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When Are Florida Trucking Companies Liable?

Florida trucking companies can be liable for accidents their drivers cause! After a trucking accident in which a victim sustains bodily injury, consulting with a trucking accident lawyer is a priority. A Personal Injury lawyer with years of trucking accident experience can determine if injuries are severe enough to recover damages. It’s important the lawyer has previous trucking accident experience. A lawyer lacking trucking accident experience can send the client out the door with insufficient compensation. While some lawyers claim they can handle a case as large as a trucking accident, they never see them to verdict.

Furthermore, when it comes to Personal Injury cases, clients frequently hear terms they’re unfamiliar with. The best thing to do when unsure what something means in regard to a Personal Injury case, is ask! A lawyer with experience won’t have a problem explaining case details to the client.

How Do Hours of Service Affect Truck Drivers in Florida?

Hours of Service are in place to protect the safety of the truck driver, as well as other drivers on the road. Trucking carrier fatigue and the accidents it can cause, pose serious liability risk to both truck driver and trucking company. It's also a serious public safety risk. The statistics according to Department of Transportation are staggering. Accidents due to fatigue are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle related collisions!...

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