Large trucks can be an intimidating sight on the road in Tampa with good reason. These vehicles are naturally dangerous because of their sheer size, but that's not the only reason they can cause injury and fatality in truck accident. Drivers of these vehicles are required to adhere to federal trucking regulations when it comes to safety. On the same token, the company that owns the truck is also required to ensure that the vehicles are properly maintained and safe.
While the majority of truck drivers are competent and professional, and they take their work seriously, it's probably unavoidable that the monotony of the work will lead to minor or major lapses in concentration. Perhaps it's possible that the driver is so experienced that strict attention to the road isn't required to keep everyone safe.
Sustaining a Florida injury can have a devastating impact on a person's life. The impact can be far greater if the accident led to a fatality. Unfortunately, this has happened to far too many Florida residents, who have lost a loved one from fatal workplace accidents, fatal car crashes and medical errors. But, the truly sad fact is that most fatalities from these kinds of accidents may have been caused by the negligence of another party.
Florida residents are aware of the differences between a commercial truck and a passenger vehicle. Trucks such as tractor-trailers and 18-wheelers are larger, heavier and more difficult to drive than cars.
Laws vary from state to state. For example, the rules and regulations in Florida regarding traffic safety and control are somewhat different than they are in other states. The same applies to the laws that cover wrongful death cases and legal actions. While it might be difficult to understand the laws that were enacted for wrongful death lawsuits, Florida residents should be mindful of the statute of limitations.
If a person's manner of death is preventable, it would be difficult for the family to accept their loved one's passing. Unfortunately, many cases of workplace fatalities result from preventable accidents, and sometimes negligence.
Few people want to think about it when they are out driving on Florida's roads and highways, but every commercial truck they encounter is a potential threat. Whether the dangers are ever realized by motorists and pedestrians depends on how attentive truck drivers are to weather, road and traffic conditions. Unfortunately, a trucking accident has a high probability of causing severe injuries or killing someone.
Negligence should never lead to the loss of human life. Unfortunately, too many times it does. Perhaps even more unfortunate, when the death of someone in the custody of law enforcement officers occurs, such as recently happened in a Florida wrongful death case that led to an out-of-court settlement, getting anyone to admit to wrongdoing can be nearly impossible.
Attending to patients' needs is arguably the main priority of all hospitals, including those who care for military veterans. One Veterans Affairs facility in Tampa, however, has been accused of failing to properly treat a patient's gastrointestinal disorder, a failure that led to his death.
Florida residents do not die exactly the same way. Some may have been killed in car accidents, on the job or possibly from an ill-fated disease. However, if someone's death stems from the negligence of another individual or company, the victim's surviving family may find itself in a great deal of distress.