“I need to get around this truck.”
How many times have you or someone you have ridden with uttered those words when driving around a large commercial truck? You know the ones we are talking about – eighteen-wheeler style trucks. These large vehicles can be nerve-wracking on the roadways. Thankfully, most of the time they are safe to be around. Unfortunately, there are times when the truck driver or company cause major accidents.
If you need a Hallandale Beach truck accident attorney, you can turn to Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates for help. They will work to secure compensation to cover all of your accident-related expenses so you can focus on healing and being with family.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a great fact sheet that shows the dangers posed by large trucks. For the latest reporting year, we can see that there were more fatalities than people realize on US highways due to truck crashes:
There has been a recent increase in truck crash fatalities that can be seen when looking at the multi-year trends. If we dive in and look at the statistics from Florida, we see that there were dozens of fatalities from large truck crashes. There were also 126 incapacitating injuries and 371 non-incapacitating injuries. While crashes with these vehicles are not as common as regular passenger vehicle crashes, when they happen, the results are often devastating.
We know that trucks often crash due to driver error or truck failure. When it comes to truck failure, we are talking about a problem with one or more of the following systems:
It is important that truck companies regularly inspect and maintain their vehicles to ensure they are safe each time they hit the roadway. Failure to do so can lead to major accidents.
When it comes to drivers, they have a huge responsibility. Even after obtaining their commercial driver’s license, they much ensure they operate responsibly each time they hit the roadway. This includes never driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and never being distracted by their phones or other devices.
Commercial trucks weigh tens of thousands of pounds. When they get into an accident with regular passenger vehicles, there are likely to be catastrophic injuries. If a truck is carrying hazardous materials at the time of an accident, the devastation can be felt well beyond the scene of the crash.
The aftermath of a truck accident can be incredibly confusing. One of the hardest things to deal with will be the insurance companies, especially if the crash was caused because of someone else’s negligence. Vladimir Tsirkin & Associates will work to ensure that you are treated fairly. It is vital that you receive compensation for the following: