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Trucking Industry Trying to Avoid Responsibility By Calling for Tort Reform

Archives, Trucking Accidents

The trucking industry is trying to convince the American public through the use of a propaganda campaign, that purports to use polls and research, that it should not be held responsible for trucking accidents. In “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry- 2011,” a report released by The American Transportation Research Institute, tort reform is called…

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What to Do If You have a Truck Accident

Archives, Trucking Accidents

An accident with a big-rig, semi-truck, or other large truck can turn your life every which way to wrong. Often drivers who are in a truck accident will suffer serious personal injuries or worse due to the sheer size of the truck causing extreme damage. In those cases, just getting emergency medical treatment and being…

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Tractor-trailer kills mechanic

Archives, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

Don’t have many details but thought I would share some tragic news.  According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, a 28-year old Dade City mechanic working on a tractor-trailer at the trucking company location, died instantly when it fell on top of him. An investigation says the death was accidental. I hope they consult with…

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Big-rig overturns in Jacksonville

Archives, Trucking Accidents

Traffic was at a standstill on Interstate 10 in Jacksonville the other afternoon for almost three hours - the westbound lanes were closed.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tractor-trailer crashed into a concrete barrier, a light pole, and then overturned. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was listed in…

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Truck hits man while son watches

Archives, Trucking Accidents

A big-rig driver not paying attention failed to slow down near a roadside work crew. He backed into a tractor and killed a 47-year old man on Interstate 95, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The driver claimed someone tried to cut him off, but he could not substantiate his claim. The man’s son was working…

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