The Miami area is the 6th most traffic-clogged metropolitan area in the entire country. Along with cars traveling to and from work, Miami highways and streets are crowded with semi-trucks and tractor-trailers.
Back in 2007, there were 16,000 trucks on I-95 in Miami and 13,500 on SR-836. This was before a nationwide explosion in truck traffic caused by the increase in online shopping. Miami is one of the largest ports in the entire country. In addition, Port Everglades is also in the area, leading to major truck traffic. If the volume of the two ports was combined, they would comprise the seventh-largest port in North America. The presence of the ports means that tons of cargo are unloaded and placed on a truck each day. Nearly all of this cargo ends up on large trucks that take to the Miami highways.
In addition to the massive truck traffic, Miami roads have a number of dangerous conditions that make truck safety even more tenuous. The frequent rains and storms in the Miami area mean wet roads. This makes it more difficult for truck drivers to brake, even when they are exhibiting the necessary level of care.
In addition, Miami roads are acknowledged to be in bad shape, far worse than the roads in the rest of Florida. Miami roads have numerous potholes, and the government is not spending enough money to fix the roads to keep up with the growing traffic. This creates more dangers for large trucks that need good road conditions to operate safely.
In 2017, there were almost 9,000 commercial vehicle accidents just in Miami-Dade County alone. Many of these were truck accidents as they make up the majority of the commercial truck category. This breaks down to an average of around 25 commercial vehicle accidents in the county each day. This means that many drivers who take to the road each day will end up injured due to the actions of a truck driver.
Trucking companies cannot find enough drivers to haul goods, and the nationwide shortage has resulted in more dangerous truck drivers behind the wheels as trucking companies cut corners to fill positions. More inexperienced truck drivers that ever are on area roads, increasing the danger to drivers and their passengers. Miami news is often filled with the account of drivers killed in truck accidents.
For every driver who is killed, there are numerous other motorists injured in truck accidents. This causes physical and financial injuries. Truck accident injuries cause stress and difficulty for an entire family. Some of the many costs of truck accidents can include:
In addition, you may have also experienced considerable pain and suffering. The law also requires that you be paid for that too. When the truck accident is someone else’s fault, the driver and the company that employs them can be made to pay for your injuries.
Truck accidents can cause serious injuries. Even if injuries do not seem serious at the time of the accident, you may realize in the days afterward that you have been hurt. At 388CEDA, our doctors can diagnose and treat your injuries after your truck accident. We offer the following medical services from physicians ready to help you:
Knowing who to see after an accident is sometimes difficult as you seek to get the right kind of medical care. Our physicians can diagnose and treat your injuries and provide you with thorough documentation.
388CEDA can also recommend a truck accident attorney to you upon request. We have a network of lawyers who help injured clients seek the financial compensation that they deserve when a truck driver’s actions harmed them. We aim to make post-accident life a little less stressful for injured people and their families. Call us today at 1-800-388-CEDA to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help accident victims address their most important concerns after a truck accident.
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