Fort Lauderdale Preventing Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tens of thousands of people suffer serious injuries in accidents involving large commercial tractor trailers on an annual basis. Truck accidents have the ability to cause life-threatening injuries that can often result in fatalities. Even if they survive, many truck accident victims are left with lifelong disabilities and impairments that can affect nearly every aspect of their lives.
Because of the severity of the injuries that commonly result from truck accidents, it is important to prevent these crashes whenever possible. Every time you are on a highway, you have the chance of encountering a commercial truck and you should always take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents.
In the event you are the victim of a truck accident and are dealing with serious injuries, you should call a Fort Lauderdale truck accident attorney at Boone & Davis for help as soon as possible.
Safety Tips Around Tractor Trailers
In an ideal world, every truck driver would always obey the law, comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), and take all necessary measures to keep other motorists safe. However, commercial drivers are human just like everyone else and they can be negligent while they are driving in a manner that leads to accidents. This means that other drivers should always be vigilant.
The following are only some of many safety tips to follow while you are driving around large semi trucks:
Allow extra space between your car and the truck, especially if it is raining, dark, or on a highway with a high speed limit;
Give trucks plenty of room to change lanes;
Before you change lanes, always check to see if a truck has its turn signal on;
Avoid driving in a truck’s extensive blind spots, which include directly behind or alongside of the truck – these blind spots are called “no-zones” for a reason;
Be aware that trucks control and react differently than cars and expect them to turn and make other maneuvers differently.
In addition to the above tips, you should always know the common causes of truck accidents such as fatigued driving, aggressive driving, and impaired driving. If you see a truck driver operating a tractor trailer in an erratic or otherwise dangerous manner, steer as clear as possible from the truck. In addition, you may want to report the dangerous behavior to the authorities and/or to the phone number listed on the back of the truck.
Call a Fort Lauderdale Preventing Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation Today
At the law firm of Boone & Davis, our Fort Lauderdale preventing tractor trailer accident attorney want you to always arrive at your destination safely and free from harm. However, we have also seen firsthand that truck crashes can happen when you least expect it – no matter how careful you have been. In this situation, we are prepared to fully fight for your rights to financial recovery for your medical care, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and more. In the unfortunate event that you have been injured, please call our office today at 954-566-9919 to discuss your case.