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Truck Accident Law in Florida: What the Public Needs to Know!

Truck accident law isn’t something we think of very often. Yet, we see commercial trucks out on Florida’s roads and highways every day. When we get on the overcrowded Miami highways, or hit the Turnpike to get to work, the sight of eighteen wheelers causing traffic jams is hard to miss. While commercial trucks on our busy roads are the norm, the laws that regulate their safe commutes are more complicated. Statistics now show that each year, nearly 4,000 Americans suffer accidents with fatal injuries from truck drivers who fail to uphold the standard of care for public safety.

Commercial Trucking Insurance for Florida’s Trucking Carriers, Operators

In busy cities like Miami, Florida our daily lives move quickly. We don’t often think that an accident can occur in the blink of an eye, and that we may not be prepared for the outcome. That’s what insurance policies are in place for. In our car insurance, motorcycle insurance, and health insurance write-ups we’ve given our readers everything they need to know on these personal insurance policies. Now, we’re set to delve into another form of insurance, this one more specialized and not often explored: commercial trucking insurance.

Florida’s Rise in Truck Accidents Can Be Avoided, and Here’s How

While commercial vehicles such as cargo trucks and big-box delivery trucks are commonplace on Florida highways, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held responsible for a high percentage of devastating car accidents happening more often with every passing year. When we see these large freighters, most of the time we keep driving, desensitized to their place on our busy roads. Children may even wave to drivers, fascinated by the large machinery!

It should be clear: safe driving practices are anything but child’s play, and everyone’s responsibility. It becomes a public safety hazard when other drivers haven’t familiarized themselves with, or simply choose to ignore the rules of the road when finding themselves sharing it with a large truck.

FMCSR: Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and Your Rights

Most truck-related accidents involve some violation in safety regulations. Your board certified civil trial attorney will passionately pursue those violations to obtain compensation on your behalf. When it comes to the law in an Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration cases involving negligent truck drivers, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (or FMCSR) are crucial to establishing liability and thereby negligence in a personal injury case.

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