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Dump truck accident injures three children

A dump truck driver traveling on U.S highway 301 collided head on with a passenger car, injuring three children from the greater Tampa area, resulting in injuring one them critically. The other two children were listed in serious condition. The woman who was driving the car that was struck was a 40-year-old who seems to have been the children's mom and has also suffered serious injuries

Area on record pace for number of school bus accidents

Unfortunately, the greater Tampa area is on a record-setting pace this year with respect to the frequency of school bus accidents, with many area counties seeing a marked increase in the number of these types of accidents. Hillsborough County, for instance, is on pace to be up 25 percent over 2017.

Commercial vehicle accidents can be complex in Florida

When a commercial vehicle is involved in a traffic accident, matters can be more complicated than in crashes between passenger vehicles. This is because commercial vehicles may be regulated by overlapping state and federal laws. Thus, when a commercial vehicle accident occurs in Florida, the investigation could involve local and state authorities, as well as federal agencies like the National Transportation Safety Board.

What is a common carrier and what if I am injured by one?


Victims may suffer serious injuries and harm in a bus accident or other commercial vehicle accident. Buses, and some other forms of public transportation, such as trains, planes and taxis, are referred to as "common carriers." Common carriers transport goods and individuals and are subject to certain requirements and liability, such as in a bus accident.

Filing a claim after getting hurt by a speeding truck driver


A previous post on this blog talked about the dangers speeding truck drivers present to other motorists in the Hillsborough and other parts of the Tampa area. Not only do drivers who speed have less of a chance of being able to stop for an accident, but, should they get in to a wreck, the momentum of their speeding truck is far more likely to cause serious damage to whatever, or whomever, it hits.

How we can help passengers, other drivers after an Uber wreck


A previous post on this blog explained the legal options for those affected by accidents involving an Uber or Lyft driver. Basically, both passengers and other motorists in the greater Tampa area can suffer serious injuries because of a negligent driver who is operating as a contractor for Uber or Lyft, and these victims both need and deserve compensation for their losses.

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