Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog
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If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident in Hollywood or your community, you may need some time to recover. If you have suffered serious or permanent injury, you may need a variety of theories to heal and to help you adjust to life after your injury.

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For example, if your injury means you cannot take care of basic tasks by yourself, you may need occupational therapy. This type of therapy uses a variety of tools to help you to adjust to life with an injury and to help you recover some of your independence.

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Brake failure is a common – and terrifying – cause of trucking accidents in Broward County, Hollywood, and across southern Florida. In fact, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), 29.4% of commercial truck accidents involve some sort of brake issue.

There many reasons why brake failure may happen with truck accidents:

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If you have been in a trucking crash in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may find your life permanent changed. If you have suffered a brain injury, back injury, spinal cord trauma, scarring, amputation, or any other serious injury your injuries may be permanent.

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It can be hard to accept that a traffic accident in Hollywood or your community will have a life-long impact on you and your life. In many cases, survivors suffer from trauma or even depression after their collisions. Many doctors recommend seeking out a support group or group therapy so survivors can speak with others who have undergone some of the same trauma.

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Trucking accidents in Hollywood and other South Florida communities can be traumatic. In fact, some people who walk away from these types of collisions suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions due to the stress they have suffered during the crash.

You may be suffering from trauma following your Hollywood trucking accident if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty with concentration or focus
  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings or personality changes
  • Changes to eating habits
  • Loss of interest in friends or regular activities
  • Difficulty completing work-related or daily tasks
  • Fears, especially related to getting back on the road
  • Anger, frustration, and general feelings of upset

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If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may suffer a number of injuries. One of the most common types of injuries sustained in traffic accidents involves the face. When the face is whipped around suddenly because of the impact or when a passenger’s head is thrown violently against the dashboard or even into an air bag, a number of injuries can occur, including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Damage to dentures and crowns
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost teeth

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Truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida may seem hard to predict, but in fact there are several risk factors that could help you spot potential danger on the road. When you share the road with big rigs, tractor trailers, and other vehicles, you need to be alert. Certain signs can indicate your risk of an accident is higher and you need to take action.

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Risk factors can include:

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If you’re a young driver, you probably take your driving skills and freedoms very seriously. That’s great news. Here’s the problem: not everyone on the roads is as careful as you. If you’re a new driver and still working on your skills, one thing you may be a little nervous about sharing the road with big rigs, 18 wheelers, and other large trucks.

If you want to avoid car and truck accidents in Homestead or your city, we have some tips to help you avoid traffic collisions in Hollywood or your Florida city:

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When you’re in a car or trucking accident in Hollywood or anywhere in South Florida, you may have a lot of worries. You may worry how you’ll pay for repairs, whether your insurance rates will go up, and whether your injuries will be serious. One thing you may not be worried about is identity theft or fraud. However, these are also issues you should consider.

Unfortunately, a small number of people target individuals who have been involved in traffic accidents. In some cases, fraudsters will stage a minor accident and gather information at the scene of the accident in order to steal someone’s identity. In other cases, fraudsters will take advantage of drivers who have been an accident by overcharging for basic services or by defrauding them in other ways.

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You’ve probably heard about slowing down and giving trucks more space. We’ve certainly recommended both on this blog, simply because these are some of the most best tips for avoiding crashes with big rigs and tractor trailers. However, there are some less-known tips and hacks to help you stay safe on Hollywood and South Florida roads:

1) When an emergency happens or there’s heavy traffic, check to see what truck drivers are doing.

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Last week, we looked at preventative measures you can take to protect your finances before a truck accident affects your life in Hollywood or South Florida. But what happens if you didn’t have the time to implement that advice and now find yourself injured because of a traffic accident?

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The injuries sustained in an accident involving a big rig, tractor trailer, or other commercial vehicle can be very serious. If your finances aren’t ready for the medical bills, lost wages, property damages, car repair costs, and other expenses, you will need to be proactive. Here are a few things you can do:

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