As the economy in the United States continues to grow and expand, commercial trucks like tractor-trailers continue to be an absolute necessity to ship goods and merchandise throughout the country. Most Florida motorists know that they will likely encounter tractor-trailers anytime they venture out onto major highways and interstates here, but this does not make these massive trucks any less intimidating. Tractor-trailers are massive, so any accident with them has a higher chance of being serious or fatal.
Details of recent truck accident
Recently near Tallahassee, a driver was injured after a tractor-trailer crashed into his pickup truck and overturned. The accident happened during the morning hours along the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 198. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a tractor-trailer veered out of the travel lane and struck a pickup truck on the shoulder of the roadway.
Reportedly, the tractor-trailer was hauling several vehicles which spilled off the truck in the collision. Authorities said the driver of the pickup truck was seriously injured and taken to an area hospital for treatment. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The crash took several hours to clear and is currently being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.
What to do in the aftermath
Roadways across the state of Florida are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks. Unfortunately, truck drivers are not always as careful as they should be. Those in Florida who suffer injuries or loss due to negligence in truck accidents may want to discuss the matter with an experienced attorney. A successful claim could result in financial relief to recover lost wages and other documented monetary losses.