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    Tampa Trucking Accident Lawyers

    First of all, staying safe on the road is a priority of all drivers. However, large trucks like 18-wheelers, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, or other large commercial vehicles can pose a danger to others on the road. Because getting into a collision with a large truck is vastly different than a car accident. Due to the size difference of the vehicles, serious injuries or fatalities are likely. Thus, you may not know what to do if you or a loved one is a victim of a trucking accident. Our Tampa trucking accident lawyers will help you get the compensation you deserve.

    Leading Causes of Trucking Accidents

    Large trucks like 18-wheelers can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while the average weight of a car is 4,000 pounds. As a result, it makes it easy to see how a trucking accident can lead to serious injuries for the passenger vehicle. In fact, some of the leading causes of trucking accidents include:

    • Driver Error – driving drowsy, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, or reckless driving.
    • Poor Maintenance – driving with worn brake pads or a cracked windshield.
    • Equipment Failure – parts manufacturer neglect during production, truck manufacturer, a trucking company that sold the truck, and the installer/mechanic who made part repairs.
    • Inclement Weather – not adequately trained and prepared to drive in conditions like rain, snow, and ice.
    • Improper Loading of Cargo – not abiding by industry-specific weight, size, length, width, and height limits to a load, as well as special methods of securing cargo while loading cargo.

    Who is Liable?

    Large truck accidents are often difficult and complex relative to other highway accidents. Though, driver negligence may be the number one cause. But, responsibility could fall on parties like the trucking company, truck owners, maintenance technicians, and parts manufacturers. Even though, the trucking industry may seem like they have unlimited resources to fight personal injury claims. At RHINO Lawyers our Tampa trucking accident lawyers have the knowledge and resources to take them head-on!

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    WHAT TO DO AFTER A TRUCKING ACCIDENT

    Finally, you should protect yourself and your rights after a car accident. As a matter of fact, most people don’t know what to do after an accident. So, these tips can help anyone involved in a trucking or car accident.

    • Stop and Get to Safety – In all honesty, you should never leave an accident. Instead, if your vehicle is drivable move it the side of the road out of traffic. Then, check yourself and passengers for injuries. Next, check on the other driver if possible. But, if you have injuries call 911 and don’t move.
    • Call the Police – Always call the police when in an auto accident. They will file an accident report. More importantly, you will need this report when you file your claim.
    • Exchange Information – Even if they do not have insurance, you will need their contact and vehicle details. Furthermore, you should get the contact information from any witnesses.
    • Document the Details – You will need to write down the other driver’s vehicle information, time and location of the accident, and the officer’s name with a badge number. Also, try to document any details that may help when you file your claim.
    • Take Pictures – Additionally, take pictures of the accident scene. Include photos of the damage to each vehicle, the license plate of the other driver, and traffic signs.
    • Seek Medical Attention – Often, injuries are not immediately apparent. So, don’t wait to seek medical attention from your local emergency room or your family physician right away.
    • Contact a Trucking Accident Lawyer – Actually, it is a good idea to consult with an attorney after an accident. Because a trucking accident lawyer can use their knowledge of relevant laws to help protect your rights. As well as, handling all the paperwork and filing deadlines. Thus, allowing you to focus on recovering and getting your life back to normal.

    CONTACT YOUR FLORIDA TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

    Let RHINO Lawyers’ truck accident attorneys start helping you immediately by giving you free advice regarding the facts of your case.

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