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Category: Car Accidents - Page 7
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that tens of thousands of trucking accident deaths and injuries occur annually in the United States. A significant portion of these casualties are caused by drowsy truck drivers working overtime to satisfy their employers or maximize their profits. When a drowsy truck driver negligently causes an accident, Florida personal injury and wrongful death laws provide the basis for compensating victims.
Drivers throughout most of Florida are fortunate; they seldom need to deal with freezing conditions on local roadways. Still, water does not need to be frozen to be dangerous. In addition to dangerous encounters with potholes hidden by water, just a thin layer of water can cause cars to hydroplane, creating ice-like conditions. Local drivers need to know how to help avoid these incidents and the special legal issues connected with hydroplaning accidents.