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Commercial Trucks on the Highways

Garcia & Artigliere

Florida roads have commercial trucks on them all day long. Someone asked what dangers are associated with these trucks on the roads. Let me summarize for you.

  • Big-rigs or semi-trucks require a greater stopping distance than passenger cars. If a car is following too closely and the truck needs to stop quickly, the car risks being involved in a rear-end collision – sometimes a fatal one.

  • Large trucks have blind spots that are located in the front, back and on the sides of the truck. If a car is in the blind spot, the truck driver probably cannot see it. If the truck decides to change lanes, this could result in a very serious accident.

  • A large truck needs a lot of space to make a wide turn. A car that is hit by a big rig weighing at least 10,000 lbs. can be fatal.

When you are on the road and there is a tractor-trailer besides you or in front of you proceed with caution. If you are involved in an accident, I urge you to contact an experienced Truck Accident Attorney for guidance and expertise.

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