For those not fluent in Spanish, cuidado means to be careful, and that’s how you should drive when around an 18-wheeler says Boca truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne.
For Florida residents or anyone who has ever taken a trip with the family to Disney World, you must know the abundance of tractor-trailers that find themselves on Florida’s highways. I know as a driver I find myself trying to keep my distance from those big trucks the second I spot one. Trucks, however, are hardly ever seen anywhere other than an Interstate but unfortunately Florida “ranks 7th among states in total lane miles” according to the Federal Highway Administration, reports Boca truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne.
It might not seem too bad that Florida ranks 7th but to put that statistic in perspective key data also says the state is the 26th largest in square miles. Truck accident attorney Osborne warns drivers to proceed with caution and make sure they find the proper legal assistance if they find themselves on the wrong end of a collision with these road bound behemoths.
Since the average tractor-trailer weighs around 80,000 pounds an encounter with a truck has a higher probability of leading to a death in a collision. More times than not it’s the driver in the smaller vehicle that pays the price. It is also a fact that with the high chance of death in a tractor-trailer accident involving a semi truck there is also a larger sum of money available for compensation says Boca Raton truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne.
A study conducted by Car Insurance Comparison recognized Florida’s flaws within its highway system. They viewed it as having the 2nd most dangerous highways among the 50 other states by calculating the number of highway deaths per 1000 highway miles driven as well as its lack of federal funding, to name a few. A good reason for Florida’s high death toll would be simply because of its plentiful population of tractor-trailers.
Sadly, the state of Florida finds itself just behind the massive states of Texas, and California with the 3rd most fatal crashes in the country according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Truck accident attorney Joe Osborne stresses “cuidado” or to be careful and to drive defensively around 18-wheelers because you have the most to lose.
If you or a family member have been injured in a truck accident due to a negligent driver in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties and have any questions about accident law, contact Boca truck accident lawyer Joe Osborne at (561) 293-2600 or fill out this online contact form. You can discuss your case, how the law may apply and your best legal options to protect your rights and obtain compensation for your injuries.