Suing For A Florida Crash Involving Multiple Semi-Trucks
A crash involving one semi-truck is bad enough. But what if you were involved in a collision involving two semi-trucks? What about three? As crazy as this sounds, it’s actually more common than you might think. Semi-trucks often travel close to one another, especially since most of them travel on the same general routes. If you were involved in one of these crashes, you likely have serious injuries. So how can you get compensation for your medical expenses? What about your missed wages or emotional distress?
Three Semi-Trucks Collide on Florida Turnpike
On January 13th, it was reported that three semi-trucks had collided on the Florida Turnpike near Martin County. The collision left wreckage strewn across the roadway and required hours of work to resolve. The crash was caused by a 67-year-old trucker who failed to stop in time – causing him to rear-end another semi-truck that was stopped due to a traffic congestion. The semi that was struck then lurched forward, striking a third semi-truck in front. The 67-year-old trucker died from the impact, while the driver of the third semi-truck was hospitalized for minor injuries. This shows how common crashes involving multiple semi-trucks truly are.
After an accident involving numerous semi-trucks, the first step is to determine where fault lies. One semi-truck might have instigated the entire crash, and the responsibility may fall entirely on that trucker’s shoulders. On the other hand, multiple truckers may have committed acts of negligence. The only way to determine where fault lies is to examine the situation closely with the help of a personal injury attorney. Police records may also be of assistance, and you might even have the chance to review dashcam footage from vehicles that were involved.
Florida is a “comparative negligence” state, which means that multiple drivers can share fault for the same accident. Perhaps most crucially, you can sue even if you were also partly to blame for the accident. There is no limitation to this rule in Florida, and you can even sue if you were 99% responsible for your own injuries! However, this usually isn’t worth it, as you would only receive 1% of your settlement.
At the end of the day, a crash involving multiple vehicles is inherently more complicated than a crash involving only two vehicles. That said, you should still have the ability to recover compensation for your injuries with relative ease.
Where Can I Find a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?
If you’ve been searching for a qualified, experienced Orlando personal injury attorney, look no further than Payer Law. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs – including those who have suffered tremendous injuries in semi-truck accidents. We know how serious these collisions can be, and we’re ready to guide you towards the compensation you deserve. Book your consultation today and avoid issues with the statute of limitations.