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The dangers of swerving around a semi-truck

Commuting during rush hour can be stressful. You’re late for work, you’re worried about missing your meeting—and traffic isn’t cooperating with you. When you get stuck behind a slow-moving semi-truck, it feels like steam is coming out of your ears. You wait for an opening in the adjacent lane so that you can dart around the truck and speed ahead toward the office.

Before you do, however, you should take a moment to reassess your decision. Making one wrong move around a semi-truck could literally be the difference between life and death. In today’s post, we examine what makes trucking accidents so devastating.

Are you prepared to navigate a truck accident claim?

Experiencing a commercial truck accident is always a big ordeal, even for those who do not suffer significant property damage or injuries. Unfortunately, for those who do suffer costly damages or serious injuries, navigating the aftermath of a truck accident can prove enormously difficult. In some cases, a victim may miss out on substantial portions of the compensation that he or she deserves from the accident because of a weak claim or poor understanding of the legal issues that a commercial truck accident involves.

If you recently survived a truck accident, then you probably have some very pressing needs to address, such as your own physical recovery from your injuries, the replacement of your vehicle and any other personal property damaged in the wreck, and any income you lost. Each of these areas requires special attention to help keep your rights and priorities protected while you recover.

Don't be the victim of a home improvement scam

A roofing company recently scammed over 70 homeowners out of thousands of dollars in Jacksonville. The company sent out fake flyers to homeowners, stating that the homeowners' roofs needed repair. In addition, the company received down payments from many of the homeowners, yet performed no work.

What rights do I have as a bicyclist in Florida?

You probably have a number of reasons why you ride a bike. You like to bike to work to get your exercise. It is a great way to stay fit. A lot of people like you love to ride their bikes.

What are my legal responsibilities as a Florida bicyclist?

As a bicyclist in the state of Florida, you must obey the rules of the road at all times. There may be times when you feel vulnerable as a bicyclist, especially on busy roads, and you may even have been involved in an accident. All drivers of vehicles must be mindful of cyclists and respect their rights.

If you have been involved in an accident as a cyclist or you believe that a driver acted recklessly and dangerously in Florida, it is important to understand where the law stands when it comes to protecting bicyclists.

Watch out for these warning signs of a distracted driver

There are certain factors that make the roads less safe for anyone on them. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one such issue. Another is drivers who get behind the wheel when exhausted or fatigued. Finally, distraction plays a major part in a large number of otherwise preventable crashes.

People die every day in collisions caused by distracted drivers, and hundreds more sustain serious injuries. Even with laws in place that make reading and typing texts while driving illegal in Florida, many drivers still choose to engage in these distracting behaviors. Thankfully, there are warning signs for common distractions you can watch for while on the road.

Watch out for these warning signs of a distracted driver

There are certain factors that make the roads less safe for anyone on them. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one such issue. Another is drivers who get behind the wheel when exhausted or fatigued. Finally, distraction plays a major part in a large number of otherwise preventable crashes.

How does Florida no-fault insurance work?

Many people think “no-fault” insurance means fault is not important in a car accident case. This is not true.

No-fault insurance simply means that your no-fault insurance will pay your initial medical expenses, up to the limit of your policy, regardless of which driver was at fault. A typical Florida no-fault policy pays 80 percent of the first $10,000 in medical expenses, after a $1,000 deductible.  

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