Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents in Tampa
Semi-truck accidents are a serious matter. Especially with the size of them compared to an SUV, it can do serious damage.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted the Large Truck Crash Causation Study to take an in-depth look at reasons for serious collisions involving semi-trucks with a gross rating of over 10,000 lb. During the 33-month span of the LTCCS study, the NHTSA has estimated that there were 120,000 fatal and personal injury crashes involving at least 1 semi-truck, 141,000 big rigs were involved in those roadway crashes.
Information in the LTCCS study indicates that driver negligence is the root of most commercial truck accidents. Negligence can include, but is not limited to:
- Internal Distraction
- External Distraction
- Excess Speed For Conditions
- Perceived Pressure From Carrier
- Drugs And/Or Alcohol
The commercial truck accident attorneys from Diaco Law are well-versed in the federal, state, and local safety regulations that apply to trucking companies, as well as the stressful reality facing commercial truckers. Human error is not an acceptable excuse when the trajectory of a life is in jeopardy. We have successfully prosecuted personal injury claims involving semi-truck accidents, across the United States, leading to millions of dollars in recovery for our clients.
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