Naples Big Rig Accident Lawyer
Reckless driving is an everyday occurrence on Florida’s roads. Indeed, many of us can admit to occasionally speeding or running a red light. But when you are dealing with a commercial big rig, such recklessness can lead to an overturned tractor trailer and a deadly multi-car pileup on the highway.
That said, commercial trucking accidents can occur for a multitude of reasons. And if you are one of the people who have been injured, you understandably demand answers. A qualified Naples big rig accident lawyer can help. At Cardinal Law, P.A., we represent accident victims and their families in seeking compensation from negligent big rig drivers, trucking companies, and any other party whose actions contributed to a preventable crash.
Looking at All Possible Causes of a Big Rig Accident
You may not know this, but all big rig drivers have to strictly follow certain federal trucking regulations when operating their vehicles. A key reason for these rules is to prevent driver fatigue. Truckers were long hours and often spend weeks on the road at a given time. For this reason, the government limits their total “hours of service” and requires certain periodic meal and rest breaks.
Drivers who ignore these rules and try to “push through” to meet a delivery deadline are among the most likely to cause a big rig accident. We all know what can happen when you get drowsy or tired behind the wheel of a car. Now imagine you are tired while operating a fully loaded 80,000-pound big rig.
Even when fatigue is not the problem, big rig drivers are still prone to the same sorts of reckless behaviors as any other motorist, such as failing to follow traffic signals, not allowing enough distance for proper braking, or executing an improper lane change. Again, these everyday infractions are magnified when dealing with a vehicle of the size and weight as a commercial semi truck.
It is also important to note that big rig accidents are not always–or exclusively–the result of driver fatigue or error. Many trucking companies do not adhere to proper maintenance and repair schedules, which can lead a key system on a big rig (like the brakes) to fail the driver at a critical moment. The companies that hire big rigs to transport their goods may also fail to properly load or secure the cargo, which can create serious problems for the driver once they are on the open highway.
So when it comes to a big rig accident, it is crucial that you work with an lawyer who can investigate all of the parties whose actions may have contributed to your injuries.
Contact Cardinal Law Today
A big rig accident often leaves victims with thousands of dollars in medical bills, lost income, and other losses. Through a personal injury claim you can seek compensation for these losses. A Naples big rig accident lawyer can help ensure that claim is successful. Contact Cardinal Law, P.A., today to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our personal injury team.