Common Causes of Semi Accidents in Florida

Posted By Boohoff Law, P.A. || 17-Sep-2013

Any type of motor vehicle-related accident is capable of causing serious injuries and fatalities. Some of the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents are truck accidents, particularly those involving semis. It is not uncommon for semi trucks to be carrying massive loads that can cause the semi to weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. Compared to the average car, which weighs a mere 3,000+ pounds, these types of trucks are extremely heavy and easily capable of crushing another vehicle upon impact. With so much weight it can also prove difficult, if not impossible, for semi drivers to maneuver and stop their vehicles quickly should it be necessary, adding to the risks to other drivers. Some of the most common causes of semi accidents in Florida are:

  • Truck driver errors
  • Driver distraction
  • Driver fatigue
  • Lack of proper vehicle maintenance
  • Inadequately secured cargo and materials
  • Incorrectly loaded trailer
  • Dangerous cargo
  • Poor or unsafe weather conditions
  • Improperly constructed or maintained highways and roadways
  • Obstructions
  • Driving too close
  • Speeding
  • Untrained or under-trained drivers
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Failure to yield to a semi drivers' right of way

Any of the above situations are extremely dangerous, particularly when high profile vehicles like semis are involved. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, or you have a loved one who has sustained fatal injuries, we urge you contact a Brandon personal injury lawyer at Boohoff Law, P.A. as soon as possible. Pursing compensation after a semi accident will require the assistance of an attorney that has experience in dealing with commercial insurance companies. In a semi accident it is likely that there is more than one party that could be held liable for the damages in your case. Our firm is known for our in-depth investigations into difficult injury cases, our aggressive pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients and our commitment to doing everything possible to see that our clients recover the maximum compensation for their case. Contact us immediately for more information.