Articles Tagged with truck design

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.

a white utility truck driving down a street next to palm trees

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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Cement trucks are essential for construction and road work projects, but there’s a lot of pressure on these vehicles. Drivers of cement trucks usually have to get to their destinations quickly, because there are crews waiting for them. Cement is also very heavy, with fully loaded trucks weighing in at 33 tons, on average. That’s a lot of potential force if these vehicles are in a collision.

green and white mixer truck at the construction site


If you’re injured in a crash with a cement truck, you’re likely to sustain serious injuries. In this situation, you can contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to set up a free consultation with a Hollywood accident attorney. We can review your injuries and the details of your case to help you understand whether you might have a claim that lets you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and more.

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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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Big rigs, tractor trailers, and other commercial trucks have big side-view mirrors sticking out their sides. Most people see these mirrors as an important safety feature—one that allows drivers to see along the sides of their truck. However, a new plan suggests getting rid of these mirrors could actually help prevent trucking collisions.


In fact, in Europe, American company Stoneridge Inc. has already replaced some big rig side mirrors with a system of sensors and cameras. The trucks with these devices have been on the road since 2016 and proponents say the pilot project shows that replacing side-view mirrors can reduce truck accidents while improving fuel efficiency. Now, the company is using the system on real-world trucks in America and is seeking exemptions for mirrors from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Continue reading →

Tire problems and defects can and do cause many truck collisions in Homestead, Miami, and other South Florida communities. You may have seen the strips of tire on the road from a tire blowout when driving in the area. While some of these incidents are caused by debris on the road, many are preventable and may be attributed to poor tire maintenance.


Truck drivers are expected to check their tires regularly and trucking companies are also expected to properly maintain their fleets. When this does not happen, trucking accidents in Homestead and other communities can occur as tires blow out or fail to function correctly.

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Tanker trucks transport liquids, including hazardous materials and highly flammable chemicals. These trucks are necessary to get fuels to homes and business and as part of industrial operations. However, while these vehicles are important for local economies and businesses, they can also pose a hazard.


Tanker-truck accidents are extremely dangerous for a few reasons:

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Double trailers, as their name suggests, are two tractor trailers hitched together on the same cab, one after another. These vehicles provoke much debate and controversy, with some claiming they make roads safer and some suggesting double trailer trucks are an added risk on the roads.


Advocates for double trailers – including those trying to convince Congress to change the rules to get more of these vehicles on the road – say double trailers are a good thing because:

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Technology and truck design has been used to prevent trucking collisions in Homestead and across the country for many years. In fact, some of the earliest safety features – such as the seatbelt – are still among the most important safety devices we have today.


Today’s most promising technology to help prevent trucking collisions includes:

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Tire failure on a Hollywood or Florida highway can be genuinely frightening. One minute, you’re driving along behind a tractor trailer or large commercial truck and the next minute the truck is veering to the side of the road, long strips of tire flying towards your windshield.


Tire failure in large trucks can be dangerous for several reasons. In some cases – and especially on highways and other situations involving speeds – tire failure can cause a truck driver to lose control of the vehicle. It can even cause a rollover. In addition, the long strips of rubber coming off a truck’s tires can slam into windshields of cars, causing drivers to panic and momentarily lose visibility. This can potentially cause secondary car accidents.

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Brake failure is a common – and terrifying – cause of trucking accidents in Broward County, Hollywood, and across southern Florida. In fact, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), 29.4% of commercial truck accidents involve some sort of brake issue.


There many reasons why brake failure may happen with truck accidents:

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