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Written by karl   
Monday, 25 October 2010 03:26

What to Do If You Are Involved In a Truck Accident?

What is a truck under Motor Vehicle law?

A truck is a motor vehicle designed to transport goods, wares and merchandise for commercial purposes. It is called lorry in Great Britain and other parts of Commonwealth English. Trucks come in different sizes with different engine capacity. Most commercial trucks used as commercial freight carriers are powered by diesel engine fuel. Miami Truck Accident Lawyers had recorded that truck accidents is one of the most destructive causing road disasters all over the United States.

Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents

Miami Truck Accident lawyers identified some traffic violations mostly encountered by trucks on the road. However, due to its size, weight and capacity, it is mostly featured in accidents and collisions with small vehicles like common passenger vehicles.

Some of the most common causes of road traffic violations involving trucks are the following:

- Driving in "No-Zones" area. This refer to areas behind and beside a commercial truck where the truck driver has limited or zero visibility

- Abrupt changing of lanes while in-front of a running truck

- Maneuvering to the lane where a truck is heading a turn.

- Making wrong calculations of a speeding truck approaching an intersection, and making a quick maneuver right in front of the truck.

- Sudden loss of engine brakes while speeding a highway

- Sudden merging into traffic, causing a truck to take sudden turns or apply brakes quickly.

- Failure to slow down or speed up when a truck begins to change lanes or merge.

- Pulling into traffic from the roadside in front of a truck without accelerating sufficiently.

- Driving in-between large trucks.

- Abandoning a vehicle in a travel lane without installing emergency signs to caution approaching vehicles.

- Failure to park properly or remove a disabled vehicle completely out from the highway lane.

Find help at www.MiamiEsq.com!

(1) Request help from a Miami Truck Accident lawyers. In most cases, the truck driver and its passengers will survive the road accident due to the truck’s size and weight. To determine the liability of the parties, it is better to seek the assistance from a traffic collision officer or to a Miami Truck Accident lawyers. The traffic collision officer initially conducts the investigation and provide for the collision report. For victims, make sure that you were not negligent and that it is the truck driver who is at fault.

(2) Start processing your claim with the help of Miami Truck Accident lawyers. They will provide you a step by step procedure in filing personal injury claims against the erring party.

Call our Miami lawyers at (888) 338-3643.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:44

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