Sarasota Truck Accident Lawyer
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Trucks have a lot more force than regular automobiles, and a negligent
driver or poor road conditions can result in a tragic accident. Oftentimes,
truck accidents involve passenger cars, and it is the driver of the car
who ends up getting hurt.
If you or a loved one was involved in a trucking collision, then you could
be owed financial compensation for your losses and injuries.
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- Years of legal experience on your side
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Types of Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have tight deadlines to hit, and they often work long hours.
In some cases, they deliver dangerous cargo such as toxic chemicals. Driver
fatigue, driver intoxication, distracted driving, vehicle defects, road
hazards, weather, and failure to inspect the vehicle are all common causes
of truck accidents in Sarasota County and surrounding areas.
Claims Injury Lawyer Maria Gerber Represents:
Rollover accidents: Trucks can overturn, especially when harsh winds catch the top of the
semi-truck trailer and bring it to the side.
Jackknife accidents: Trucks jackknife when the trailer moves to the side rather than following
the lead of the cabin. Jackknife accidents can often cause serious car pileups.
Head-on collisions: Large trucks often have to take two-lane roads to get to their destinations.
When individuals try to pass on the highway, it can lead to head-on collisions.
Other times, the driver will drift into the other lane, causing the crash.
Rear-end collisions: It takes more effort for a truck driver to stop his or her vehicle. If
the trucker is not paying attention and applying the brakes appropriately,
there is chance that he or she will be injured in a collision.
Sideswipe accidents: Truckers have large blind spots in their vehicles, and oftentimes if
they don't take the effort to check before safely making a lane change,
they can sideswipe a smaller vehicle. Because these individuals are normally
travelling at fast speeds, sideswipe accidents can cause significant damage.