MIAMI TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER SHARES INSIGHT ON HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS INVOLVING TRUCKS
A highway trucking accident can happen anytime a truck takes to a highway, avenue, or Miami street. In Florida, the Miami trucking accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm, understand that trucks are regularly involved in highway accidents given their characteristics, and many times, the adverse weather conditions which truck drivers must face. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, negligence and human error are the number one causes of trucking accidents. Other common trucking accidents can be caused by poor vehicle maintenance on behalf of truck owners. Poor vehicle maintenance that leads to a truck accident can include the condition of a trucks tires, which can range from 6 to 18, faulty brakes, and poorly secured loads that may make their way onto roadways, for example in a rollover accidents. When an 18-wheeler takes to a highway for an extended period of time, and after having covered thousands of miles, one its tires can blow-out and cause an accident. Thus, if you’ve ever had to pass a truck on the highway and feared that one of its tires might blow-out, your fear is justifiable. In the picture accompanying this text, the driver was overtaking a truck loaded with wooden planks on a two-lane highway in good weather. Overtaking an 18-wheel truck carrying such a load can frighten even the most experienced drivers, as the fear that the load may shift, become unfastened, or a tire might blow-out and lead to the truck losing control or parts of the tire coming into contact with your windshield. Normally, truck drivers hauling heavy loads do not speed but may cause an accident due to other factors such as: drowsiness, careless driving, or sudden maneuvers needed to avoid a collision. When a truck needs to brake suddenly, change lanes or swerve, other motorists may not react accordingly and experience a collision. An accident involving a truck, most often end in tragedy or devastating damages.
Steps to take when passing a truck on the highway: