Rear End Crash Caused by Truck Driver
A common type of truck accident is a rear end crash. When there is a rear end crash involving a large commercial truck or semi tractor trailer, the damages and personal injuries can be quite significant due to the size of vehicle disparity between the truck and the passenger motor vehicle. In the State of Florida, the driver who crashes into the rear end of another vehicle is presumed to be at-fault unless there was a sudden and abrupt stop AND / OR other circumstances that provides the truck driver a partial or complete defense to the liability or fault for the crash.
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Section 316.0985, Florida Statutes - Following Too Closely - is the Florida law / Florida statute on point as to rear end crashes. It basically provides that a driver shall not drive more closely than is prudent and reasonable under the circumstances considering the facts and circumstances of travel including speed, traffic, and the condition of the street, highway, or road. There is a specific provision of this statute that applies to trucks and trucks towing trailers that makes it a violation of Florida law to following closer than 300 feet between another truck or another truck with a trailer.
It should be noted that each truck crash should be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances. Furthermore, it should be noted that the Florida Crash Report or Florida Accident Report does not necessarily control the course and direction of the civil case or insurance claim seeking compensation for personal injuries and related damages. For instance, if the responding police office issues a citation to the truck driver, the liability or fault portion of the civil case or injury case can still be disputed or questioned by the truck driver, truck company, and insurance company. Florida law does not allow the responding officer to be judge and jury of the civil case or claim.
Following a truck accident, it is important to remain calm and make good decisions to the best of your ability. Contact an experienced Florida Truck Accident Attorney for advice, guidance, and, yes, legal representation. Insurance companies and truck companies have an army of attorneys, adjusters, and investigators in place. You should level the playing field by having your own attorney in place - an attorney who will be there from the start to the finish of the case for you. Contact David Wolf for a Free Consultation. He is available days, nights, weekends, and holidays for his clients and prospective clients. See the difference and contact David Wolf right now. Get D Wolf on Your Side - At Your Side. Call or Text David Wolf at (904) 699-8366. Send him an e-mail at dwolf@davidalanwolf. David Wolf firmly believes in Giving a Voice to Injury Victims and Their Families.