Commercial truck drivers face tougher laws than any other motorist because they are in control of large and very heavy vehicles weighing up to 100,000 lbs, that’s 50 tons! When commercial trucks are involved in an accident, the injuries sustained can be much more severe, and are often deadly.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that 4,678 people died in collisions with large trucks in 2018. Fatalities involving large trucks increased for the fourth consecutive year, the NHTSA said. And pedestrians killed in crashes involving large trucks increased by 13 percent last year.
Causes of Truck, Tractor Trailer and Semi-Trailer Truck Accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Poor/faulty maintenance
- Distracted driving
- Technical malfunction
- Brake failure or out of service brakes
- Tire blowouts
- Override accidents
- Runaway trailers
- Overloaded trailers
- Driver error
- Violation of the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
If you are a commercial truck driver in Florida, you must know the load limits, safety rules and permits required by the State of Florida.
At Cutler Rader, we are dedicated to helping the victims of truck accidents recover substantial amounts of money to help them get their lives back on track or to help compensate for the loss of a loved one. We recommend you pursue a claim soon after your truck wreck as there are certain time limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
Contact our experienced truck accident attorneys at (954) 913-CASE (2273) for a complimentary consultation.