Fatal Dump Truck Accident in Naples Florida
According to the Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, there was a total of 3,660 people who died in large truck accidents in 2014. Out of this number, sixteen percent of these deaths were truck occupants meaning the driver and or their passenger. Also according to the study, sixty-eight percent of deaths were occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles, and 15 percent were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists Insurance Institute for About 1 in 10 highway deaths occurs in a crash involving a large truck.
According to reports, on Monday, October 10, 2016, there was an accident in Naples Florida just north of CR-760 that involved two dump trucks and a Chevrolet pickup truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, one of the dump truck drivers crossed the center line of the highway and ran into the path of the other dump truck. Because of the accident between these two vehicles the third vehicle, the Chevrolet was also involved. While according to reports the accident is still under investigation, what is known is that, unfortunately, one of the dump truck drivers did not survive. The other dump truck driver was transported to the local hospital, and the passengers in the Chevrolet were miraculously unharmed.
Common Truck Accidents Causes
While the cause of this accident is still under investigation, there are many reasons why you may find yourself involved in an accident with a truck or other commercial vehicle. The truck accident attorneys at the Reiff Law Firm’s the Truck Accident Team will investigate the accident to determine whether the accident was the result of one of the most common reasons for a truck accident. Some of the most common reasons for a truck accident include:
• Driver Fatigue from over-scheduling
• Poorly Maintained Equipment or defective parts
• Bad Weather Conditions
• Poorly Maintained Roads
• Excessive Speeds
• Overloaded Truck Weight
Trucks are potentially dangerous vehicles because of their size and weight. Because of their danger, there have been stringent federal regulations put in place, however despite regulations a leading cause of truck accidents across the country continues to be driver fatigue.
The attorneys of the Reiff Law Firm’s The Truck Accident Team understand how often truck accidents occur. Through years of representing those injured in truck accidents, we have learned how to determine the cause of an accident and how to work with the victims to hold trucking companies liable for their actions.
Contact A Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you have been involved in an accident as a result of a tractor-trailer in you may be able to recover for your injuries and damage to your car, your person, and to your psyche. To schedule a private, no-cost evaluation, call the law offices of Reiff Law Firm’s The Truck Accident Team at (215) 246-9000 or contact us online. If the statute of limitations expires, your window of legal opportunity will close and you won’t be able to pursue a claim. So contact us today to see how we can make our experience work for you.