Large truck accidents and accidents involving commercial trucks and semis are on the rise in Florida. In a single year there were 4,300 large truck accidents in Florida alone, with 32,000 in the nation overall. This is an increase of about 3 percent, but in one year that is a significant difference.
Truck accidents are becoming more common for a number of reasons. The most common causes of truck accidents are fatigue, alcohol impairment, and speed according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. While these causes are primarily the fault of the driver, the company that they drive for may also be contributing to the accident by placing unreasonable demands on the driver.[Read more…]