${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Call For A Free Consultation With Local Attorneys
850-659-2252

Truck Accidents Archives

Supreme Court refuses to hear truck drivers' lawsuit

Florida motorists may be interested to learn that the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a class-action lawsuit on June 19 brought by six truck drivers against the U.S. Department of Transportation. The truck drivers had alleged that the pre-employment reports the DOT distributed to carriers made it more difficult for them to find work as it disparaged their reputations. The truck drivers were supported by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

Supreme Court declines to hear truck driver sleep apnea case

Truck drivers in Florida and around the country may be more likely to be tested for sleep apnea after an April Supreme Court decision. The nation's highest court ruled that it would not hear arguments in a case brought by a truck driver who claims that such testing violates the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Obstructive sleep apnea is a debilitating condition that can cause extreme fatigue and exhaustion, and experts at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have urged for mandatory sleep apnea testing of truck drivers with body mass indexes of 35 or higher.

Truck Accidents And Faulty Braking Systems

13D1EA76F17741DB96E254EDB9DEF7C9.jpgMost deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars and are taller with greater ground clearance, which can result in smaller vehicles under-riding trucks in crashes.

Driver-Less Trucks - Safe Or A Recipe For Disaster?

FutureTruck2025_16x9.jpgThe race is on to get driverless trucks on the roads, and experts say the impact on professional drivers 'is going to be huge'. Driverless trucks will be safer and cheaper than their human-controlled counterparts, but that doesn't mean America's 3.5 million professional truck drivers are giving up to the machines without a fight.

Trucking Accidents

Truck Drivers.jpgWJHG reports that two people were injured after the driver of a semi-truck fell asleep on Interstate-10 early this month. According to a FHP report, a 29 year old male was driving a semi-truck west on I-10 around 2:30 a.m. near State Road 77 when he fell asleep. The semi drifted into the center grass median before crossing into westbound lanes and onto the north shoulder, where it hit several trees down the embankment.

Truck Accidents On The Interstate

There was a horrific accident that occurred here in Northwest Florida last Monday morning. The accident happened on Interstate 10 and involved a Hummer and four semitrailers. The positive - only three people suffered minor injuries. According to Northwest Florida Daily News, the accident occurred on a foggy stretch of I-10 at 5:08 a.m. in Walton County near mile marker 83.

Father And Son Team Working Together To Serve Our Clients

Our legal team consists of attorney Wm. Dennis Brannon and his son C. Paul Brannon. We work together as a father and son team to provide our clients with exceptional service and solutions in motor vehicle accident claims and other personal injury matters.

Contact Us Today
Email Us For A Response

We Handle Cases on a Contingency Fee Basis Tell Us About Your Case - Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Fort Walton Beach
975 Mar Walt Drive
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Phone: 850-659-2252
Fax: 850-864-4526
Fort Walton Beach Law Office Map

Defuniak
544 US Highway 90 East
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433

Phone: 850-659-2252
Fax: 850-864-4526
Map & Directions

Crestview
204 North Main Street
Crestview, FL 32536

Phone: 850-659-2252
Phone: 850-398-8776
Fax: 850-864-4526
Crestview Law Office Map