With multiple shipping ports and several major interstates throughout the state, Florida gets a significant amount of commercial vehicle traffic, such as semi-trucks, big-rigs, and tractor-trailers. With this particularly large volume traffic comes the probability of severe semi truck accidents and crashes. Each year, accidents have been the cause of many injuries and deaths in Florida. At FL Injury Group, we understand what it requires to recuperate substantial compensation for truckers and trucking firms when carelessness or neglect result in significant damage.
A tractor trailer can weigh up to 40 tons, while a semi-truck weighs around 15 tons before any freight is added. When a car hits something with that much weight, while traveling at freeway speeds, the outcomes are often devastating. Along with the impactful force of a big-rig, the weight and measurement influence the stopping distance, reaction-time and handling. Additionally, the shape and the size of the truck creates blind spots all around the truck. In addition, normal sized vehicle have trouble seeing the road conditions ahead because they can’t see around the truck. Due to these conditions, drivers must take extra care to prevent a crash.
A tractor trailer can weigh up to 40 tons, while a semi-truck weighs around 15 Semi-trucks should be routinely examined between each trips to make certain there are no underlying conditions that could cause an accident. Trucking accidents tend to be related to mechanical problems, such as:
- Moving and unbalanced loads
- Overloaded vehicles
- Out-of-adjustment wheels
- Poor or missing brake parts
- Used or tires
Trucking companies and truckers possess a responsibility to maintain these preserved vehicles in prime driving condition.
Most truck accidents can be traced to the driver’s actions. Truck drivers get paid by the mile, so their salary depends on how quickly they get to their destination. Despite regulations that control just how long truckers might be driving, it’s not uncommon for drivers to push themselves beyond these limits. Some examples of dangers caused by truck drivers:
- Driving Aggressively
At FL Injury Group, we thoroughly examine every aspect of a semi-truck accident to build the strongest case possible. This involves researching driver’s records, maintenance logs, and other details to check if the driver and trucking company were in compliance with federal regulations. We are committed to holding truck drivers and their companies responsible for any neglect or misconduct. If you have been critically injured or lost a family member in a car or truck accident, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We can lay out your options and discuss what needs to be done to obtain the compensation you deserve.