Two separate accidents involving tractor-trailers closed nearly all northbound and all southbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Palm Beach recently and sent three people to area hospitals with undisclosed injuries. The first accident occurred around 9:31 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-95 near 45th Street when a sudden downpour caused a chain reaction accident in very heavy traffic. Florida Highway Patrol troopers are still conducting their investigation, but they say that this accident involved at least five passenger vehicles and a tractor-trailer. Two people were injured in this chain reaction trucking accident.
A semi truck and a Toyota Camry driven by an 18-year-old man collided as they approached the accident scene, and the force of impact crushed the Camry, trapping the driver inside. Emergency responders had to extract the man with hydraulic tools, and he was airlifted to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries described as critical.
Despite huge advances in safety equipment in recent years, a passenger car is no match for a tractor-trailer weighing as much as 80,000 pounds. The fact that the driver of the Camry had to be extracted from the wreckage of his crushed car is a clear example of the damage that a big truck can do to a smaller vehicle. People who are injured in trucking accidents often suffer life-changing injuries that prevent them from working and enjoying their favorite activities and impair the quality of their lives through no fault of their own. If accident investigators find that the truck driver involved in the accident was negligent, an accident victim can, with the help of an experienced Florida trucking accident attorney, seek damages against him or her to help pay medical expenses and other damages.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a trucking accident in Central Florida, you should schedule a consultation with an Orlando personal injury attorney such as James O. Cunningham as quickly as possible. Mr. Cunningham can protect your rights, explain your legal options and begin an immediate investigation into the accident that caused your injuries to build an effective case for you. If you have questions, call him today at 800-425-2004 to schedule your free consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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