Articles Tagged with commerical trucks

Utility workers rely on bucket trucks to access overhead wires and workplaces. As the name implies, this truck has a container or bucket where workers can climb in with their tools and equipment so they can be lifted up to an otherwise inaccessible area.

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The challenge is that bucket trucks are top-heavy and accidents involving these trucks can cause injuries not only to workers, but also to passersby below. If you’ve been injured by a bucket truck used by a utility company or any other business, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Hollywood truck accident lawyer. We can review whether you might have a claim—and how much your potential claim may be worth.

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Semis and big rigs are commercial vehicles that consist of a trailer and cab that are usually joined by a fifth wheel or coupler. The cab and trailer (or multiple trailers) can move independently of each other and in an accident they can move in opposite directions, coming to rest in a position that resembles a jackknife, which is how these collisions got their name.


If you’re in a serious crash with a commercial truck, it’s likely that your injuries will be serious and the insurance claims process can be more complicated. To address this, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a Hollywood truck accident claims attorney. Let’s talk about your potential claim and how we may be able to help.

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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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Teen drivers in Hollywood and South Florida will often spend considerable time in driver’s education classes and practicing in a car. While they are often excited to try out lessons learned on the road, however, it is important for parents and caregivers to pay attention to the habits their young drivers are developing.


Building good habits early on can help young drivers stay safe from the road and can help them prevent traffic collisions. However, bad habits established early can put young drivers at risk of car accidents and truck collisions and can mean a lifetime of more at-risk driving. If your child has these bad habits, they could be putting themselves at risk:

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Statistically, a truck driver is less likely to have caused a car accident when compared with a passenger car driver. If you have been in a truck accident, it is important to consider whether another passenger car driver cut in front of the truck or performed another maneuver that resulted in your accident and injuries. If so, they may be the at-fault driver.


The difficulty of proving third-party driver liability

Unfortunately, even if a third-party driver caused your accident, it can be difficult to prove. A nearby driver may even drive away after your collision, claiming they were not part of the accident. Even if they stay, law-enforcement may place the blame on you or on the truck driver – even if the crash was not your fault.

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Trucking accidents in Hollywood and other South Florida communities can be traumatic. In fact, some people who walk away from these types of collisions suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions due to the stress they have suffered during the crash.


You may be suffering from trauma following your Hollywood trucking accident if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty with concentration or focus
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings or personality changes
  • Changes to eating habits
  • Loss of interest in friends or regular activities
  • Difficulty completing work-related or daily tasks
  • Fears, especially related to getting back on the road
  • Anger, frustration, and general feelings of upset

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Truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida may seem hard to predict, but in fact there are several risk factors that could help you spot potential danger on the road. When you share the road with big rigs, tractor trailers, and other vehicles, you need to be alert. Certain signs can indicate your risk of an accident is higher and you need to take action.

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Risk factors can include:

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If you’re a young driver, you probably take your driving skills and freedoms very seriously. That’s great news. Here’s the problem: not everyone on the roads is as careful as you. If you’re a new driver and still working on your skills, one thing you may be a little nervous about sharing the road with big rigs, 18 wheelers, and other large trucks.


If you want to avoid car and truck accidents in Homestead or your city, we have some tips to help you avoid traffic collisions in Hollywood or your Florida city:

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Drivers are at risk for car and truck accidents in Hollywood, South Florida, and across the country. Each hundreds of thousands of people are injured in traffic collisions.

Being in a trucking accident is devastating. You are passenger vehicle has very little chance against a tractor-trailer, big rig, or other large vehicle. No matter who has been at fault in the accident, you may find yourself facing severe and even long-term injuries.


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Are you at risk for a trucking accident in Homestead or your South Florida community? You could be, especially if you have the following risk factors:

1) Being in an unfamiliar location.

Safety experts agree that driving in unfamiliar locations can increase your chances of a traffic collision. While you are statistically most likely to be in a car accident close to home, unfamiliar surroundings do put drivers at increased risk of collisions.


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