Other Than Distracted Driving, Why Are There So Many Truck Crashes On Our Roads?
Every year there are thousands of truck accidents across this nation, and the state of Florida has its fair share. Unfortunately, there are many truck crashes in South Florida that could have been prevented. Sometimes, the truck driver is at fault, and other times the trucking company or another party involved with the maintenance of the truck or loading of the cargo could be at fault.
Some of the common causes of semi accidents include:
- Brake failure
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Poor driver training
- Overloaded trucks
- Unbalanced truck loads
- Unsecured truck load
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Taking curves too fast
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Malfunctioning hitch equipment
- Broken trailer lights
- Tire blowout
- Inclement weather
While most truck crashes are caused due to distracted truck drivers, drowsy truck drivers and impaired truckers also cause their faire share of crashes. Sadly, these truck collisions could have been prevented if truck drivers, trucking companies, and all parties involved followed the rules and did their jobs safely.
With trucks weighing about 30 times more than a passenger vehicle, truck accidents result in serious injuries, even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Broward County truck accident, you should speak with a South Florida accident attorney immediately to find out about your rights.