As a semi-truck driver was driving west on a Missouri highway, he suddenly lost control of his truck and slammed into a bridge. The man did not survive the accident. Witnesses believe high winds may have played a role as it appeared the truck driver was "fighting the wind." Given how large and powerful semi-trucks are, it is no surprise that high winds can take over and make it difficult if not impossible to control the truck. This is not the first time high winds may have been the cause or at least contributed to the cause of a trucking accident, and it likely will not be the last.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, our trucking accident lawyers in Miami are no stranger to catastrophic accidents that have left truck drivers and others on the roadways seriously injured or killed. While it is unfortunate that this young truck driver lost his life, the situation could have been much worse had other vehicles been involved in this accident. Our attorneys have seen such tragic accidents and have helped numerous clients recover for injuries suffered through no fault of their own.
Was Anything Else to Blame?
While many believe high winds was the likely cause of this accident, it is important to keep in mind that there may be other factors that contributed to this trucking accident, as is the case with any accident. Until a thorough investigation is complete, the true cause(s) of the accident may not be known. Such additional or alternative causes of many trucking accidents include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Driver inattention;
- Defective brakes, tires, steering, among other defects;
- Drowsy driving;
- Driving while texting or talking on the phone;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and
- Failing to signal when changing lanes.
These potential causes of trucking accidents are not limited to a truck driver, but also include anyone else on the roadways. For example, a driver of a passenger vehicle may pull out in front of a tractor-trailer, causing an accident that the truck driver could not prevent. All trucking accidents are unique from one another and involve a variety of issues that should be discussed alongside an attorney for injured victims seeking to hold someone else responsible for the harm they have suffered.
Contact the Miami Trucking Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation!
As a Florida resident, you know all too well how weather can play a role in any automobile accident. High winds are nothing new to South Florida and have proven to be the cause of many trucking accidents. If you or someone you know has suffered injuries as a result of a trucking accident, you should consider seeking the advice and support of a South Florida Trucking Accident Attorney as soon as possible. With more than 130 years of combined professional experience, the Trucking Accident Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano continue to advocate for their clients' rights and interests. Our law firm has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell and has also been named a Top South Florida Law Firm by the Miami Herald. Our skilled South Florida Trucking Accident Attorneys are standing by to provide you with a complete and thorough evaluation of your potential legal claim. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your situation, contact Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today by calling (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 to schedule your free consultation. You may also contact us online by visiting our website.