In Florida, there is a specific regulation for a truck’s length, width, weight, and height. This is to monitor the freight movement in the state.
For most trucks, the length limit is 75 feet in total, but for a truck tractor or a truck tractor-trailer combination, the length is up to 65 feet.
On the other hand, the truck width cannot be higher than 102 inches. However, trucks with a width greater than 96 inches might be prohibited from entering public roads or certain roads that aren’t built large enough for them. Also, the gross vehicle weight of a commercial vehicle should be up to 80,000 pounds.
Lastly, Florida commercial trucks cannot exceed 13.5 feet in height.
Moreover, due to their size and weight, truck accidents can have a significant impact on personal injury claims, leading to fatalities and serious injuries. Personal injury claims are significantly impacted by truck accidents in the following ways:
Severe Injuries: Because of their gigantic size and heavy weight, accidents involving them often result in more severe injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, spinal cord damage, and even fatalities.
Liability: Determining who is accountable for a truck accident can be complicated and may involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, trucking company, cargo owner, and manufacturer of the truck or its components.
Regulations: Federal and state trucking regulations are essential in filing for a personal injury claim, and a deep understanding of these regulations can be vital in proving negligence and seeking compensation.
Insurance: Although extensive insurance policies are required for trucking companies, insurance companies may still dispute liability or the extent of damages in a personal injury claim.
Evidence: After a truck accident, it can be imperative to collect and store evidence in order to build a strong case for compensation. Statements from witnesses, records of truck maintenance, and electronic data from the truck’s onboard computer system are all examples of this.
The impact of truck accidents on personal injury claims highlights the importance of seeking a personal injury lawyer to help navigate the complex legal process and obtain fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident due to the fault of someone else, Darfoor Law Firm is here to help you and give you the best service you deserve. Accidents can be tough to deal with and you need someone who will understand, sympathize, and fight for you.
Call us at +1-833-DARFOOR for a free consultation and case evaluation.