In most accidents that involve a tractor-trailer, the blame lies with the driver of the truck. People tend to blame truck drivers because of assumptions about how little they’ve slept and how distracted they are behind the wheel.
We’ve all heard stories about truck drivers taking drugs to make unreasonable deadlines, but the truth of it is that those cases are few and far between. The majority of truck drivers are responsible, and they can certainly become the victims of negligent drivers.
A recent car accident in Florida shows exactly what happens when a negligent driver causes an accident with a tractor-trailer. First Coast News reports that the driver of a refrigeration truck was merging onto a highway when he hit a Honda.
The truck driver, Stephen Anderson, swerved to avoid another collision and drove off the road. The truck flipped, and police say the driver of the Honda was in the wrong because she veered into Anderson’s lane.
When a truck flips, it is very dangerous for the driver. Paramedics found Anderson in the cab suffering from critical injuries. Police are still investigating and say they may charge the other driver.
Texting Ban Fails to Make a Dent in the Problem
It’s been nine months since the texting ban went into effect in Florida, and The Tampa Bay Times reports that police have only issued 1,800 citations for texting during that period. Without a frame of reference that may seem like a lot; however, during that same time period, police issued 3,056 citations for the obscure infraction “failure to dim lights.” Police say the low number is due to the fact that texting is a secondary offence, meaning they can only issue a citation once they’ve made a stop for another infraction.
People who are injured by texting drivers may not be able to rely on the criminal system to find justice, but we can help. At Wolfson & Leon, LLP in Miami, we’ve been representing victims of negligent driving since 1963. You can count on an accident attorney from our firm to give your case the attention it deserves. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 305-285-1115.
Police May Charge Driver Who Caused Fatal Car Accident
Police say that a cyclist was riding along the shoulder of the road at approximately 6:40 a.m. when a vehicle left its lane and struck him. The man was thrown from his bike and landed in the grassy shoulder. He died at the scene. According to the Suwannee Democrat, the police are planning to charge the driver for the accident.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a negligent driver, we are here to help you seek compensation. An accident attorney from Wolfson & Leon, LLP can help you take stock of your situation and plan your next legal step. To arrange a meeting with a Miami accident lawyer, call us at 305-285-1115.