trucking accident floridaTruck Accidents

South Florida has become more populated and our roadways have become more congested.  Being sandwiched between two big trucks on any of Florida’s major roadways (I-95, the turnpike, I-4, I-75, I-10, SR-60, SR-70) is nerve-wracking and for good reason: trucking accidents often end in severe injury and/or death.

Tractor trailer trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs compared to cars, which are about 3,000 lbs.  Even an empty tractor trailer can weigh 10,000 lbs.


Possible reasons for truck driver or trucking company negligence:

  • Improper pre-trip inspection
  • History of poor maintenance on the truck
  • Impaired truck driver (alcohol and/or drugs)
  • Aggressive driving
  • Poor driving conditions
  • Unsecured loads
  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Overweight truck
  • Truck driver texting or distracted while driving
  • Defective parts
  • Speeding
  • Truck’s characteristics and capabilities
  • Medical conditions that made it unsafe to operate the truck
  • Inadequate driver training

The Law Offices of Reese Harvey understands that accidents involving trucks are more complex than other types of vehicle accidents (big rigs, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers, tankers, flatbeds, freightliners, construction trucks, tow trucks, emergency vehicles, and commercial vehicles).

We work quickly to collect all the evidence from your accident before the trucking company is no longer legally required to provide the information.  This includes the truck’s “black box” that may have GPS data and other electronic device readings, vehicle maintenance history, and driver qualification files.  We also have experts reconstruct your accident and identify every possible source of recovery as there may be multiple defendants involved in your case.


If someone you know has been injured or killed in a truck accident, they need to have a lawyer aggressively fighting for your legal rights.


Call today for your free, no obligation consultation (561) 691-4511.