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Do I Need To File a Police Report After a Jacksonville Truck Accident?

Most Jacksonville truck accidents will meet one or more of the requirements for filing a police report. Florida law requires a police report to be filed if: Large trucks are commercial motor vehicles. Also, crashes involving 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, and big rigs can result in catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, and substantial property damage.  Drivers should report […]

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What Does It Mean for a Truck To Jackknife?

Highways and roadways see motor vehicle accidents daily. While some are minor, others leave lasting physical and emotional scars.  Accidents involving semi-trucks can be especially hazardous. The National Safety Council estimates that large trucks caused 117,300 injury crashes in 2021.  When we think of truck accidents, a frightening term surfaces: “jackknifing.” A personal injury attorney […]

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How Fast Can Commercial Trucks Safely Travel on Highways in Jacksonville? 

Given the size of commercial trucks, it is important that truck drivers travel at safe speeds on highways. A commercial truck traveling at an unsafe speed can lead to catastrophic collisions and injuries.  Safe speeds often differ from speed limits because speed limits are determined based on the best conditions. If the weather is bad, […]

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Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Florida?

Many people understand that the left lane of the highway is for faster traffic. If you are moving slower than the driver behind you, you should safely move over to the right lane and allow them to pass. However, if a driver is operating a truck, there is a lot more to consider in terms […]

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Types of Florida Commercial Driver’s Licenses

Many professional drivers in Florida are required to have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to operate certain types of vehicles.  There are three types of CDLs in Florida. These are:  Each class of commercial license is based on the type of vehicle being driven. The weight of the vehicle is also an important factor. Class […]

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How Much Does a Semi-Truck Weigh?

It’s not uncommon for people with no trucking experience to wonder how much semi-trucks weigh. Simply looking at a truck, it’s easy to imagine how many thousands of pounds it weighs and the extensive damage it could cause. Indeed, a semi-truck’s weight can be one of the main contributing factors in a truck accident. The […]

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