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Semi-Truck Crashes Caused By Negligent Brake Maintenance — Brakes that are “Out of Adjustment” – By Skip Pita, Pita Weber & Del Prado

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Mechanical failures on a semi-trucks can cause serious crashes. Each failure is unique and can involve different federal regulations that may have been violated. In a truck accident case, it is critical that you a lawyer with experience handling truck accident cases. Let’s consider truck brake failures — specifically, Brake Chamber Failures. First… Read More »

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Proposed Changes to Truck Driver Hours of Service Rules: What and When to Expect?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has unveiled its long-awaited proposal to amend the federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, which have been subjected to criticism by truck drivers and trucking companies in Florida and all across the U.S. for years. The proposed changes to the federal law are supposed to “provide greater… Read More »

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Retreads and Commercial Truck Accidents

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Commercial trucks are the lifeblood of U.S. society. In conjunction with freight airlines and freight trains, commercial trucks serve to transport the vast majority of goods from coast to coast. Obviously, it is advantageous to transport these goods in as large a container as possible – hence the eighteen wheeler semi-truck. Unfortunately, transportation via… Read More »

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Liability In Truck Accidents

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When operating a vehicle on the road, it is understood that each driver must conduct themselves in a reasonably safe manner so as to not cause problems for the other drivers on the road. This includes adhering to the rules of the road, and not taking unnecessary risks. However, car and truck accidents do… Read More »

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Tractor Trailer Tragedy

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

52-year old H.P. recently arrived in Miami from Cuba with his wife and 2 adult sons to begin a new life. HP was grateful for the opportunities that our great country afforded him and the advantages it would offer his wife and sons. As soon as he had his work papers, H.P. found an agricultural… Read More »

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Owner Liability in Trucking Accidents

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Serious truck accidents often result in fatalities and major injuries. The extensive size of a tractor trailer, combined with the weight of the cargo, makes these trucks a particular danger on the roadways. When these attributes are combined with a negligent operator or faulty equipment, the risk factor increases significantly. For this reason, it… Read More »

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The Challenge of Truck Accident Liability in Florida

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Operating a tractor trailer on the highways is particularly challenging. Truck drivers are held to a higher level of safety, requiring specific safety courses and a particular classification of driver’s licenses. When the duty of care is breached, serious traffic accidents may occur, resulting in substantial injury and even death. These tragedies leave victims and families with… Read More »

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