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Commercial vehicle accidents pose a serious threat to your health

There are countless circumstances in which a motor vehicle accident can occur. Whether from driver negligence to unsafe conditions, each collision has the potential to end in catastrophe. However, when a commercial vehicle is involved, your chances of suffering a severe injury may increase exponentially.

Commercial vehicles, such as a semi, are often much larger and heavier than others, which inherently makes them significantly more dangerous. Although companies require drivers to obtain special licensing and training in the safe operation of these vehicles, unfortunately, accidents continue to occur.

Potential causes of commercial vehicle accidents

Collisions involving larger vehicles are often disastrous, and if you are involved in a similar incident, your health and safety could be at risk. Although there are many reasons in which such an incident an occur, some of the more prevalent causes might include the following:

  • Inattention:  Distraction is an issue among all drivers, and using electronic devices while driving is dangers. However, those who fail to pay attention to the task at hand while operating a commercial vehicle could put the lives of you and everyone around you in danger.
  • Fatigue:  Drivers who transport goods over long distances may be more prone to driver fatigue, and tiredness or drowsiness behind the wheel can be dangerous.
  • Lack of experience:  If the driver of such a vehicle lacks the necessary experience to safely operate such a vehicle, you could end up paying the price.
  • Maintenance:  Commercial vehicles are on the road for long stretches at a time and often require frequent maintenance. If this does not take place, parts of the vehicle, such as brakes, can become unstable or unsafe.
  • Driving conditions:  Weather and road conditions may also create unsafe driving conditions, and with the size and weight of a commercial vehicle, the driver may have more difficulty adjusting accordingly.

Impairment is also a major concern among drivers of larger vehicles, and if an intoxicated truck driver crosses your path, there may be little you can do to avoid collision.

Pursuing compensation for injuries

Perhaps a commercial vehicle hit you, leaving you with serious injuries and extensive medical expenses. You may be in search of some much-needed financial relief following such a stressful and daunting experience, but the process can be somewhat challenging to navigate alone. You could speak with a personal injury attorney for guidance and assistance. An attorney in Florida can thoroughly evaluate the incident, along with your injuries and financial needs, and assist you in pursuing the full amount of compensation you deserve through the necessary outlets.

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