The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed with a pick up truck is dead. According to nj.com, an eighteen-wheeler carrying roof trusses on a flatbed trailer broadsided a pick up truck at an intersection controlled by stop signs, subsequently jackknifing into a tree and catching fire. The Fire Department had to be called to the scene to put out the fire, but by the time they arrived, it was too late for the truck driver.
Eighteen Wheeler Was Speeding
According to Linda Hagan, an eyewitness who was traveling behind the tractor-trailer, the commercial truck was traveling “super fast” when it passed her and that she lost sight of it as it went over a hill. Ms. Hagan continued saying that upon reaching the top of the hill, she found that the truck had struck a tree and was on fire.
Delivery Schedule Too Tight?
An investigation to determine the causes of this accident is still underway and it is therefore too early to place blame. However, given our many years of experience handling commercial truck accident cases, we cannot help but wonder whether the delivery schedule set by the trucking company played a role in this case. Time and again we have seen trucking companies create the circumstances that prompt these drivers’ to drive too fast by setting delivery schedules that cannot be met unless the truckers break the rules.
Trucking companies whose drivers operate their vehicles in such negligent manners are liable for the damages, injuries and deaths that they cause. These trucking companies and their insurance companies promptly send their investigators to the scene of the accident and these investigators collect evidence that could otherwise be lost and even interview witnesses while the events in question are still fresh in their minds. Victims and close relatives of victims should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling this kind of cases and not allow these trucking companies and their insurance carriers benefit from the victim’s inaction. You should have qualified lawyers and investigators working equally hard for you. Maybe the lawyers of Greenberg Stone and Urbano can help.
The Lawyers of Greenberg Stone and Urbano Can Help
With more than 67 years of combined professional experience handling truck accident cases, the lawyers of Greenberg Stone and Urbano have seen how trucking companies set unreasonable delivery schedules that force their truckers to drive faster than they should, all in the name of profit.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you should immediately contact a law firm experienced in handling these cases. Throughout the years, the Miami Dade County Truck Accidents Law Offices of Greenberg Stone and Urbano have represented many clients involved in traffic fatalities, traumatic brain injuries and serious personal injuries. For more details on the commercial truck accident cases handled by our firm over the years, please visit the Notable Cases section of our website.
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