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3 common causes of trucking crashes

Florida drivers share the roads with commercial trucks every day. More often than not, there is little or no interaction between these parties. However, when there is an interaction in the form of a crash, it can have violent and catastrophic and repercussions.

After a trucking crash, the first priority is for injured victims to get medical help right away, as their injuries are very likely life threatening. Afterward, it will be important to examine the accident to determine who or what is at fault.

Generally speaking, there are three different factors that commonly cause or contribute to a truck accident.

  1. Unsafe motorists: Car drivers can make mistakes like driving in a truck's blind spot, following the truck too closely or cutting the truck off.
  2. Unsafe truckers: Truckers who are drowsy, drunk or distracted can miss critical cues on the road that lead to serious accidents. They might also be unlicensed, untrained or medically unfit to be operating a commercial vehicle.
  3. Unsafe trucks: Closely inspecting and performing routine maintenance on commercial trucks is essential in ensuring they are safe to be on the road. If an unsafe truck is on the road, it could break down or malfunction in the blink of an eye.

Depending on what caused an accident, whether it was a car driver, a trucker or the party responsible for maintaining a truck, there may be grounds for injured victims to file a legal claim.

Establishing liability can be complicated, especially when trucks are involved because there could be multiple parties who could be held liable, including the trucker, the truck owner and the trucker's employer. Because of this, it is crucial for victims and their families to consult an attorney familiar with investigating, filing and litigating truck accident claims in Florida.

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