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Many experts suggest parents sign driver agreements with their teen drivers to prevent car and truck accidents. If you live in an area where your teen will be driving on the highways around trucks, especially, it’s important to ensure your teen is making the right choices on the road and staying as safe as possible.

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A driver agreement simply lists what your teen cannot and can do in the car and also outlines some rules and regulations for safe driving. Not all agreements are made the same, however. If you want your agreement to have bite, you’ll want to:

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In many ways, elderly drivers are safer. Statistically, they are more likely to use seat belts and less likely to engage in aggressive driving or drunk driving. However, medical issues which can occur with senior years can affect driving ability and can make elderly motorists vulnerable to truck crashes in Hollywood and other communities.

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If you have a senior relative or friend, there are things you can do to help them drive more safely:

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Being in a truck crash in Hollywood or your community is terrifying. Not only can you sustain serious and even life-threatening injuries such as brain trauma, back injuries, lacerations, and more, but the emotional upset of the collision can stay with you for some time. In addition, you may find the financial impact of a trucking accident lasts a long time.

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Any Hollywood truck accident attorney knows the financial impact a truck crash can have. The costs of surgery, emergency room visits, medical care, lost income, car repair bills, and other costs can quickly add up. Survivors of these types of crashes sometimes are surprised by all the costs of a crash. From buying  a neck brace to paying for taxis from the hospital to paying to replace a damaged cell phone to paying to have a bathroom grab bar installed, there are many expenses involved if you have been injured.

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At this time of year, many college students are thinking about moving out. If this is the case for you and your family, keep in mind that moving trucks pose significant potential hazards for you and your college kids. Moving trucks accidents in Hollywood, Miami, and other communities happen every year.

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You can help reduce the risk for your college student by:

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If you have been in a truck accident in Hollywood or anywhere in Southern Florida, the clock is ticking. The moment you are in a crash, your choices can impact your claim and the compensation you receive. Even minor decisions on your part can have an impact on your financial and legal future.

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If you have been in a trucking collision, you may wonder if and when you need to contact an attorney. The reality is that it is important to make this call as soon as you can. The sooner you make that contact, the faster you can get legal advice about your situation.

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Being in a serious truck accident can be physically and mentally devastating. It’s not unusual to suffer nightmares, sleep disorders and emotional upheaval after this type of collision in Homestead or your community. In addition, people who have been in a Hollywood truck accident may experience long-term and even permanent injury, such as brain injury, spinal cord trauma, lacerations, amputations, burns and other injuries.

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Financial distress is another outcome of many truck collisions in South Florida. If you have been injured in a truck crash, you may lose time at work and therefore lose income. If your injuries are long-term or permanent, you may be facing lost future income opportunities. In addition, the medical expenses of been seriously injured can easily add up to tens of thousands of dollars or more. If you’re permanently injured, long-term care and treatment can easily add up to in excess of one million dollars. The cost of replacing lost property or fixing a damaged car as well as incidental costs can quickly add up.

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Truck drivers face high stress and dangerous jobs. They’re on the road for many hours and face tight deadlines as well as other pressures. Some experts worry that the high stress which is part of his occupation as well as social isolation and the pressure to meet tight deadlines can push drivers to try illegal substances or even to experience addiction.

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Most truck drivers use caffeine to stay alert. However, there our studies suggesting more controlled substances are sometimes used by drivers. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has a number of safeguards measure to avoid addicted drivers from driving commercial trucks. Trucks drivers are subject to strict pre-employment screening processes, which includes checks for drug and alcohol addiction. In addition, commercial truck drivers are subject to post-accident and random testing for alcohol and drugs. Surveys of US drivers by the FSMCSA suggest that only about 1% of US drivers test positive in random drug and alcohol tests.

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If you have been a truck collision in Hollywood, you need to protect yourself. Whether you realize it or not, you are at risk and vulnerable, especially when it comes to your health and your finances.

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There are several ways you can reduce the risk:

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If you have been in a truck or car crash in Hollywood and have walked away seemingly without a scratch, you may consider yourself lucky. After all, many truck collisions result in serious and even devastating injury. However, before you feel too fortunate, keep in mind that sometimes seemingly minor traffic crashes can become serious.

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Unfortunately, when a car or truck accident happens you do not have all the information you need to determine whether your crash was serious or not. You may feel fine only to develop symptoms later on. You may even be misdiagnosed by a doctor after your accident, adding to the confusion. For this reason, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney and to carefully consider your position before making any decisions about a settlement or insurance offer.

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Truck crashes in Homestead and other cities can happen in an instant. One minute, you may be driving on a highway and the next you are involved in a serious collision. Timing can impact truck collisions and claims in other ways, too. Specifically, time is important when you file your claim and when you decide to proceed with your claim.

Filing Quickly is Important

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