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Florida is a hub of commerce for interstate and intrastate trucking companies.  Interstate 95 runs from South Florida all the way to the Florida Georgia Border.  Interstate 75 runs from South Florida all the way to the Florida Georgia Border through the heart of the State.  Finally, Interstate 10 runs from Jacksonville on the Eastside of the state all the way through Pensacola and onward to the Florida Alabama Border.  With these roadways and others, you will commonly see 18 wheelers, other commercial vehicles, and, yes, trucking accidents.  Some of these trucking accidents result in serious injuries to driver and occupants of passenger vehicles which by their size and weight are no match for any collision with a heavy duty semi tractor trailer or commercial vehicle.

A recent crash was reported on Interstate 10 that involved a passenger vehicle and a semi tractor trailer.  It was reported that an 18 year old young man (Shawn Back) from the Atlanta area (Suwanee, Georgia) died.  He was a passenger in a Honda CRV that was driven by Shin Ok.  The collision between the Honda CRV and the truck took place near the exit for Highway 301.  The semi tractor trailer was pulling out of an emergency lane at the time of the crash.

Florida is a comparative fault state. In other words, a case can be brought by the injury victim OR the family of the deceased injury victim even in situations where there is a percentage of fault attributed to two or more drivers. In other words, a legal case can still be brought even if the fault or liability is not completely 100 % on one particular driver.


On highways and roads throughout the United States, you will see semi-tractors, dump trucks, logging trucks, cement trucks, and other commercial vehicles.  These trucks and vehicles are quite large when compared to the typical passenger vehicle on the road.  When there is a crash or collision with a commercial truck, the resulting personal injuries can be quite devastating.  

If the truck driver is wholly or even partially at fault, there can be a case or claim for compensation or damages brought against the truck driver and commercial truck company.  Some States have limitations on compensation for pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish.  Most do not have such limitations.  A review of the applicable laws in place by a qualified and experienced Truck Accident Attorney can provide the necessary guidance a victim and family needs moving forward with a case or claim against the truck driver and the truck company.  

Truck drivers have a duty to operate the commercial trucks in a reasonably safe manner and to obey all applicable traffic statutes and ordinances.  Commercial truck drivers have training requirements and should understand the proper operation of the trucks.  Speed limits should be obeyed and when turns are attempted – the turns should be made in a reasonably safe manner taking into account the speed limit, traffic, and road conditions.  

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