Big-rig road information

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At any given moment, the roadways in Florida are filled with big-rigs delivering their cargo across the state or to another state – they are common to all of us.   These trucks can be deadly.  Many drivers do not pay attention to their surroundings; some are on the phone or singing along with the radio.  This is when an accident can happen – some serious, some fatal.

If the average motorist would just stop and realize that it takes much longer for a big-rig to stop then an automobile, the roads might be a safer place.  When a truck has to stop quickly, it may jackknife or flip on its side or run over the vehicle in front of it.  In addition, auto drivers think that because they can see the truck, the truck can see them.  This is not necessarily true.  Truck drivers also have blind spots.

Advice – stay clear and well away from an 18-wheeler.  Give them room to make their turns and let them travel safely.  If you are the victim of an 18-wheeler accident, contact an experienced Truck Accident attorney as soon as possible.