Drivers Errors and Negligence in Trucking Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of all motor vehicle accidents, including truck crashes. When the driver of a 18-wheeler isn't paying attention to the road, the results can be catastrophic to the innocent occupants of other vehicles.
Feldman Morgado has secured damages in truck accident cases by demonstrating to the insurance company or a jury that the trucker was breaking the law or otherwise negligent in the events that led up to a crash.
Contact us for a free consultation if your loved one was injured or killed. Our experienced legal team aggressively pursues full damages. We take cases statewide in Florida.
Florida Driver Error Accidents Lawyer
We are familiar with the common factors in trucking accidents that trace back to the driver:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Running a red light, stop sign or yield sign
- Talking or texting on a cell phone
- Fatigue from driving too many hours in a row
- Changing lanes without looking or signaling
- Following too closely
- Pulling out into oncoming traffic
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to inspect the truck and cargo before a trip
Working with accident reconstruction experts, our firm fully investigates the cause of a truck accident. By analyzing skid marks, point of impact on the vehicles, black boxes, log books, maintenance log books, truckers' cell phone records, witness statements and more, we can piece together the cause of the accident to identify all liable parties.
Dangerously Distracted Truckers
In a 2009 study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute that put cameras in the cabs of 18-wheelers, drivers who were texting while driving were 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. On average, truckers involved in crashes or near crashes stopped looking at the road for about five seconds at a time to send or receive text messages — long enough for the tractor-trailer to travel 100 yards at highway speed!
Tampa Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer
Far too often, safe driving habits are ignored as over-the-road truckers try to meet schedules. They drive tired, they speed and they overlook proper truck maintenance. Far too often, the result is permanent injuries or a wrongful death.
Be assured that trial attorney Mitchell Feldman and his team will fight for your rights and turn over every stone to hold the truck driver and trucking company accountable. Call us at 866-578-1607 for a free initial consultation. We can meet clients at offices in Tampa, Ocala, Naples or Miami, or we can travel to you.