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What happens when semi-trucks become automated?

If you are enamored with the prospect of being behind the wheel of a self-driving car, you are certainly not alone. Buyers are lining up in droves to purchase the Model S and the Model X from Tesla, the American automaker producing high-end, zero emission vehicles. The “semi-automatic” auto pilot function will guide the car with minimal input from the driver. So the next time you pass a Tesla on the street or on I-95, you may wonder who’s driving: the car or the driver.

Regulation violations can cause truck and bus accidents

Every year, state and federal regulators and safety organizations do what they can to improve the culture of the trucking industry and minimize accidents. Some of the most visible efforts are those conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. They conduct special inspections at sites around the country at different times. One occurred this week.

5 important driving tips to use around semi trucks

In 2015 alone, there were roughly 415,000 police-reported truck accidents in the United States. Of these crashes, explains the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, more than 3,500 were fatal while a staggering 83,000 resulted in injury.

Effectiveness of Florida's texting and driving law questioned

Texting and driving in Florida has been a violation of state law since 2013. 2,061 citations were issued related to texting and driving in the state as of January 2015. What some in the state have called an effective way to save lives, others have criticized as a toothless law.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Florida is the most dangerous state for motorcycle accidents, according to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2013, more motorcycle riders were killed in Florida than any other state, accounting for more than 10 percent of all motorcycle fatalities in the United States. Many of those accidents could have been prevented.

What to Expect at an Independent Medical Examination

An independent medical exam ("IME") is a necessary step for most personal injury plaintiffs. Unfortunately, it also is a major source of anxiety for most personal injury plaintiffs, often because they just don't know what to expect. In this post, our St. Johns County personal injury attorneys hope to ease your anxiety by answering common questions about the IME and providing an overview of the examination process.

Important Information About Personal Injury Claims and TBI

Broken bones and soft tissue injuries are the common results of auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and other acts of negligence. Traumatic brain injuries also occur, but this type of injury can be difficult to diagnose or missed altogether. Our St. Augustine TBI lawyers want you to know the following important information about these sometimes "invisible" injuries:

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