an Underride Bar?
Truck underrides are dangerous accidents that are often fatal. In this type of crash, a vehicle traveling behind a semi truck fails to stop in time and rides under the trailer. These accidents are so deadly because the trailer can shear off the roof of the car and possibly decapitate passengers. Fortunately, both state… Read More »