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When Does the FMSCA’s Hours of Service Rules Apply?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

The commercial trucking industry is one of America’s largest industries, with approximately 7.4 million employees. It also happens to be one of the nation’s most important industries. According to the American Trucking Association, 71 percent of the nation’s cargo is transported via truck, and more than 10 billion tons of weight is shipped by… Read More »

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Theories Of Liability In A Truck Accident Case

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

In typical car accident cases, accident victims may be able to recover damages under the theory of negligence – and that is about it. However, in truck accident cases, several parties may be held liable and, moreover, several theories may apply. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident case… Read More »

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What Is Maximum Medical Improvement?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

When you are injured in an accident or at work and file a personal injury claim, you are bound to hear a lot of foreign terminology from your attorney, the insurance company, and even your own doctor. One such term that you might hear is “Maximum Medical Improvement.” Maximum medical improvement, or MMI, is… Read More »

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Who Is At Fault When A Big Rig Accident Is Caused By A Lane Change?

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

“If you can’t see my mirrors, I can’t see you.” If this phrase does not sound familiar to you, it should, as it is printed on a sticker that is on the back of just about every big rig trailer in the country. A big rig’s load is huge, to say the least, which… Read More »

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How Commercial Truck Companies Are Using Technology To Save Lives

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Trucking accidents are some of the worst kinds of accidents there are, as they often involve one big-rig and one small, non-commercial vehicle, which is a lot like a whale and a minnow going up against each other—the minnow does not stand a chance. While commercial trucking companies have taken measures to prevent accidents… Read More »

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Miami Truck Accidents Caused By Bad Weather

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

As summer gives way to fall, it is important to start thinking about weather related accidents and what they mean for victims. Unfortunately, truck accidents are all too common in Florida as the seasons change, which is in large part due to the extreme winds the state receives as warm weather gives way to… Read More »

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Truck Accidents Caused by Impaired Drivers

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

As of this month, there have been 27,992 crashes involving commercial vehicles in Florida. Nearly a fifth of those—5,575—occurred in the Miami-Dade area. Because of their size, commercial truck accidents can be very serious, and can cause injuries that range in severity, and that can result in broken bones, concussions, or even death. To… Read More »

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Proving That Drowsy Driving Was the Cause of a Trucking Accident

By The Law Offices of Spencer G. Morgan, P.A. |

Last May, a semi truck driver from Moorhead, MD fell asleep at the wheel on Interstate-10 in Washington County. One month later, he was charged with careless driving. Fortunately, no one was killed in that accident. Not all victims of truck accidents are so lucky, however. Though there are regulations in place that are… Read More »

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