Orlando Truck Driver Negligence
Many truck accident cases involve negligent or careless acts perpetrated by the truck’s driver. Often, these acts result directly from the use of illegal drugs, prescription medication, or alcohol. More recently, however, distractions such as mobile phones and digital audio devices have contributed to an increase in the number of trucking accidents. Other accidents are caused by drivers who work long shifts beyond legal limits and suffer from lack of sleep. Speeding, tailgating, failing to reduce speed appropriately around turns and on downhill slopes, and other reckless driving also result in serious injuries and fatalities. If any of these factors contribute to a truck accident, the driver may be held liable for damages.
Orlando truck accident attorney, Frank M. Eidson, near Daytona Beach and Kissimmee, has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of past clients. We have brought claims against negligent drivers, trucking companies, contractors, employers, and insurance companies. If you would like to discuss your potential personal injury or wrongful death claim, contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson today.
Truck Driver Negligence
Trucks have certain speed, turning, visibility, and braking characteristics that, when a truck driver is negligent, can be contributing factors in a truck accident. Other causes of serious trucking accidents include:
- Insufficient driver training
- Dangerous or reckless truck driving
- Poorly maintained truck brakes
- Overloaded or oversized trucks
- Poor driving conditions (fog, snow, rain, or smoke)
- Truck defects (defective tires, safety systems, lights, and others)
- Speeding or aggressive driving behavior
- Fatigued, sleepy, or tired driver
- Failure to install an under-ride protection
- Truck drivers driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
During a trucking accident, a truck may jackknife or rollover. If you are involved in an accident, personal injury lawyer Frank M. Eidson can help you recover fair compensation. Serving the Orlando, Daytona Beach and Kissimmee communities, our trucking accident lawyer are dedicated to protecting the rights of Florida victims.
Contact Our Orlando Truck Accident Attorney
Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Kissimmee, Florida trucking accident lawyer Frank M. Eidson can help victims and family members obtain financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain, and suffering. For a complimentary consultation, contact the law office of Frank M. Eidson today. Our experienced, aggressive attorney can help you achieve the compensation to which you are entitled.