The tractor-trailers that drive down I-95 weigh more than 80,000 pounds; an average-sized car weighs about 3,000 pounds. When an 80,000 pound truck crashes into a 3,000 pound car, the results can be disastrous. Florida truck accident victims often suffer serious injury, which could include brain injury, crushed bones, and spinal cord damage.
The government recognizes the danger that big rigs pose to the average driver, so truck drivers must abide by both state and federal regulations that are designed to protect the public. These laws regulate training, truck maintenance, and even the amount of sleep a driver must receive.
West Palm Beach truck accident lawyers know that many trucking companies are more focused on profits than on safety. These companies take short-cuts on vehicle maintenance or on driver training. They may require a driver to travel more miles than is possible in the hours that he is allowed to work. Here are the most common causes of Florida trucking accidents:
- Faulty truck brakes
- Faulty truck tires
- Poor truck maintenance
- Improper loading
- Unfamiliarity with the highway
- Drug use
- Driver inexperience
- Driver fatigue
- Illegal maneuvers
- Aggressive driving
West Palm Beach truck accident lawyer David Glatthorn has the experience to take on big trucking companies. If the trucking company or truck driver is at fault for your Florida truck accident injury, David Glatthorn will fight to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more, download David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim or contact David Glatthorn at 888-340-2620.