People driving in Florida need to share the road with many other drivers. That is why there are so many different traffic laws to help ensure that everyone is safe on the roads. These laws and rules are not followed by all drivers though. As a result, car accidents occur. However, there are many different types and sizes of vehicles on the roads. Some of these vehicles are more dangerous than others.
Given the size of tractor-trailer trucks, they can be much more dangerous to other drivers on the road. When they are involved in truck accidents, it is usually the other drivers and vehicles that suffer the worst damages and injuries. That is why it is especially important for trucks to obey all traffic laws and pay attention to the road at all times.
However, truck drivers are human and have significant demands on them to make timely shipments. This can lead to mistakes and they can cause truck accidents. The truck driver and their company could be liable for the injuries and damage incurred by others in the truck accident, but in order to receive the compensation, the truck driver must be at fault for the accident.
Driving conduct information stored in black boxes
Proving the truck driver is at fault for the accident can be easy in some situations, but in others, it can be more difficult. However, large trucks now have black boxes in them. This is basically a computer that records the actions of the truck.
Reviewing the data contained in the black box can show important information. This includes how fast the truck was going right before impact and also whether the speed may have been excessive for the road conditions; when the brakes were used; whether the driver violated the hours of service laws and other important information regarding the actions of the driver.
When truck drivers are at fault for truck accidents in Florida, they may need to compensate the victims for the damages they suffer. These damages can include significant injuries that require extensive medical treatment. It can also prevent them from working, causing them to lose income. All of these damages could be paid for by the truck driver. It is important that the person who is not at fault is compensated properly. An experienced attorney can offer valuable guidance.