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Category Archives: Truck Accidents

How Are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents and Why Do They Cause More Serious Injuries?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

  Hi, this is Marc Shapiro from the Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, PA. I’m addressing a common question today: the difference between truck and car accidents and why truck accidents result in more severe injuries. Truck accidents involve multiple parties – the driver, truck owner, and possibly the company. The weight difference… Read More »

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How Can I Receive the Most Compensation After Being Hit by a Big Rig?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

I’m Randall Austin, a Florida-based attorney. Often, we’re asked how to maximize compensation after a collision with a big rig. These trucks typically cause significant damage to both vehicles and occupants. In truck accidents, we assess if the trucking company might be at fault due to inadequate maintenance, such as neglected brake checks. Strict… Read More »

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Can I Sue for Severe Burn Injuries After a Florida Truck Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Sunshine. Beaches. Palm trees. These are just a few things Florida is known for. But unfortunately, the state also sees its fair share of devastating truck accidents, and burns are some of the most life-altering injuries these crashes can cause. Facing the Aftermath of Injuries from a Commercial Truck Accident Imagine suffering through excruciating… Read More »

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Can I Sue for Severe Burn Injuries After a Florida Truck Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Sunshine. Beaches. Palm trees. These are just a few things Florida is known for. But unfortunately, the state also sees its fair share of devastating truck accidents, and burns are some of the most life-altering injuries these crashes can cause. Facing the Aftermath of Injuries from a Commercial Truck Accident Imagine suffering through excruciating… Read More »

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Vital Factors When Choosing a Florida Truck Accident Attorney

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you’ve been in a truck accident, you’re likely facing pricey bills for medical treatment and property damage to your car. You know you need a good Florida truck accident attorney for your case, but how do you choose the right one? With so many truck accident attorneys out there, picking a winner can… Read More »

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How to Maximize Compensation After Being Hit By a Big Rig

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If a big rig has hit you, you’re probably wondering how much compensation you can recover for the damages the driver caused. Truck accidents are different from regular car accident cases because you may be able to hold the driver’s employer liable for damages. Trucking companies tend to have deeper pockets than the average… Read More »

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I Was Hit by a Large Commercial Truck, What Are My Options?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

No one can prepare for what happens during a truck accident. You don’t have many options in those split seconds that your accident occurs, but you have plenty after the fact.  Contact a Florida truck accident attorney to pursue legal action after a truck accident. Recovery is a difficult process, but seeking compensation doesn’t… Read More »

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6 Things To Consider When Hiring A Truck Accident Attorney In Florida

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Truck accidents are quite common in the United States of America. According to the IIHS, truck accidents can kill over 4,000 people in a single year, most of whom are occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles. The main reason for this is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks weigh much… Read More »

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When Should You Contact A Truck Accident Attorney?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Truck accidents are quite common in the United States of America. The National Safety Council estimates that in 2020, 107,000 trucks were involved in accidents that resulted in injuries. Usually, truck accidents result in more severe injuries than accidents between passenger vehicles because of the size and weight of trucks. And, unfortunately, many truck… Read More »

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5 Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A Truck Accident

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

According to the NHTSA, in 2017 alone, there were 4,761 people killed in accidents involving large trucks, and 72% of the people who died in large truck accidents in 2017 were occupants of other vehicles. Considering the weight of trucks, the chances of an individual getting severely injured or killed in a crash involving… Read More »

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