A collision with a truck, tractor-trailer or other large vehicle can have devastating outcomes for everyone involved. If you were involved in a truck accident, you need to consult a trusted Miami truck accident attorney immediately. We understand the difficulties you face following a truck accident, and you can trust that we will do everything in our power to resolve your case as quickly and efficiently as possible.
A Miami man was recently killed when the box truck he was traveling in as a passenger rear-ended a tractor-trailer on I-75 in Marion County. The driver of the box truck was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition. The accident, which took place in the early afternoon, caused the highway to be shut down for hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the semi truck was in the middle lane and had to slow down. However, the box truck failed to slow down and slammed into the back of the semi’s empty trailer, damaging the vehicle’s doors and crushing the front of the box truck.
All drivers on the road have a duty to drive in a safe manner. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Common causes of truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving;
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
- Improper lane change;
- Following too closely;
- Aggressive driving;
- Unsecured cargo; and/or
- Adverse weather conditions.