On Nov. 18, a crash on a Florida highway that left one person deceased was reported. The accident occurred on Interstate 75 near Southwest 40th Boulevard, causing traffic to become backed up.
It was clarified hours after the accident that six cars and three semi-trucks were involved in the collision, though it was not reported how the accident actually occurred. In addition to the deceased person, four others appeared to have suffered injuries. The cause of the crash was still under investigation at the time of the report, and the Florida Highway Patrol had not released a report on the incident.
Due to their size and their mass, trucks can cause serious injuries or even death should they cause or become involved in a crash. Anyone involved in the incident is at risk for sustaining serious or even life-threatening injuries, including blunt force trauma to the head or face, broken bones and damage to internal organs. If the truck driver were found to be liable for causing the accident, any other vehicle driver or passenger who suffered injuries could potentially hold both the company with which the driver were employed as well as the driver legally responsible.
In some cases, those who have suffered injuries in truck accidents may be facing medical costs and other expenses. If the injuries are life-altering, the injured person could also experience a loss in their quality of life. A personal injury attorney may assist the injured person in providing evidence that the truck driver was liable for causing the accident and the subsequent damages. Additionally, the attorney may negotiate with the insurance companies in order to seek compensation for the damages. If an agreement cannot be reached out of court, the attorney may represent the person if the case goes to court.
Source: WUFT, "One Dead In I-75 Southbound Crash Near Archer Road", Ethan Magoc, Nov. 18, 2015