Every day, semi-trucks drive through South Florida, carrying heavy loads back and forth in very large trailers. Truck drivers have a responsibility to drive carefully to ensure the safety of the smaller vehicles on the road. If truck drivers fail to live up to that responsibility, it can lead to serious personal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or wrongful death. A spinal cord injury is most often the result of sudden trauma: Truck or car accidents, falls, diving accidents, and gunshot or knife wounds are among the common causes of spinal cord injuries. Injury to the spinal cord is often associated with symptoms other than Neck pain, such as tingling, numbness, or loss of motion or sensation.
Truck drivers have a duty of care to the other drivers on the road. Due to the size and weight of their vehicles truck drivers have a responsibility to be awake and alert while driving. Many times truck drivers are on the road for long hours without sufficient sleep. Drowsy truck drivers are a danger to our roads. Truck drivers as all drivers on the road have a duty of care when driving their very large dangerous trucks.
When an accident occurs with a tractor trailer or truck the trucking companies often send representatives to the accident scene to speak with accident victims immediately following the event, when they are most vulnerable. You need someone on your side.