Drowsy driving - to say nothing of falling asleep at the wheel - is the cause of thousands of auto accidents each year.
Every year, an alarming number of Americans are seriously injured and killed in truck accidents. These tragedies take place in Ocala and across the state of Florida for all sorts of reasons and every case is different. For example, a pedestrian may be struck by a drunk truck driver or someone suffering from truck driver fatigue may cause a multi-vehicle accident. At the King Law Firm, we believe it's crucial for victims of an accident that was caused by negligence to hold an irresponsible driver or truck company accountable for the pain they have caused.
Most people in Ocala who suffer injuries from an accident are primarily concerned with medical treatment and recovery. Likewise, family members often rally around their loved ones to support and encourage their speedy and full recovery. This is especially true when the accident results in serious injuries that could have been fatal.
Ocala's central location in the state of Florida means that many people pass through the area on their way to other parts of the state. For example, Interstate 75, which spans north to south through a large swath of the country, passes through Ocala and runs all the way south to Miami.
An equipment malfunction on any kind of motor vehicle can lead to a dangerous situation for anyone in that vehicle, as well as other people nearby. The danger can increase when the faulty equipment is on a big rig. A recent fatal accident near Ocala was the result of this kind of equipment problem.
A few months ago, the famous actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan, was involved in a terrible truck accident that caused the death of one of his friends and left Morgan with serious injuries. Given that the truck driver who caused the accident was allegedly sleep-deprived at the time, the story has drawn considerable attention to the issue of truck driver fatigue. However, tractor-trailer accidents can result from a variety of other causes, including overloading.