Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend will host the Sprint Cup Series Finale. In gearing up for the weekend, Miami residents have seen a large number of 18 wheelers and tractor trailers filling the busy highways of South Florida. These monstrous vehicles emblazoned with Nascar logos and team sponsor signs are something to look at, a signal a great time upon us, but also bring with them great danger.
Commercial truck crashes are responsible for thousands of wrongful deaths and devestating personal injuries each year. Large companies putting profit ahead of safety fail to properly qualify and train drivers, and push them to ignore state and federal regualtions regarding service hours, maintenance and speed. Because of the sheer size and speed of the vehicles involved in a tractor-trailer crash, the injuries are usually much more severe than those found in a car accident.
Drive Cautiously Around Trucks
Though this weekend’s Nascar Race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is sure to be exciting, it is important to drive carefully on the highways in the days leading up to and following the event. Maintain a safe distance from trucks, as the driver may not be able to see you even though you see him. Don’t pass trucks on the right side and be sure to give them adequate breaking time if you are in front of them.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a trucking accident, it is important to hire an experienced truck accident attorney immediately so that they may begin their investigation and gather valuable evidence. Contact Miami Truck Accident Attorneys Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today for a free consultation.