Articles Posted in Trucking Accidents

Delivery trucks are heading to many residential homes at this time of year, delivering packages and purchases. The added traffic can create an additional risk of crashes in Hollywood and other communities, especially because delivery truck drivers may not be familiar with new routes and because residents of communities may not be used to additional truck traffic on their streets.

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If you’ve been injured in a delivery truck accident, know that you can always set up a free consultation with a Hollywood truck accident claims attorney by reaching out to Flaxman Law Group. Our father-son attorney team are based out of offices in Miami, Homestead, and Hollywood, so we can serve the entire South Florida area.

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You’ve likely seen utility trucks around your Florida neighborhood. These vehicles deliver essential services, including fuel, communications services, and waste management services to your community. However, these trucks also cause serious accidents.

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If you find yourself injured in a truck accident involving a utility truck, you should know that your claim is different than what you might expect from a car accident or other truck accident case (more on that below). Many drivers simply aren’t prepared for the complexity of a utility truck crash claim, which is why we invite you to contact Flaxman Law Group if you’re injured. Our father-son attorney team can explain the laws that could affect your claim and can discuss any potential ways to maximize financial recovery in your situation.

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Car rental and truck rental companies offer drivers of passenger cars trucks they can rent for moves and home projects. Some of these trucks are large vehicles that can transport everything in a 3-4 bedroom house. While they’re available for rental and while motorists assume they’re safe, these trucks can increase the risk of car accidents in a few ways:

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Driving requires a lot of focus. You need to be able to see clearly around you, interpret what you’re seeing, and react appropriately to stay safe. Since trucks are much larger vehicles and handle differently than passenger cars, some simple mistakes on the part of drivers can increase the risk of a collision.

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Visibility issues are a major contributor to truck crashes in Miami and other South Florida communities. When drivers of big rigs, 18-wheelers, tankers, and other large commercial vehicles can’t see motorists around them, they can easily cause an accident, especially since large vehicles take longer to come to a complete stop.

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Amazon is the largest e-retailer in the country and if you live in Miami, Hollywood, or anywhere in South Florida, you likely drive by Amazon delivery drivers all the time. While getting packages fast is convenient, it can be devastating to be in a collision with a delivery truck from Amazon. Because of the way the company is structured, it can also be a challenge to get fair compensation for your injuries.

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Truck drivers in Florida are on the roads at all hours of the night and day as they make deliveries to businesses and organizations across the region. Unfortunately, a varied schedule which takes drivers on the roads at all hours comes with some risks. The early morning hours are among the times when truck and traffic accidents in Hollywood and Florida are most likely.

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There are many factors which make morning hours especially dangerous for driving and truck accidents:

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In many ways, elderly drivers are safer. Statistically, they are more likely to use seat belts and less likely to engage in aggressive driving or drunk driving. However, medical issues which can occur with senior years can affect driving ability and can make elderly motorists vulnerable to truck crashes in Hollywood and other communities.

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If you have a senior relative or friend, there are things you can do to help them drive more safely:

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Commercial trucks share the road with all of us, and most of the time these professional drivers take care in driving safely. However, what happens when a truck driver is driving recklessly or dangerously on your street or during your commute? Knowing what to do can help prevent injuries and may be able to help you get to safety.

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Here are a few things you will want to do:

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Many students are moving into dorms at this time of year, or moving into off-campus housing before their first classes start. In many college towns, both moving trucks and parking spots can be at a premium. If you are moving in Miami or any town with a college, there are a few ways to ensure moving day is a little safer:

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1) Try to move on less busy days.

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