Every year, an alarming number of Americans are seriously injured and killed in truck accidents. These tragedies take place in Ocala and across the state of Florida for all sorts of reasons and every case is different. For example, a pedestrian may be struck by a drunk truck driver or someone suffering from truck driver fatigue may cause a multi-vehicle accident. At the King Law Firm, we believe it's crucial for victims of an accident that was caused by negligence to hold an irresponsible driver or truck company accountable for the pain they have caused.
An equipment malfunction on any kind of motor vehicle can lead to a dangerous situation for anyone in that vehicle, as well as other people nearby. The danger can increase when the faulty equipment is on a big rig. A recent fatal accident near Ocala was the result of this kind of equipment problem.
State Road 40 is a major route in Central Florida that runs all the way from the east coast to the west coast of the state. The route passes through Ocala and most area residents are probably used to seeing all kinds of vehicles on it. For example, large trucks carrying goods from one side of the state have a constant presence on S.R. 40.
Semi-trucks, tractor trailers and other large commercial trucks are a vital part of the distribution industry in the United States. These large vehicles are a common sight on highways across the country, and unfortunately accidents involving big rigs are fairly common as well.