A dump truck accident often occurs in our local area because drivers are not paying attention to traffic conditions and other drivers. Moreover, these crashes are huge, resulting in death and catastrophic injuries.
Dump Truck Accident Risk is High in Southwest Florida
In Southwest Florida, dump trucks and haulers travel our highways, State Roads, County Roads, and our smaller roads and streets, every single day. Moreover, these giant vehicles are often seen near commercial and residential construction sites.
Among our busiest travel corridors are I-75 and US 41. However, there are many construction and development projects throughout our region. Accordingly, these open bed hauling vehicles appear everywhere and dump truck accident events are more likely.
Especially relevant, these vehicles can weigh up to 60,000 pounds or more when carrying cargo. Moreover, these are heavy machines in their own right. A dump truck has weight and force equal to military tanks. Consequently, these trucks are a danger to other vehicles on the road.
And, when a dump truck accident occurs, no other vehicle has a chance. So, every dump truck accident is presents life-threatening injuries to victims.
Driver Negligence in Dump Truck Accident
Dump trucks can weigh 20-30 tons or more. Therefore, a dump truck accident often has catastrophic consequences for drivers and passengers of cars, small trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and other motor vehicles.
So, why do these crashes happen? Well, there are many causes for truck-involved accidents. Some more frequent causes may include:
- traffic safety law violation
- trucking regulation violation
- negligent hiring by trucking company
- truck driver fatigue
- operator inexperience
- defective equipment
- improper truck maintenance
- overloaded truck
- loose cargo
- uncovered cargo
A dump truck accident in Southwest Florida—Lee County, Collier County, Hendry County, Charlotte County—are usually disastrous for victims. Consequently, lives change forever. Furthermore, victims and survivors are left to heal and pick up pieces if their lives.
These critical injuries harm family relationships, financial security, and lead to an uncertain future. Compensation for your pain, suffering, medical bills, lost income, and other losses may be available from truck driver, trucking company, insurance carriers, and other potentially responsible parties.
Dump Truck Accident Victims Have a Voice and Advocate at Harris Law
Virtually every single dump truck crash is preventable. Driver negligence, violation of safe driving and trucking regulations, and failing to implement and comply with basic safety measures often cause these tragic accidents. Moreover, deadly results and catastrophic harms and losses are unimaginable and overwhelm families.
For good people and families seriously injured in a dump truck accident, contact Fort Myers accident attorney David Harris. On your side, David represents injured persons—victims, survivors and families—against those at-fault for such loss. Compassionate, driven, and determined to secure justice for you and your family, David stands by you and for you, explaining everything so you understand the process every step of the way.
With David, you have comfort knowing he’s accessible to you and responsive to your needs, answering your questions and your phone calls, while valuing your thoughts and opinions. Your initial discussion is free and confidential. Moreover, if David accepts your case there is no fee unless we win money for you.