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Category Archives: truck accidents

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Four Common Ways Truck Accidents Occur

By William E. Raikes III |

For anyone living in Fort Pierce or the surrounding St. Lucie area, you are likely to come into contact with 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, and other large trucks as part of your daily commute or when venturing out over the weekends. Interstate 95 and other major arteries running through or near the area… Read More »

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Drowsy Driving a Leading Factor in Truck Accidents

By William E. Raikes III |

Many of us lead busy lives, with tight schedules that prevent us from getting the full amount of sleep that we need. This can present big problems on the road, particularly if you drive for a living. For those who drive tractor trailers, 18 wheelers, and other big rigs, this can be particularly dangers,… Read More »

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Truck Blind Spots Create Serious Risks For Drivers

By William E. Raikes III |

There is good reason for automobile drivers to feel somewhat intimidated when sharing roads with semi tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, and other types of trucks. Cars do not stand a chance against the large size and bulk of these vehicles. In the event of a collision, it is the motorist who is likely to suffer… Read More »

Semi-truck and driver found after deadly hit-and-run accident

By William E. Raikes III |

When people think of vehicles fleeing the scene of an accident, they often think of a sleek sports car, or a motorcycle that can reach high speeds. While these vehicles can flee the scene of an accident, they aren’t the only type of vehicles that can. A man was recently killed when in a… Read More »

Can logo liability affect compensation for truck accident injury?

By William E. Raikes III |

The majority of employees today are just that, employees, which assumes that their employer has some sort of responsibility, or liability for their actions. However, some employees, are not traditional employees – they are what are known as independent contractors. Independent contractors are not traditionally help to the same standards as regular employees. This… Read More »

How fatigue affects truck drivers and you

By William E. Raikes III |

Truck drivers are integral to delivery services and a number of other companies working to carry out their necessary duties. However, tired truck drivers pose a serious threat to all travelers on the road. If these drivers do not follow proper rules and regulations, they could easily find themselves distracted, experiencing slower reaction times… Read More »

Trucking Accidents Injuries and Prevention

By William E. Raikes III |

The trucking industry is booming, both here in Florida and throughout the United States. Estimated to be part of one of the top ten growth industries in the country, commercial trucks and carriers provide a boost to the Florida economy, while providing us with goods and services we rely upon each day. Unfortunately, the… Read More »

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