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Rear-end collision between two trucks in Florida injures 3

A collision in Florida between two box trucks provides a glimpse into some of the legal considerations that must be made when and if those who have been injured in the accident contemplate filing a lawsuit.

In the recent accident, one truck had exited an interstate freeway and was stopped at a traffic light when a second box truck hit it from behind. The second truck was evidently traveling with sufficient speed that the driver’s injuries were serious enough to require air transportation to a hospital.

Two other people who were involved in the accident were also injured. It is not clear if the two victims were in one of the trucks or elsewhere on the scene, but both required hospitalization and were taken by ambulance.

There are several issues to consider in this accident -- and others like it -- that may have a bearing on any possible negligence-based lawsuit. These factors could include speed, reckless driving or even negligent maintenance of the second truck that may have contributed to its failure to stop before the accident. It is also possible that the driver of the second truck was impaired, distracted or otherwise prevented from being able to stop and avoid a crash.

Depending on the results of an investigation, there may be grounds for the injured parties to pursue a legal claim. An attorney can help victims take legal action against a negligent party. In accidents involving commercial trucks, it may be the driver, his or her employer or other parties that are liable.

Rear-end truck accidents frequently arise as the result of negligence of some kind, be it an act or an omission on the part of the rear-ending driver or others. If negligence is found, then an attorney for the victims may help them to secure compensation for their physical injuries as well as property damages and possibly even exemplary damages.

Source: WTSP, "Accident shuts down I-4 exit ramp," July 5, 2014

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