Posts Tagged ‘trucking accidents’

Trucking-related Wrongful Deaths Claim Victims Lives, the Peace of Mind of Family Members Left Behind

There has been an influx of trucking-related wrongful deaths every time we turn on the news. The most recent being Herma Jervis, 68 of Boynton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Jervis was struck by a delivery truck and run over by it’s outer left wheel, according to law enforcement. Because the case is still under investigation, not much else in known about the tragic situation except that Mrs. Jervis was pronounced dead upon her arrival to the hospital. In the coming days, the Shaked Law Blog intends to keep up with this tragedy as it unfolds.

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Hours of Service: Trucking Carrier Fatigue is a Road Hazard, Major Public Safety Risk

Trucking carrier fatigue accidents post a serious liability issue to both the trucking carrier and the operator. According to the Department of Transportation, these accidents are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle-related collisions on the road. That’s a staggering statistic! That’s why the DOT is doing their part to enforce stricter regulations for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).

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Truck Accident Law: What is it? (And Why it Matters!)

Truck accident law isn’t something we think of very often. Yet, we see commercial trucks out on the road every day. When we get on the overcrowded South Florida highways to go to work, it’s hard to miss them. While commercial trucks on the roads are commonplace, the laws that regulate their commutes are complex. Statistics show that each year nearly 4,000 Americans suffer fatalities from truck-related accidents.

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“Respondeat Superior”: Is the Trucking Carrier Responsible for Your Traffic Accident?

When it comes to your personal injury case, you’ll frequently hear terms you’re unfamiliar with being used in the context of your claim. An experienced board certified civil trial attorney can explain these terms to you and will have experience applying them on your behalf when necessary. The legal jargon that often comes up when an attorney pursues a trucking related accident is Respondeat superior. 

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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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FMCSA: Motor Carrier Safety in Our Daily Lives

The FMCSA is responsible for all aspects of the truck drivers and their cargo that take to the highways everyday. In our everyday lives we don’t often think about all the rules and regulations that go into keeping this country not only running smoothly but that are there to keep the public-at-large safe. Public safety is something we unknowingly take for granted because it’s expected to be there.

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