There has been an influx of trucking-related wrongful deaths every time we turn on the news. The most recent being Herma Jervis, 68 of Boynton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Jervis was struck by a delivery truck and run over by it’s outer left wheel, according to law enforcement. Because the case is still under investigation, not much else in known about the tragic situation except that Mrs. Jervis was pronounced dead upon her arrival to the hospital. In the coming days, the Shaked Law Blog intends to keep up with this tragedy as it unfolds.Read More Trucking-related Wrongful Deaths Claim Victims Lives, the Peace of Mind of Family Members Left Behind
Trucking carrier fatigue accidents post a serious liability issue to both the trucking carrier and the operator. According to the Department of Transportation, these accidents are responsible for 13% of all commercial motor vehicle-related collisions on the road. That’s a staggering statistic! That’s why the DOT is doing their part to enforce stricter regulations for operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).Read More Hours of Service: Trucking Carrier Fatigue is a Road Hazard, Major Public Safety Risk
Truck accident law isn’t something we think of very often. Yet, we see commercial trucks out on the road every day. When we get on the overcrowded South Florida highways to go to work, it’s hard to miss them. While commercial trucks on the roads are commonplace, the laws that regulate their commutes are complex. Statistics show that each year nearly 4,000 Americans suffer fatalities from truck-related accidents.Read More Truck Accident Law: What is it? (And Why it Matters!)
Truck accidents are once again on the rise in big cities like South Florida where commuters are in a hurry, and trucking carriers are understaffed. This means trucking operator training can carelessly fall by the wayside.Read More Truck Accidents Are a Common but Avoidable Problem: Here’s Why (And How!)
When it comes to your personal injury case, you’ll frequently hear terms you’re unfamiliar with being used in the context of your claim. An experienced board certified civil trial attorney can explain these terms to you and will have experience applying them on your behalf when necessary. The legal jargon that often comes up when an attorney pursues a trucking related accident is Respondeat superior.Read More “Respondeat Superior”: Is the Trucking Carrier Responsible for Your Traffic Accident?