Any driver who chooses to operate a vehicle on Florida roads should be prepared to do so with care and consideration for their fellow motorists. That is because they have a legal duty of care to act as a reasonable person would when they get behind the wheel of a car. This includes private drivers of personal vehicles as well as commercial drivers of large trucks.
When it comes to an accident between a fully-loaded 80,000 pound semi-truck and a standard 2,000 pound automobile, it is likely that the occupants of the automobile will suffer significant damages. Unfortunately, truck accidents occur all too frequently in Florida and nationwide, injuring or killing those involved. For this reason, there are many federal and state laws and regulations that trucking companies and truck drivers must comply with.