Category: Truck Accidents
Anyone who travels on Florida highways or other roadways throughout the country knows of the dangers associated with day-to-day driving. Unfortunately, those dangers are particularly heightened when drivers of smaller automobiles are required to share the road with huge commercial vehicles, like tractor-trailers.
Safety advocates have urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require crash avoidance technology on all new trucks and buses weighing 10 thousand pounds or more GVW (gross vehicle weight).
All types of vehicles travel on Florida roadways on a daily basis. Unfortunately, given the number of people who travel area highways, accidents are highly likely to occur. While accidents between two automobiles can certainly have serious consequences, Ft. Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey knows that accidents involving automobiles and big rigs can be especially dangerous — even deadly.
NBC-2 News reported September 4, 2014 that the Florida Highway Patrol is cracking down on overweight dump trucks which weigh more than the legal limit. Florida law does regulate both the size and the weight of each truck and its load.
Driver and passenger safety is always of utmost importance. Every day Interstate 75 which runs north/south through Southwest Florida, carries a lot of traffic. This traffic often includes, fast moving, semi-trucks.
The recent accident involving a Wal-Mart trucker and several motor vehicles, including one that was carrying comedian Tracy Morgan, has once again placed commercial truck drivers in the public eye. Some commercial drivers only drive locally and are not expected to leave their immediate areas for days at a time. However, there are many truckers who drive long distances and travel across the country making deliveries. Such drivers are often referred to as "long-haul" drivers; but, as Fort Myers...
Trucks and buses are very important parts of the U.S. transportation system. They regularly travel throughout the state of Florida and they play a huge role in getting goods and/or people to and from their destinations. Unfortunately, accidents that involve tractor trailers and buses are all too common, and when those collisions occur with smaller automobiles, the results can be catastrophic.
When traveling along Florida roadways and highways, it is not uncommon to see an accident that involves a motor vehicle and a tractor trailer. Unfortunately, Fort Myers personal injury lawyer Randall Spivey is well aware of the fact that truck accidents cause thousands of deaths and even more injuries on a yearly basis. Accidents that take place between smaller passenger vehicles and trucks can be extremely devastating, primarily because of the sheer size of the truck.
Researchers with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have done many surveys and data analyses to determine the most common causes of truck accidents that occur not only in Florida, but all throughout the U.S. Whatever the reason for the accident, most Fort Myers personal injury attorneys will tell you that being involved in an accident with a large commercial vehicle can be life altering. Personal injury attorney Randall Spivey is well aware that truckers and their companies...
In addition to the possibility of multiple parties being involved, truck accidents may be a combination of negligence, product liability and/or wrongful death. This is why it is extremely important to work with an attorney with extensive experience in this complex area. We handle such matters.