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Call us toll free: (800) 337-7755

Main Address

Ft. Lauderdale area

Law Offices of Jason Turchin

2883 Executive Park Drive, Suite 103

Weston, FL 33331

Telephone: (954) 515-5000 Facsimile: (954) 659-1380

©2018 BY LAW OFFICES OF JASON TURCHIN.

Law Offices of Jason Turchin

9100 S. Dadeland Blvd
Suite 1500
Miami, Florida 33156
Telephone: (305) 373-0550
Facsimile: (305) 731-2215

Miami

Key West

Law Offices of Jason Turchin

422 Fleming Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Telephone: (305) 731-2244
Facsimile: (305) 731-2215

Orlando

Law Offices of Jason Turchin

7380 Sand Lake Road
Suite 500
Orlando, Florida 32819
Telephone: (407) 792-0265
Facsimile: (407) 749-0320

CONTACT US TODAY

Our Florida truck accident lawyers have represented many victims in Florida truck accident wrongful death and personal injury  claim cases.

 

If you were hit by a truck in Florida, or your car was struck by a tractor trailer truck, you may have a claim for damages against the truck driver, truck owner and even the company if the driver was working at the time of the accident. Jason Turchin has handled many truck accident cases and can handle your truck injury claim throughout Florida, regardless of where you live.  If you were injured in a truck accident, call us at 800-337-7755 for a free consultation.


Florida Truck Accident Lawyer - Ft Lauderdale Tractor Trailer Crash Attorney - Orlando Truck Injury Claim

It's always a FREE consultation! We are also often open late, and on weekends and holidays to speak with you about your potential Florida truck accident injury case. Complete the form below or call a FL trucking attorney at the Law Offices of Jason Turchin now at 800-337-7755 to discuss your injury claim if you were injured in Florida by a truck, SUV, tractor trailer, dump truck, pick up truck, firetruck, ambulance, work truck, back hoe, semi-truck, 18 wheeler, bus, oil tanker, or other truck.

FLORIDA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Our Florida truck crash attorneys are happy to discuss your trucking accident insurance claim

When a truck strikes a car, the damage can be catastrophic. Insurance companies who represent trucks sometimes recognize the harder impact caused by their insured's truck and could offer more money because of this. It is important to fully evaluate the facts of each case and to make the best arguments we can based on those facts. There are also time limitations to make a truck accident claim in Florida, so you should not wait to get your claim set up if you were injured. We are available toll-free at 800-337-7755.

Our truck accident attorneys handle cases throughout the entire state of Florida, including Miami, Key West, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Weston, Ft Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola, and Clearwater. We have accident lawyers available for a free consultation after hours and on the weekend.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN FLORIDA

All commercial vehicles which drive on Florida roads are required to have insurance. Florida and Federal law provide various minimum insurance coverages that commercial vehicles must have. While these may be updated from time to time, the following minimum coverages have been required in the past:

 

VEHICLES WHICH ARE ONLY DRIVEN IN FLORIDA

  • CMVs exceeding 26,000 pounds GVW,but less than 35,000 pounds GVW: $ 50,000

  • CMVs with 35,000 pounds GVW, but less than 44,000 pounds GVW: $ 100,000

  • CMVs with 44,000 pounds or more GVW: $ 300,000

  • Passenger, Non-Public Sector Buses (Section 627.742, Florida Statutes): $ 300,000; $100,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, one person in any accident; $300,000 for bodily injury to, or death of, two or more persons in any one accident; and $50,000 because of injury to, or destruction of, property of others in any one accident.

VEHICLES WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO DOT REGULATIONS

FREIGHT OR PASSENGER VEHICLES (Source: Florida Highway Patrol Commercial Motor Vehicle Manual)

FLORIDA TRACTOR TRAILER LOG BOOK AND RESTRICTED HOURS

Commercial motor vehicle drivers are required to maintain Records of Duty Status (RODS) or logbook unless otherwise provided below:

1. A logbook is required unless the driver is operating a commercial motor vehicle within a 100 mile radius from where the vehicle is based and

a. Returns to base and goes off-duty within 12 hours;

b. Does not exceed 11 hours driving time; No medical certificate is required for drivers of vehicles transporting agricultural products, including horticultural or forestry products, from farm or harvest place to Intrastate  storage or market.

c. Has at least 10 consecutive hours off-duty before returning to duty; and

d. Time records are kept which shows the time the driver reports for duty, the number of hours on duty each day, and the time driver goes off-duty (records must be kept at least 6 months).

2. Driver may not drive after:

a. Driving 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off-duty;

b. Being on-duty 14 hours after 10 consecutive hours off-duty;

c. Being on-duty 60 hours in seven consecutive days or 70 hours in eight consecutive days. However, 34 or more consecutive off-duty hours resets and restarts the 7/8 -day period.

3. Drivers may extend the 14-hour on-duty period by two additional hours, if they:

a. Are released from duty at the normal work location for the previous five duty tours; AND

b. Return to the normal work reporting location and are released from duty within 16 hours; AND

c. Have not used this exception in the previous seven days, except following a 34-hour restart of a 7/8-day period.

Total driving hours may not exceed 11 hours. Please see the complete federal regulations for sleeper berth, industry and agricultural exceptions Code of Federal Regulations, Part 395.

TYPES OF DAMAGES YOU COULD RECEIVE FOR A FLORIDA TRUCK ACCIDENT INJURY CLAIM

If you were injured as a result of a truck accident in FL, you could get money for many different things. These may include:
 

  • Reimbursement for any out of pocket expenses

  • Reimbursement for lost wages or benefits

  • Compensation for future loss of earning capacity

  • Money for past pain and suffering from the date of injury until the date of settlement

  • Money for future pain and suffering you may be expected to have following settlement

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses incurred as a result of the accident in Florida

  • Money to help pay for future medical expenses you may reasonably be expected to incur other possible money awards


Call today and see how we can help you and your family with your FL truck accident claim. Remember...it's always a free consultation: 800-337-7755.

TYPES OF FLORIDA TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIM CASES

A Florida truck accident can be traumatic, and even deadly. Some common types of truck accidents in Florida include:
 

  • A recent traffic crash on US1 in the Florida Keys where a big rig crashed into a car.

  • An accident on I95 in Miami where a tractor trailer overturned.

  • A traffic accident in Orlando where an 18 wheeler driver was texting and struck a vehicle carrying two people, killing one of them in a wrongful death.

  • A dump truck running a stop sign or causing an accident in Hialeah.

  • A construction truck entering a major highway and cutting off drivers.

  • A Tampa car accident caused by a tractor trailer.

Call today and see how we can help you and your family with your FL truck accident claim. Remember...it's always a free consultation: 800-337-7755.