Our Attorneys Represent Persons Injured by Trucks
Accidents caused by negligent truck drivers tend to cause far more damage than car or motorcycle accidents because of the relative size and mass of trucks. Even at low speeds, accidents involving trucks are likely to cause serious injury, death, and property damage. Florida and the federal government have strict training requirements for truck driving licenses; unfortunately, this extra training is not always sufficient to prevent accidents.
Common Causes of Truck Accidents
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue and distraction
- Brake failure or misuse
- Overloaded trucks or trailers
- Maintenance negligence
Truck drivers are under enormous pressure from their employers to drive for as long and as far as possible. Even though there are guidelines limiting the number of hours that a truck driver can operate his or her vehicle every day, many truckers ignore the rules in order to get their cargo to its destination faster. Fatigue is, therefore, the most common cause of truck accidents in the United States. When combined with the size of the vehicle and the need for precise maneuvering, disastrous car accidents are often the result.
Liability in Trucking Accidents
Liability in an accident involving a big-rig can be very difficult to assess. The attorneys of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, work closely with experts in accident reconstruction, truck engineering, and mechanics to help recreate the specifics of the collision. We are proud to help maintain the rights of individual victims against large trucking companies. You should not have to suffer due to the negligence of others.
Free Consultation with an Experienced Florida Truck Accident Lawyer
The only way to find out if you can establish a claim against a third party in your trucking accident case is to contact a qualified lawyer. The attorneys of Massey & Duffy, PLLC, have extensive knowledge about laws governing trucking accidents in Gainesville, Ocala, and throughout Florida. We can start the process of evaluating your claim during a free consultation. Contact Massey & Duffy, PLLC, today to schedule a confidential meeting with one of our lawyers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Trucking Accidents
What are some common causes of truck accidents?
Driver fatigue and distraction, speeding, DUI/DWI, brake failure or misuse, overloaded trucks or trailers, and maintenance negligence.
What is the most common cause of truck accidents?
Fatigue is, therefore, the most common cause of truck accidents in the United States.
Why do truck accidents tend to cause more damage and recovery for you?
Accidents caused by negligent truck drivers tend to cause far more damage than car or motorcycle accidents because of the relative size and mass of trucks. Even at low speeds, accidents involving trucks are likely to cause serious injury, death, and property damage.