Florida Just Saw An Insane Number Of Deadly Semi-Truck Accidents
It’s no secret that semi-truck accidents can be extremely dangerous. The bad news is that these accidents don’t show any sign of slowing down in Florida, and within the past few days alone there have been numerous deaths and serious injuries due to semi-truck accidents. For too long, victims have been crying out for decisive action to improve trucker safety – but new victims are created each week. But what can you do if you have experienced serious injuries due to a semi-truck accident in Florida? What if you have lost a loved one due to a fatal crash? Can you sue?
Semi-Truck Accident in Ocala Claims One Victim
On February 22nd of 2023, it was reported that a semi-truck accident in Ocala had claimed the life of one victim. Although she was rushed to a nearby hospital, she did not survive her injuries. According to the Ocala Police Department, the semi-truck started “blasting its horns” while approaching an intersection. The truck then proceeded to move through a red light, striking the victim’s vehicle and causing catastrophic injuries.
Deadly Semi-Truck Fire Reported in Nassau County
On February 23rd, it was reported that a semi-truck had gone up in flames after swerving off the road and colliding with a group of trees. The resulting fire then claimed the life of the trucker inside. Although this was certainly a tragedy, no one else was hurt by the fire. It may have been that the trucker fell asleep behind the wheel or became distracted – a common occurrence in the industry.
Motorcyclist Struck and Killed by Semi-Truck in St. Petersburg
On March 2nd, a motorcyclist was struck and killed by a semi-truck while crossing the Sunshine Skyway Bridge near St. Petersburg. Initially, the motorcyclist rear-ended an SUV and was thrown from his bike. Next, he was run over by a semi-truck. The implication here is that the semi-truck was following too closely. This is a common issue – especially when you consider the fact that semi-trucks have extremely long braking distances.
Multiple Injuries and Deaths Reported in Miami Semi-Truck Explosion
Semi-truck explosions represent some of the worst accidents in this overall category. On February 21st, two deaths and three injuries were reported after a semi-truck exploded in Miami. The first explosion came from what appears to be a fuel tanker truck, and this caused a chain reaction that led to two other vehicles igniting and exploding.
Where Can I Find a Qualified, Experienced Semi-Truck Attorney in Florida?
If you’ve been searching for an Orlando personal injury attorney you can rely on, choose Payer Law. We know how common these devastating truck accidents have become in Florida – and we’re standing by to assist victims in their journeys towards justice. We know how important it is to get the compensation you need for medical expenses, missed wages, and other damages. Book your consultation today and immediately get started with an effective action plan.