Semi-truck accidents in Marion County are in a class all their own thanks to the potential for destruction that they present. Aside from the massive size of these vehicles, motorists are also often forced to contend with the cargo that they are carrying should an accident occur. In what some may classify as a cruel sense of irony, truck drivers themselves are often well-protected by their vehicles. Thus, in many cases, they are much more likely to walk away from accidents unharmed than are those driving the vehicles that they collide with.
This point was on full display in a recent Brooksville truck accident. Oddly enough, this particular collision involved two commercial vehicles: a semi-trailer and a box truck. First responders arrived on the scene to find that the truck had crashed into the rear of the semi-trailer. Investigators are currently trying to determine what caused the Brooksville truck accident. Despite the apparent protection that the large box truck may have afforded, its driver sustained fatal injuries in the collision. The semi driver was able to walk away unharmed from the Brooksville truck accident.
The concern that stems from the protection afforded to truck drivers by their vehicles is that the belief in their added safety could cause them to drive more aggressively than they would in a standard vehicle. While most truckers likely try to be aware of where other vehicles are on the roads around them, it may be easy for them to forget that other drivers may not have the same level of protection that trucks provide. If this causes them to drive recklessly, the victims of any accidents they cause may have a strong case to pursue compensation. Those wishing to pursue such action may find that having an attorney by their side bolsters their chances of securing a favorable outcome.
Source: WFLA “Fatal truck crash closes I-75 in Hernando” Dec. 15, 2015