After a wreck occurs, there may be many blanks regarding how the incident took place. Because car and truck accidents can often have serious outcomes, such as fatalities, finding answers may be crucial. Additionally, determining what steps to take after such an event may be challenging for surviving families of victims. However, filing a wrongful death claim could be prudent to consider.
A recent accident that took place in Florida reportedly involved a semi-truck and a car. The crash occurred at an intersection and caused roads to be closed in the north and south directions. Details on how the accident took place were few, but it was reported that a car traveling north ended up underneath the semi-truck and sustained heavy damage.
The driver of the car suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead an the accident site. There was a passenger in the car who was transported to an area trauma center. That individual’s condition was not known at the time of the report. The semi-truck driver did not suffer any injuries in the incident. Authorities were continuing to investigate.
The injured passenger and the family of the deceased driver may have cause to file civil claims against the truck driver and trucking company, if the truck driver is considered at fault. Personal injury and wrongful death claims could help those interested parties gain compensation for damages permitted under Florida law. Individuals who have been similarly affected by truck accidents may wish to consider such legal options and determine whether they would like to pursue this type of action.
Source: NBC Miami, “1 Killed in Crash Involving Semi Truck That Shut Down US-1 in Southwest Miami-Dade“, Nov. 29, 2016