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    Truck Accidents

    Truck drivers play an important role in the US. Most drivers are qualified, follow the rules, and get enough rest. Unfortunately, some truck drivers and businesses disregard or violate trucking rules. They prioritize profitability and comfort over the safety and well-being of other drivers while neglecting truck accident law. The consequences for the victim and his or her family might be disastrous.

    If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact Anthony-Smith Law for free law firm consulting services. Call us at 407-299-8589 or 866-520-4LAW toll-free.

    Truck drivers must exercise reasonable caution when operating tractor-trailers. However, there are significant differences between a truck collision and a car accident. The most obvious disparity between truck and car accidents is that trucking accident injuries are typically significantly more severe. The sheer size of a semi-truck accident increases the likelihood of the victim suffering life-changing injuries.

    Trucking businesses and drivers are subject to more stringent regulations than regular drivers. Trucking businesses and drivers must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in addition to normal traffic restrictions. These guidelines are intended to control the trucking industry in order to keep the public safe.

    Because the nature of their business is risky, trucking businesses are obliged by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to maintain high levels of liability insurance coverage. Most accident victims or truck drivers have no clue how much a Florida semi-truck accident claim may be worth, and they are astonished to learn that the stakes are so high—constantly in the hundreds of thousands and sometimes in the millions.

    There are several reasons why a truck collision occurs. A truck driver, for example, must pay strict attention to the upkeep of their truck and limit the number of hours they travel in a day. Among the most prevalent reasons for truck accidents are:

    • The driver lacks the necessary experience and training.
    • The truck was too large.
    • The truck was overburdened.
    • The truck’s brakes were not properly maintained.
    • Poor vision was caused by weather conditions such as rain, snow, or fog.
    • Reflectors, safety lights, and warning devices were not functioning properly.
    • The driver felt tired or drowsy as a result of driving for too long without stopping.
    • Driving style that is aggressive
    • Poor road conditions
    • Failure to yield to oncoming traffic on the highway
    • Rushing
    • The driver had been drinking or using drugs.

    If you have been involved in a truck accident, contact Anthony-Smith Law in Orlando, Florida, for a free legal consultation. There are time-sensitive pieces of information that are critical to your claim, so contact our truck accident law firm right once. Call us at 407-299-8589 or 866-520-4LAW toll-free.