According to sources, at least one person died as a result of a crash involving 3 semi trucks in Stuart, Florida. The accident happened on the Turnpike at around 6:00 a.m. on the morning of Friday, January 13, 2023. Apparently, the trucks piled up, crashing into the back of each other, near mile marker 133, south of Becker Road. As a result, one of the drivers was trapped and died at the scene of the trucking accident.
Handling Accidents Involving a Semi Truck, 18-Wheeler or Tractor Trailer in Florida
Commercial vehicles are extremely dangerous to other drivers on the road because of their immense size. Accordingly, there are rules and regulations that truckers are subject to that other drivers are not. Additionally, there are more hoops to jump through when a person seeks to get a commercial driver license (CDL) than if a person wants to get a driver license to drive a car, minivan, or pickup truck.
For example, truckers must take extra steps to avoid distracted driving or driving while fatigued. Hence, truckers often have dash cams so their behavior while driving can be reviewed. Similarly, truckers are supposed to keep track of how long they drive and how many breaks they take to avoid fatigued driving.
These rules and regulations are there for a reason. A trucker’s failure to observe the applicable rules and regulations can result in serious injury or death to other drivers on the roads, including our families and friends.
Common Types of Truck Accidents
Although there are many ways a trucking accident may occur, there are some causes that are particularly common, including the following:
- Improper Lane Change
- Rollover Accidents
- Improper maintenance
- Underride Accidents
- Improper Turns
- Trailer Jack-Knifing
- Tire Issues
- Improperly Secured Cargo
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Contact a Florida Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a Florida trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation. We offer free legal consultations, and we’re happy to help you however we can. You can call us at (321) 352-7588 to set up a free consultation with one of our Florida truck accident lawyers. Also, you can contact us on our website and set your consultation up by email.
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