A crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck on I-95 has left a woman dead. The incident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Hollywood Boulevard. According to Florida Highway troopers, a female driver somehow veered to the right out of her lane, causing her to hit a wall. She then bounced back and hit the side of a semi-truck. The force of the impact ejected her from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crashes Involving Semi-Trucks
When tractor-trailers are involved in an accident, it usually results in serious injury and/or death. Statistics show that 3,602 people died in large truck crashes in 2013, and 67 percent of these victims were occupants of passenger vehicles rather than of the large truck.
When a victim is injured in a semi-truck accident, there is a chance he or she may have grounds to seek compensation for their injuries. Tractor trailers, their drivers and their owners are heavily regulated by federal and state law. That means that if the driver or company violated any regulation, they may have been acting negligently. For example, if a truck driver was overworked and not following the law on the number of consecutive hours he or she is permitted to drive, the driver and company could be held liable if “impairment” causes an accident.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by a semi-truck, act quickly and speak with the personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Bernstein & Maryanoff in Miami. We have the experience, skill and resources to help you build a solid personal injury case.
How Much Money is my Semi-Truck Accident Worth?
The amount of compensation you are able to recover in a semi-truck crash case depends on several factors. Your truck accident attorney will represent you with the insurance company to attempt to negotiate a fair settlement. We will use valuable evidence to show negligence on the driver or company’s part.
If the insurance company fails to agree to a fair settlement, we can take your case to court and represent you before a judge or jury. We are here for you each step of the way, from filing your claim to representing you in court. The team at Bernstein & Maryanoff understands how complicated personal injury cases can be, especially when they involve a large company. We want you to focus on your recovery while we focus on fighting for your compensation. Give us a call today to set up your free initial consultation.