A chain reaction crash involving a tractor-trailer in Boca Raton recently led to the shutdown of Interstate 95, South Florida's main thoroughfare, for many hours, according to a recent news story. A commercial truck apparently attempted to change lanes while traveling at a high rate of speed, but impacted another vehicle in the process. The collision resulted in a further crash with another vehicle. One of the vehicles involved in the chain reaction crash left the roadway and collided with a power line, which resulted in a fire. The commercial truck driver who started the chain reaction did not stop and might not have been aware of the devastation that he left in his wake. This serious crash is indicative of the type of accidents that might occur when a commercial truck driver is negligent.
Commercial trucks that are operated in a negligent manner may lead to horrific crashes. At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A., our Miami truck accident lawyers will work with our clients to get them the compensation that they need to deal with the long-term harm caused by their accident. Our attorneys have more than 120 years of collective experience in representing clients injured in South Florida truck accidents.
Commercial trucks can be involved in many types of accidents, but the size and weight of these vehicles frequently lead to successive impacts after an initial collision. A chain reaction crash involves three or more vehicles. One vehicle typically causes the initial collision that leads to the subsequent impacts, with driver negligence being the common culprit. In other words, the vehicle that initiates the crash often is found to be primarily liable for the resulting damages and harm. There are circumstances where a second or third vehicle is responsible for the crash, which may happen when traffic has stopped and a vehicle does not stop in response to the traffic in front of it.