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Tanker trucks carry highly unstable liquids and can be used to transport hazardous materials, such as gas. A recent federal investigation in California following two tanker truck explosions linked to one company has shone the spotlight on tanker safety.

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U.S. hazardous materials transportation regulations regulate tanker safety in Hollywood, Florida and across the country. Among other requirements, these standards establish what constitutes correct maintenance and repairs of tankers carrying dangerous cargo. For example, when repairs involving welding are needed on these commercial tankers, U.S. hazardous materials transportation regulations require only professionals with certification are permitted to complete the welding work on the trucks.

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Nursing homes in Hollywood and South Florida are supposed to be safe facilities for elderly residents who need additional support with everyday tasks. Some of the residents who are in nursing homes have mobility issues while others have cognitive conditions or conditions such as Alzheimer’s.

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Unfortunately, when nursing home residents are not given the adequate care and supervision they need, they can become involved in pedestrian accidents outside the nursing home. This can happen in a number of ways, and all of them are preventable:

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For teens, driving is a route to freedom and many young teens eagerly look forward to the day they can start the process of learning to drive. While many teens want to drive safely and carefully, however, there is sometimes pressure on young drivers to take risks. Pressure from friends and the attraction of trying to test the boundaries of freedom can unfortunately mean teen drivers can take risks which can lead them to car collisions in Hollywood or their community.

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Fortunately, parents have a great deal of power when it comes to helping their young drivers stay safe on the roads. There are several ways you can drive home the message about safe driving:

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Some experts believe that changing our clocks one hour during the spring and fall is linked to an increase in traffic accidents. In the future, Florida is considering becoming the first state to adopt daylight saving time all year long. This would mean later sunsets and sunrises in the winter months, when most tourists visit. It may also mean fewer people adjusting to a new schedule twice a year.

Even if the resolution passes, we might not see changes on our clocks until 2019 or even later. Until then, there are a few ways to keep yourself safe on the streets and reduce your risk of a trucking accident in Hollywood or your community:

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Children are at risk of pedestrian accidents when walking around, even when they are with parents. Kids are hard to truck drivers to see from a cab and since young children are still learning the ins and outs of traffic rules, they can make mistakes which can lead to traffic collisions in Hollywood and other communities.

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If you want to keep your child safe from truck accidents, there are a few things you can do:

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Much has been written about the role of distracted driving in Hollywood truck accidents as well as the danger of fatigued driving. Now, however, the conversation is slowly shifting to discussion about the impact on mental health on truck drivers.

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There is no doubt that truck drivers have a very dangerous and high-pressure job. They are often asked to deliver cargo long distances in tough traffic conditions and bad weather on tight deadlines. Many truck drivers worry about becoming the victim of theft or crime and they have to worry about other drivers driving erratically on the road. In addition, truck drivers spend a long time alone, away from their families, and may not get enough time to rest, relax, sleep, and eat well.

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There may types of truck accident injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida. One of the common types of injuries resulting from this type of traffic crash involves trapped passengers or crushing injuries. Both are devastating and can easily lead to fatalities, amputations and serious injury.

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Crushing Injuries

Crushing injuries occur when the force of a truck collision causes crumple zones in a vehicle to collapse or causes them to be compromised. For example, if a truck T-bones a passenger car, the force of the truck can push through the side doors and windows, effectively crushing passengers against the interior of the vehicle. This can cause significant internal injuries and crushing injuries as bones, ligaments, muscles and other tissues are crushed and sometimes damaged beyond repair. Crushing injuries can lead to fatalities if they affect a major organ or body system. When the limbs are affected by crushing injuries, amputation may be the only way to save the victim’s life.

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In many vehicle accidents, only two vehicles are involved – the at-fault driver and to the other driver. In many truck accidents in Hollywood and across South Florida, however, the size of a tanker, 18-wheeler, big rig, or other commercial truck can cause a multiple vehicle or chain reaction accident.

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Multiple vehicle accidents involving trucks occur for a number of reasons:

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Being in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere South Florida can be devastating. The injuries resulting from this type of crash are often considerable and maybe life-changing. The financial impact due to your injuries and your inability to return to work immediately can last for years. In these situations, hiring the right truck accident attorney is one of the most important decisions you may make.

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You can easily find truck accident attorneys in Hollywood by searching online or by checking directories. However, how can you compare different attorneys to find the right one for you? There are a few things you should look for:

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Truck accidents in Hollywood and South Florida do serious injury and harm. These truck accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities to passengers of smaller vehicles. Truck accidents involving tankers, big rigs and other commercial trucks can also cause significant property and environmental damage if the truck is carrying a dangerous substance. Spills of flammable materials, explosions, fires and other consequences of big trucking accidents can impact an area for months or years.

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There are several ways to prevent trucking accidents in your community:

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