According to witnesses, on December 10, 2010 a semi-truck was travelling at a high rate of speed on US 27 in Weston, Florida when it rear-ended a vehicle with several teenagers inside. Three of the teens died following the crash. The witness said, “What had happened, that semi-truck had come at tremendous speed. That black car looked like it was at the side of the road, broken down.”
The police were investigating the crash to determine fault.
Trucking accidents in Weston, FL are common in US 27 and on other “trucking” roads throughout South Florida. South Florida Truck Accident Attorneys can handle the investigation and civil prosecution of these cases. When a catastrophic accident like this happens, it is important to investigate the facts, secure witness testimony and gather evidence which could disappear over time. In a wrongful death case caused by a tractor trailer where there is a dispute over how the accident happened, an accident reconstructionist may also be necessary to help determine fault.
Trucking companies often have attorneys and claims representatives trained to begin preparing to defend their actions following the accident. Families should consider hiring a Florida Wrongful Death Attorney to protect those who may have rights on behalf of the deceased children.
Florida Tractor Trailer Accidental Death Claims
Accident claims following an accidental death like the crash on US 27 may be quite complex, with several insurance companies and insurance policies applicable. For example, there may be claims under the PIP policy for medical bills or funeral expenses, underinsured motorist claims if the trucking companies insurance is not sufficient, medical payment coverage claims for the portion of the medical bills not covered by PIP, liability coverage from the trucking company, health insurance for medical bills in excess of the PIP and/or Medical Payments, health insurance subrogation claims, medical payment coverage subrogation claims, and possibly other insurance claims. This is not exclusive. There are several policies which must be coordinated to try and make sure the families are not out of pocket any money and are adequately compensated for their emotional pain and suffering and loss of their children.
If you lost a loved one in a Tractor Trailer Accident in Florida, including in Weston, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or any other Florida city, you should consult with a Florida Tractor Trailer Accident Attorney as soon as possible.
For more information or to see if you have a case, please feel free to call us at (888) 99-VICTIM. That’s (888) 998-4284.