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Deadly accident brings limo safety to the forefront

Many residents of St. Augustine have probably heard about the tragic accident involving a stretch limousine that left 20 people dead. This accident, which attracted the attention of the national news media, raises several important concerns about the safety of these vehicles.

Can you sue following a bus accident in Florida?

Buses are a common sight in St. Augustine and across the state. Whether they are passenger buses, tour buses or school buses, Florida residents expect that those operating the buses will do so in a responsible matter. Buses are a type of common carrier and must demonstrate the standard of care expected of a common carrier.

Massive pile-up on I-10 in Florida injures eight

Residents of St. Augustine may not see much wintery weather. However, heavy rain could occur any time of the year in Florida. Driving in a torrential downpour can be difficult. When one's visibility is reduced, it is important to drive with due care, even if this means driving under the speed limit. Speeding or failing to pay attention to those around you could result in a car accident.

Semi-truck crashes are still an issue in Florida

Semi-trucks delivering goods from one end of the country to the other are an essential part of commerce in our nation. However, driving a semi-truck takes special care. Those who wish to operate a tractor-trailer in St. Augustine must first obtain a special driver's license that shows they have taken classes and passed a test indicating that they are qualified to operate these large vehicles. Moreover, government regulations exist that mandate when a truck driver must take rest breaks and for how long.

Who are some potential defendants in a bus accident lawsuit?

Tourism is a major component of Florida's economy. Between pristine beaches, amusement parks, the everglades and more, people from all over the nation will vacation in the Sunshine State. Many of these visitors will use a tour bus to learn more about the local amenities and travel from one destination to another. However, just like any other vehicle, it is possible for a tour bus to be involved in an accident.

Truck accident victims in Florida can seek legal help

Florida is well-known for its orange groves and other citrus fruit crops. These crops are sold to manufacturers for juicing or canning, or sold directly to supermarkets for sale to patrons. It is a big industry in the state, and part of this industry involves transporting the fruits from Florida to other states in the nation. Oftentimes, this is done through the use of semi-trucks.

Who can be held liable in commercial vehicle accidents?

Businesses in Florida rely on semi-trucks to deliver their goods across the nation, making these large commercial vehicles a common sight on the state's highways. However, it takes a great deal of skill to handle one of these behemoth vehicles. One wrong move could lead to disaster. When a person is injured in a crash involving a commercial vehicle, they may incur substantial damages that they wish to recover through a personal injury lawsuit.

Two semi-trucks in Florida involved in crash with a horse

When a person is driving in an agricultural or rural area in Florida, it is not unusual to see animals on the side of the road. However, if these animals are let loose, they could pose a danger to motorists. For example, one unusual accident involved two semi-trucks and a horse and left one man seriously injured.

What are some common causes of commercial vehicle accidents?

No one can deny that semi-trucks are an integral part of the economy in the United States. Businesses rely on truckers to ship goods for sale across the nation. Semi-trucks are a common sight on Florida highways, but, due to their sheer size, any accident involving a semi-truck has the potential to be catastrophic. The following are some common causes of truck accidents.

Floridians may find 2016 statistics on truck crashes interesting

Large trucks may be an important part of commerce in Florida and nationwide, but, unfortunately, crashes between large trucks and standard automobiles are more catastrophic than crashes between smaller vehicles. A large truck can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 times more than a standard automobile. They are taller than automobiles, meaning an automobile could be forced under the truck in a collision.

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