In Fort Lauderdale, there is no doubt that the amount of car accidents that happen can be considered obscene. To say there is one everyday is not wrong and in fact does not highlight how MANY happen everyday.
However, truck accidents are not so common. In Fort Lauderdale, or any big city in general, it is very hard to get in a truck accident because of how immobile these trucks actually are. Avoiding them should be easy and seeing them from a mile away is not such a hard task.
Then why are truck accidents so prevalent in Fort Lauderdale?
It is because of the highway.
Fort Lauderdale has lots of highway within the city because the Turnpike, I-95, and 1-75 go through it. With all these highways (which is where most of the trucks drive on), a truck accident can only be a given.
So what causes truck accidents in the first place?
Truck accidents are caused mostly by distracted driving. Either the truck driver or motor vehicle operator in another vehicle is distracted and does not see the impending danger of the truck. On the other hand, because the truck driver is driving such a big and looming vehicle, there is a good chance that the truck driver completely misses the vehicles on the blind side.
Preventing Truck Accidents in Fort Lauderdale
Preventing a truck accident isn’t just about being conscious of your own vehicle. It is also being considerate of the other drivers (the truck driver).
It is well known that truck drivers have an insane blind spot behind the truck, on the driver side, and the passenger side. Essentially on all 3 sides, there is a portion that is blind to the truck driver.
These spots are 20-30 behind the truck, on the passenger around the middle part of the truck, and the bottom part of the driver’s side.
Knowing this, not only should the motor vehicle operator (not the truck driver) keep their distance and pass accordingly, but the truck driver should always be cautious when changing lanes or just generally driving.
Another way to prevent a truck accident in Fort Lauderdale is not drive distracted. It is a basic rule of thumb for any driving operation. Driving distracted, whether it is texting, falling asleep, or even changing your music can be detrimental to the overall driving experience. Keeping your eyes constantly on the road and not letting anything take your eyes or attention off the road is the safest way to operate your vehicle on the road.
However, we know that’s not always possible. So just keeping other drivers and the traffic situation in mind, driving to your best extent and keeping distractions to a minimum is the best for both you and the other drivers on the road.
What a Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale Can Do
If you or a loved one got in a truck accident in Fort Lauderdale and is suffering from extensive injuries, the best course of action is to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer from Fort Lauderdale.
Our personal injury lawyers are not only qualified with decades of experience and hundreds of cases won and settled, we value the health of our clients.
We not only value the physical health of our clients, we also value the mental health of our clients. Not only are personal injuries physically damaging and draining, dealing with the adjusters, lawyers, and insurance agents are mentally draining.
Our personal injury lawyers start you off with an absolutely free consultation to hear out what happened to you during the truck accident. From there, our team will immediately go into gathering evidence like photos and bills to build you a strong case for financial compensation. Our firm is contingency based. We do not charge a dime until we win you the case.