Large trucks can be a serious threat when on the road. The severity of both their size and weight are problematic when something goes wrong, and they can cause irreparable damage to smaller vehicles. Broward County trucking accidents can be a problem, and there are three basic things that cause them:
The first is driver fatigue. We’ve all heard similar stories: a driver of a truck has been overworked, begins to lose consciousness while driving, and winds up causing a major accident. Driver fatigue is a true problem, and one that can be hard to spot while driving near a large truck. Still, it is the biggest cause of accidents on the road that involve commercial vehicles.
Another problem that causes Broward County trucking accidents is improper truck maintenance. When a rush-job is done on a powerful vehicle, it can be easy for life-threatening accidents to occur. This lack of attention can be costly to all involved.
Finally, a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be a frightening menace on the road. While we all know it is illegal to drive any vehicle while under the influence, there are still some that pay this no heed and get behind the wheel of a giant truck. This irresponsible behavior has led to the deaths of thousands of people throughout America every year, often in ways that could have been avoided if the driver was sober.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a large truck then please contact us at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld. There can be a lot of red tape to cut through when dealing with accidents of these variety, and we know the right ways to get the evidence we need to help you and your claim.
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