Florida is a long trek for truck drivers. In fact, truck drivers travel long distances across the country, often without stopping, in order to meet strict deadlines for shipments and orders. Truckers often operate under tight schedules, complicated equipment, and heavy cargo loads. Although necessary, these factors can all contribute to serious accidents if not handled properly.
Truck Accidents in Florida: Statistics and Facts
According to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), commercial trucks accounted for approximately 10.3% of highway vehicle-miles traveled.
Additionally, 4,998 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes in 2020. The DOT determined that fatigue, alcohol use, and speeding are the top three causes of truck accidents. However, other causes that result in truck accidents include the following:
- Lack of proper truck maintenance
- Sleep deprivation
- Traffic flow interruption
- Prescription drug use
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
- Inattention or distraction
- Other vehicle drivers
Though most truckers try to do the best job, deadly accidents still happen.
Determining liability in a truck accident case often comes with additional challenges. The truck driver is only one factor. The loading company, the trucking company, product manufacturers, and repair staff are all factors to consider when a truck accident occurs.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer Coral Springs
The Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A. has been handling truck accident cases for years. Truck accident cases often involve more severe injuries and deaths than other types of vehicle accidents, resulting in millions of dollars in damages and large jury verdicts. If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt or killed in a truck accident, then we will fight to ensure you obtain the medical treatment and financial compensation you deserve.
Call us now at (954) 833-1440 and speak with a qualified truck accident lawyer in Coral Springs about your case.
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