Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Commerical Truck on Highway

Truck crashes can be caused by many factors and circumstances. Statistics from the National Highway traffic Safety Administration show trucking fatalities reached their highest level in three decades.

Truck drivers can make driving errors such as tail gating, changing lanes, speeding not yielding to the right of way, although the main cause of trucking accidents is speeding.        Continue Reading

Common Injuries Sustained in Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury Law

Choosing the right Orlando personal injury law firm is one of the most important decisions you will make. When you have been involved in an accident involving a commercial truck, call the Orlando trucking accident attorney at Badgley Law Group.

Orlando attorney Jeffrey Badgley is board certified as a civil trial lawyer, the highest recognition by the Florida bar as a specialist in the area of trial law.        Continue Reading

How An Orlando Trial Lawyer Can Help If You’re The Victim Of A Trucking Accident

A truck accident is not like a car accident. The damage done and injuries sustained are much more severe and death is more likely. Federal rules and regulations govern the trucking industry, making cases more complicated than typical auto accident cases. Case preparation requires knowledge of the specialized technology used by semi trucks, a deep understanding of motor carrier law and industry practices as well as the unique insurance features of the trucking industry.        Continue Reading

Why is there an increase in trucking accidents?

Why has the number of trucking accidents risen so steeply in the past few years? Is it coincidence or are there identifiable factors contributing to the problem? At Badgley Law Group, we know the trucking industry inside and out, and we have answers.  

  1. Many trucking companies put profits first, sacrificing public safety and even their own drivers’ wellbeing.
  2. The trucking industry has a powerful lobby that has successfully influenced Congress to loosen regulations.
  3. Working hour limits, rest period standards, size and weight limits, and safety standards have all been compromised as a result.

Orlando personal injury attorney Jeff Badgley once represented some of our nation’s biggest trucking companies, and he observed the industry’s problems first-hand. Now, an expose published in the Huffington Post has revealed these behind-the-scenes issues that put lives at stake.        Continue Reading

Truck Accidents and Drowsy Driving

One of the scariest moments you face as a driver is that millisecond you feel yourself start falling asleep while driving. It’s terrifying. Your sleepiness could be the result of sleep deprivation, which is getting less than 6 hours of sleep at night.

Did You Know: Being awake for 18 hours affects your cognition the same as having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%, which is legally drunk?

Another terrifying moment Florida drivers can face is being being in a truck accident with a commercial vehicle because its driver is too drowsy to drive. Loaded semi trucks can weigh upwards of 80 tons, and their impact is enormous, causing extensive damage to regular cars and trucks.         Continue Reading