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Truck Driver Kills Spanish Tourists

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Four Spanish tourists were killed in a collision with a Florida truck driver in the Florida Keys. Now their families have initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that employed the driver. According to the lawsuit, the truck driver rear-ended the tourist’s car. The force of the momentum pushed the car into oncoming… Read More »

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Regulation Requires Commercial Truck Operators To Electronically Record Time On The Road

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The National Transportation Safety Board conducted a study of 182 commercial truck accidents and discovered that 31 percent of these major collisions involved a truck operator who was fatigued, according to the New York Times. The prevalence of fatigued commercial truck operators served as a basis for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration establishing… Read More »

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Regulations Can Help Make Or Break A Truck Accident Injury Case

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

When someone is injured in an accident involving a large commercial truck or big rig, there is a litany of state and federal regulations that may come into play affecting the liability of the truck driver and their employer. This is why truck accident litigation is considered to be some of the most complex… Read More »

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Young Child Dies In Tragic Accident On Florida Turnpike

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Losing someone you love is always heartbreaking, but the pain is only amplified when the victim is a young child who had their whole life ahead of them. An example can be found in the tragic accident that occurred on Florida’s Turnpike in Southwest Miami-Dade where a 5-year-old girl lost her life. The young… Read More »

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FMCSA Opts to Capitulate Rather Than Regulate

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced they are no longer going to pursue a proposed regulation that would require testing for sleep apnea, a disorder that has been cited for contributing to the cause of deadly railroad accidents and commercial trucking accidents. The FMCA based its decision not to regulate on the… Read More »

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Semi-Truck Operator Killed in Tragic Accident on Interstate 10

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In a matter of moments, lives can be turned upside down as a result of a serious auto collision. A prime example was the tragic accident that occurred on Interstate 10 near Leon County, Florida. The driver of a semi-truck was hit by an SUV, causing the truck to be propelled into trees. The… Read More »

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Hit and Injured by a Big Rig? – Understanding Your Rights

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

When a large commercial truck collides with a smaller vehicle like a sedan or SUV, the damage can be severe, especially for the smaller vehicle. For example, a dump truck for the Miami Department of Public Works collided with a taxi at the intersection of Northwest Seventh Street and Northwest 17th Avenue in Miami,… Read More »

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Suing for a Miami-Dade County Truck Accident Depends on Liability

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In February 2017, a 53-year-old man was killed by a truck on State Road 90, according to Patch. The accident happened west of SW 158 Avenue. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver allegedly hit the individual around 1 p.m. The 53-year-old man was returning to his vehicle, 1999 Chevrolet Prizm, located along… Read More »

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Georgia Trucker Perishes In Vehicle Fire

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Witnesses to a tragic truck accident were unable to do anything to help the truck’s driver after he crashed into a tree and his rig caught fire. According to reports, the Miramar accident that claimed the life of the truck driver, who was from Georgia, occurred when the truck jackknifed and brought down power… Read More »

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Driver Pinned Under Truck In Northwest Miami-Dade

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Northwest Miami-Dade was the site of a tragic scene one recent morning when a tanker truck and car were involved in an accident. As a result of the crash, the car became pinned underneath the tanker truck and the driver of the car was still inside the vehicle. The car’s driver was subsequently transported… Read More »

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