A Florida man was tragically killed when two trucks recently collided on I-75 near Wildwood, yet another reminder of the risk that big rigs pose to everyone on the road.
A 31-year-old man from Spring Hill was killed in the crash, which happened in late July, According to Villages News. He was driving a tractor-trailer truck and failed to slow for traffic before rear-ending another truck, the news outlet reports.
Both trucks overturned in the median near Exit 321, snarling traffic in both directions.
The Spring Hill man was injured when his vehicle reportedly burst into flames. The driver of the second truck, a 69-year-old from Dade City, escaped his vehicle uninjured.
The tragic accident highlights the serious hazards that come with getting on the road with big tractor-trailers and other trucks.
Trucks’ sheer size and the speed at which they regularly travel make truck accidents often severe. These collisions regularly result in serious injuries and even death, along with significant vehicle damage.
That is not to mention that truck drivers are routinely pushed to the brink by their employers, leading to fatigue that increases the risk of a collision. Some trucking companies additionally cut corners on inspection and maintenance, making accidents all the more likely.
Injured in a Truck Accident? Know Your Rights
Anyone who is injured in a truck accident or other crash in Florida has the right to seek compensation from those responsible for the collision. That includes negligent drivers, as well as their employers, vehicle and equipment manufacturers and others, depending on the situation.
The money damages typically available in these cases - including for medical bills, missed wages, property damage and any long-term reduction in earning capacity - are designed to put the injured person back in the financial position that he or she was in before the collision. Although no amount of money can undo a crash, it can help ease some of the financial strain that can come with being injured in an accident.
To obtain compensation, you generally have to be able to prove liability. A seasoned personal injury attorney can help.
Talk with a Villages Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car, bike, truck, golf cart or other accident in Florida, it is vital that you seek legal advice and assistance. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve and hold those responsible for the crash fully accountable.
Villages accident attorney Tim Babiarz has been fighting for people injured in truck crashes and other accidents for more than two decades. Tim is a tenacious litigator dedicated to helping people get the full money damages available under the law.
At Babiarz Law Firm, we are proud to represent clients in the Villages and throughout the area, including Ocala, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Wildwood, Summerfield and beyond. Call (352) 205-7559 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Villages accident attorney.