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Medical Transportation Liability

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Emergency Transportation Accidents According to reports, about 3.6 million adults miss or delay medical care due to issues with transportation. Not being able to safely get to and from medical appointments is a critical barrier for many elderly and disabled individuals. To combat this, businesses and insurers began to offer non-emergency medical transportation services…. Read More

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Understanding and Preventing Truck Blind Spot Accidents

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Blind spots are inherent in the design of every motor vehicle. Blind spots are areas around the vehicle where the driver’s visibility is inhibited. Most motor vehicles are equipped with rearview or side mirrors and newer models even include backup cameras. These safety measures increase a driver’s visibility and decrease the prevalence of blind… Read More

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Tired Truck Drivers Put Everyone At Risk

By Meldon Law |

Half of all drivers admit to driving while drowsy at least once. For truck drivers who spend hours on the road every working day, that number may increase substantially. Unfortunately, drowsy driving increases accident risk and often increases the severity of accidents. Tired truck drivers put everyone on the road around them at risk… Read More

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Who is Liable if I Am Injured by a Bus Accident?

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We get this question a lot. As with many questions personal injury attorneys field, the answer is: It depends, primarily on the facts of your case. Typically, however, if you have been injured or damaged as a result of a bus accident, there are several parties the experienced team at Meldon Law may look… Read More

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Four Basic Steps to Take Following a Bus Collision

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Every day, countless children and adults ride buses to and from school and work, while others take buses for tours. Although most bus trips are accident-free, sometimes crashes do occur. When bus collisions happen, they’re usually much more severe than just the usual vehicle fender bender. Because buses are significantly larger and have more… Read More

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Truck Accident and Fire in Gainesville

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In early December, a semi-truck carrying packages for the U.S. Postal Service crashed into another large semi-truck near Gainesville in the wee hours of the morning. The mail truck then burst into flames, destroying all of the packages on the truck, many of them probably holiday gifts. However, the packages were only one loss… Read More

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Truck Accidents

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Every commercial truck driver knows the potential for accidents, so wise drivers are well-insured every time they take to the road. Truck accidents are unpredictable—but did you know that some events substantially increase the likelihood of a commercial truck driver getting into an accident? Drivers knowing about these events could mean the difference between… Read More

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Proving That a Truck Driver Was Speeding

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Many truck accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the commercial driver and one of the most common acts of negligence is driving too fast. It’s risky to speed in any type of vehicle, but it is particularly dangerous when you are operating an 80,000 truck full of cargo that is already… Read More

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Electronic Logging Device Trucking Mandate

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Congress is attempting to enact a directive to review the technology behind Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) installed on interstate commercial trucks. Congress is attempting to prevent states from enacting laws that would set meal and rest requirements for interstate truck drivers as well. For many, these Congressional efforts signal a move away from making… Read More

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Safety Tips for Avoiding an Ocala Truck Accident

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Ocala, Florida is a popular tourist destination. This means it also experiences heavy traffic – including large trucks such as eighteen wheelers, tractor trailers, semi trucks and other big rigs. If you have been involved in an Ocala auto accident involving a truck, contact an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible to… Read More

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