Pick up truck accidents, like other accidents, can have serious and long-term consequences for everyone involved. If you or someone close to you was injured in an accident involving a pick up truck, our seasoned Miami injury attorneys can help. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we are well-versed in investigating truck accidents, collecting evidence, and building a strong case to try to hold the negligent party accountable for the harm that they caused. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns at every step of the way.
A pick up truck is a light duty truck having an enclosed cab and an open body with low sides and tailgates. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pick up truck occupant fatalities in the United States increased by 200 in 2015, a 4.7 percent increase from the prior year. The NHTSA also reports that in 2015, there were 1,900 alcohol-impaired drivers in fatal crashes involving pick up trucks. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving;
- Drug or alcohol intoxication;
- Poorly maintained brakes;
- Running off the road; or
- Drowsy driving.