Although residents of South Florida were not experiencing the winter weather that led to the pile-up, most people saw news reports about the massive accident involving approximately 100 vehicles on an ice and snow covered road in Michigan in early January. Although these weather conditions are not likely to be present here anytime soon, the danger of a multi-vehicle accident involving semi-trucks is very real for drivers traveling throughout the region. Just recently, three tractor-trailers were involved in a chain-reaction accident where the driver of the third truck could not stop, resulting in serious injuries for one driver. If there had been a passenger vehicle involved in the pile-up, the results could have been even more tragic.
Vehicle collisions involving large trucks nearly always result in one or more people being seriously injured because of the size and weight of the trucks. The recovery process for these victims is long and arduous. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a truck accident, the skilled Miami truck accident lawyers at Greenberg Stone and Urbano will work to obtain the compensation that you need to move forward from the accident. Our dedicated attorneys have more than 130 years of collective experience in representing truck accident victims successfully.
The multiple truck crash that occurred on Interstate 95 in Johns County involved a FedEx truck that collided with another vehicle in late January 2015. The cause of the accident was still under investigation, according to the news report. The driver of one of the trucks involved in the initial impact was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, the driver of a third truck was unable to stop in time after seeing the crash and struck one of the trucks, compounding the severity of the initial crash. Part of the reason for the third vehicle’s inability to stop in time was attributed to the fact that the accident occurred at 5:00 AM and the driver of the third truck could not see the accident until it was too late. The road was blocked by debris from the accident for some time after the wreck and several lanes of I-95 remained closed for hours. This type of crash is a real danger for drivers who travel the roadways throughout South Florida.
If there is a multi-vehicle accident involving tractor-trailers and passenger vehicles, the much smaller cars can be crushed during the collision. This may happen when the truck jack-knifes and wedges the car between the cab and the trailer or two trailers if it is a multi-trailer truck. In addition, a car can get pushed under the carriage of the trailer, resulting in a shearing off or collapse of the top part of the vehicle. Occupants of a car that is involved in an under-ride or under-carriage collision frequently suffer devastating, if not fatal, injuries. Even a car that is rear-ended by a truck that subsequently is hit by another vehicle can be crushed, especially if there is a vehicle in front of the car before the impact. Injuries resulting from this type of multi-truck crash can alter a person’s life forever.
Greenberg Stone and Urbano Advocates for Truck Accident Victims
There are hundreds of thousands of vehicle accidents around the country every year, but when that crash involves a tractor-trailer or other commercial truck, the injuries can be horrific. Many times, a person never can resume the life he led before the accident. Compensation is necessary to cover medical treatments, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Miami truck accident law firm of Greenberg Stone and Urbano has spent more than 30 years acquiring the skills and knowledge to get victims of this type of crash the compensation that they deserve. We have earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating that a firm can receive. In addition, the Miami Herald has voted us one of South Florida’s top-rated law firms. Call us at (888) 499-9700 or (305) 595-2400 or visit our website to schedule an appointment so that we can fight for you.