Most truck drivers are safe and responsible. They’re trying to do a difficult job as quickly and efficiently as possible. Commercial truck drivers run on tight schedules, and they deal with a constant pressure to deliver their cargo on-time, no matter how far away their final destination is and how little time they have to reach it.
However, pressure from bosses often causes drivers to take dangerous risks in the name of speed, including running red lights. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Safety Administration, there are more than two million intersection collisions each year across the United States which sadly result in almost 8,000 wrongful deaths and over 700,000 personal injuries annually.
Of those millions of intersection crashes, vehicles running red lights cause more than 750 deaths every year. With more than 1 in 3 people either being involved, or knowing someone who is involved, in a crash in which a motorist runs a red light, this dangerous issue affects most of us.
As a result, our truck accident lawyers see too many victims hurt in collisions caused by a truck driver running a red light. Truck drivers run red lights for many reasons, including:
- An intentional decision to run the light in an effort to make up time
- Distracted driving caused by looking at a cell phone
- An unintentional mistake caused by fatigue and diminished reaction times
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a truck driver running a red light, you need our experienced Miami truck accident lawyers. Our truck accident lawyers will investigate the case to determine cause. If you have a viable claim, we’ll help you pursue compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.
If you’ve been injured by a truck driver running a red light, our Florida based Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Palm Beach and the Florida Keys truck accident lawyers can help. Please contact The Law Offices of Joseph I. Lipsky, PA today for a free, no-obligation consultation.