As South Floridians attempt to pick back up from where they left off before the COVID-19 virus forced the state into issuing a stay at home order, more and more truck collisions are being reported. On May 8th, WFLX reported that a semi and pickup truck collided on I-95 causing major traffic delays. The news source says the incident occurred in West Palm Beach, not too far from Fort Lauderdale, and resulted in one woman having to be flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center.
The female driver whose name was not disclosed was said to be in critical, but stable condition. It took officials nearly four hours after the accident occurred to get the lanes cleared and back open.
Accident Involving Two Trucks Leaves One Man Dead and Another Severely Injured
About a week later, The CW 34 reported on a fatal truck collision that occurred during the early morning hours on May 14th that involved a food truck and a dump truck. The incident happened on the Florida Turnpike in Martin County in the southbound lanes at mile marker 128. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said that a truck crashed into the rear of another truck causing both to overturn. The source said that a 58-year-old from West Palm Beach was transported to an area hospital after suffering serious injuries and a 27-year-old man from New Port Richie suffered fatal injuries.
Given the severity of the incident, officials had to shut down the southbound lanes for more than six hours.
What should my next step be if I was involved in a truck accident in Fort Lauderdale, FL and suffered injuries?
If you haven’t already contacted a Fort Lauderdale, FL truck accident attorney, now would be a good time to call Madalon Law. Because most truck collisions tend to be serious in nature, victims often find themselves having to live a challenging life due to the injuries they suffered. Whether you suffered a back, neck, or another type of injury, you will likely need ongoing medical care that could last for months or even years, and you need to be sure you are able to afford it.
With that said, if a negligent truck driver in Fort Lauderdale, FL was responsible for causing the accident and you would like help recovering compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, then it’s time you contact Madalon Law. The truck accident attorneys at this firm will not only explain what your legal rights are in the matter, but they will help you each step of the way as they aid you in recovering the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.
You can reach Madalon Law at:
100 N. Federal Highway, #CU5
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301