Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other large trucks are a formidable presence on Florida’s roadways. At times, it may seem that they merge into traffic or change lanes without regard for other vehicles. They are more likely to be affected by heavy winds and other adverse weather, or poor road conditions. If they are improperly maintained, loaded, or driven, they have the potential to cause deadly collisions.
Spohrer Dodd is here to help if you were injured or lost someone you love in a truck accident in Florida. From our offices in Jacksonville, we serve the entire state and also take on trucking accident claims across the country. Our truck accident attorneys understand that your future may seem bleak. We know we cannot go back and prevent your injury or loss, but we can hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation that can help you start to rebuild your life.
For a free review of your case, call (904) 637-7721 or contact us online. We can offer an honest, compassionate assessment of this important matter.
What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?
One of the most important parts of handling a truck accident claim is determining its cause. This will help our lawyers determine who should be held legally responsible for your injuries or loss. We work with talented investigators, accident reconstruction specialists, and other experts to accurately assign cause for semi-truck accidents.
Some of the potential causes of semi-truck and tractor-trailer accidents include:
- Fatigued truck operators
- Unbalanced or improperly secured truck loads
- Overloaded trucks
- Improperly maintained brakes, suspension systems, or other truck parts
- Defective commercial trucks and their parts
- Dangerous or poorly maintained roadways
- Drunk or drugged truck drivers
- Unsafe lane changes or merges into traffic
- Failure to check blind spots
Contact a Jacksonville semi-truck accident lawyer at Spohrer Dodd today to learn more about what may have caused your accident and how you can seek justice.