What Causes Truck Accidents?

A truck accident can cause more severe accidents than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Because of their massive size, a collision with a big rig can result in a catastrophic accident. This could lead to serious injuries or even death.

If you or a loved one was involved in an 18-wheeler accident, it is important to speak with a lawyer. At Busciglio & Sheridan Law Group, we represent those injured by semi trucks on Florida highways. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who are willing to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies to represent your interests.

Common Causes Of Truck Accidents

The best way to avoid falling victim to an accident with a large truck is to recognize the factors that can lead to these events occurring:

  • Driver fatigue: Truck drivers are often asked to work long hours and complete rigorous delivery schedules. This, coupled with the stress of the job, can cause fatigue to affect a truck driver's ability to drive. This creates an unsafe situation for all drivers on the road.
  • Driving in a blind spot: The areas beside and directly behind a commercial truck are commonly referred to as "no-zones." This means the truck driver has limited or no visibility in those areas. A good rule of thumb is if you cannot see the truck's side mirrors, the truck driver likely cannot see your car.
  • Mechanical issues: Some truck accidents are the result of a mechanical problem with the semi. Brake problems or bad tires could quickly lead to an accident. Giving trucks plenty of space will provide better security in the event they experience any mechanical complications.

Skilled Representation For Those Suffering After Trucking Accidents

To discuss your case with our experienced attorneys, contact our Tampa law firm by calling 813-302-1265. You may also send us an email.