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Miami Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers Are Serious and Dangerous

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

Recently, a tractor-trailer and a car collided in Miami and the crash resulted in the death of the driver of the car. As reported by the Miami Herald, the accident happened at Northwest 79th Street and 22nd Avenue. Commercial vehicles pose unique risks on the roads and highways of Florida. Unfortunately, news reports of… Read More »

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Unique Dangers for Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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

Tractor-trailer accidents can be extremely dangerous. This is true for a variety of reasons, one of the main ones is the sheer size of the vehicles. These vehicles can weigh between 40,000 and 80,000 pounds. With this weight shifting on the road, an accident involving a tractor-trailer can be deadly or result in serious,… Read More »

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Getting the Most from Your Car or Truck Accident Claim

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

Accidents are extremely upsetting. Victims of car accidents or accidents involving trucks can find themselves coping with severe injuries. Some injuries require years of recovery and extensive medical bills. A Miami car accident lawyer can help you to understand what compensation may be available. It is common to feel out of control when you… Read More »

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What Causes Truck Jackknife Accidents?

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

When a large commercial truck cab moves in one direction while the wheels move in a different direction, jackknifes can occur. A jackknife is a term that means a large trailer cab skids and the trailer of the truck swings in the other direction, landing at a 90 degree angle. Jackknifes are very dangerous… Read More »

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Truck Drivers Have a Duty to Avoid Truck Accidents

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

In Miami and throughout the United States, we depend on trucks to carry goods from coast to coast, and even across country borders. According to the American Trucking Association, more than 70% of goods consumed in the U.S. are moved by trucks. Trucks share the roads and highways with cars, motorcycles and other modes… Read More »

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The Main Causes of Truck Accidents in the United States

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

The most recent report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated that 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2017, up 9% overall from 2016. The percentage of fatal accidents involving at least one large semi-truck increased by 10% from 2016 to 2017. These jarring statistics demonstrate… Read More »

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Your Step-by-Step Checklist for How to React After a Miami Truck Accident

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

If you are like many Floridians, you have not had the misfortune of being involved in a trucking accident. You likely also do not have a plan in place that can help you capture important information at the scene of an accident should you be involved in one in the future. You should, though,… Read More »

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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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