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Semi-Truck Drivers’ Wish List

By Robert W. Elton |

Drivers crossing JD Young Bridge just outside Sarasota were alarmed to see a semi-truck dangling off of the bridge early one July 2018 morning. Fortunately, the driver of the big rig did escape unscathed after the terrifying incident. What Went Wrong?  According to the driver who was behind the wheel of the semi, he… Read More »

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Big Rigs on Florida Roads

By Robert W. Elton |

Former NBA basketball star Karl Malone always dreamed of driving a big rig. When he finally got his wish, he compared the experience of controlling the massive semi to the exhilaration of making a line drive on the basketball court. Malone is not the first person to relish being behind the wheel of a… Read More »

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Cameras Inside Trucks Could Be Vital for Preventing Trucking Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

Although car accidents are relatively common not just in Florida, but around the United States, some of the most devastating wrecks on the road today have to do with 18-wheelers. This is because the weight and size of these trucks particularly if they are moving at an excessive rate of speed can lead to… Read More »

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Crash Avoidance Systems Help Prevent Serious Trucking Accidents

By Robert W. Elton |

New research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 18-wheeler trucks equipped with a collision avoidance system over a one-year period experienced no rear-end crashes with vehicles travelling ahead of them. This indicates that crash avoidance systems could be beneficial to help prevent trucking accidents all over the United States. If you… Read More »

Should Truckers Have to Comply with Sleep Apnea Regulations?

By Robert W. Elton |

In the wake of numerous truck accidents across Florida and the rest of the United States, federal regulators are looking for ways to crack down on screening tools that could help to indicate a driver might have a problem behind the wheel. Trucking accidents are some of the deadliest on the road today. If… Read More »

What to Ask Your Florida Commercial Truck Accident Lawyer

By Robert W. Elton |

One day, you were driving to work when a delivery truck rear-ended you. The driver was not paying attention and, without slowing down, rammed right into you. The police arrived at the scene, took statements, and called for an ambulance because you looked pretty beat up. You received medical treatment at the local hospital… Read More »

What Are the Legal Differences Between Car and Truck Accidents?

By Robert W. Elton |

Many people assume that when you get in an accident with a truck, then it is legally the same thing as being in an accident with a passenger car. However, that is not always the case. There are some unique risks associated with truck accidents and the legal theories involved are usually slightly different…. Read More »

Top 10 Things to do After a Truck Accident

By Robert W. Elton |

A crash with a semi-truck or commercial vehicle can be daunting. While no one plans for these types of tragedies, they can happen – and it is best to be prepared. After a crash, there are a few things you need to do. Depending on the circumstances, you may not be able to do… Read More »