Causes of Florida Trucking Accidents
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Common causes of accidents involving large trucks include overloading the trucks, mechanical defects, poorly trained and supervised drivers, drivers who are not properly rested, improperly maintained trucks, and many other causes.
We have all seen the large numbers of semi trucks and tractor trailers on the road. These large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can even reach lengths of 75 feet. Because they are so large and heavy, Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and tractor trailers often result in serious bodily injury and death. The experienced Orlando truck accident attorneys at The Trial Professionals P.A. have represented families of loved ones killed in fatal truck accidents. We are prepared to help victims and their families pursue serious bodily injury and wrongful death claims arising from automobile accidents involving semi trucks, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers.
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Leading Causes of Serious Trucking Accidents
Given the large number of semi trucks, 18-wheelers, and tractor trailers on Florida’s roads, there are special state and federal laws that apply specifically to large trucks. These trucks are required to maintain detailed maintenance logs documenting regular inspections, times of departure and arrival, load type, capacity and weight, and other items. The combination of strict delivery deadlines, tired drivers, and often overloaded trucks contribute numerous accidents.
We are prepared to immediately investigate these and other potential causes, including but not limited to the following:
- Aggressive driving
- Driver fatigue
- Unrealistic schedules
- Over loading
- Inadequate maintenance
- Tire blowouts
- Defective roadways
Who Is at Fault for the Accident?
Trucking companies are also responsible for properly screening and hiring drivers, training them, and supervising their actions. While trucking companies often try to escape and/or limit their liability for accidents by entering into “independent contractor” agreements with the drivers, we are prepared to fight these superficial efforts.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a large truck, 18-wheeler, semi-truck, or tractor trailer accident, please contact our experienced and aggressive Orlandotruck accident lawyer at (855) 375-9959.