Florida Injury Attorney: Nassau County Truck Accident Kills One

A truck driver was killed in a Nassau County truck accident on December 18 on U.S. 31 that involved several vehicles. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck driver was stopped in his Freightliner in a line of vehicles heading northbound on the highway when a loaded log truck hit him from behind. The Freightliner driver was killed in the accident, and the driver of the log truck suffered serious injuries.

The rear-end collision set off a chain reaction involving five more vehicles. The victim’s Freightliner drove into a tractor-trailer in front of him, which hit a car in front of it, which then hit the rear of an SUV, who then hit another car. The final car was pushed into another lane where it hit the front of a semi-truck. Only minor injuries were reported from others involved in the accident.

At the time of this report, it is unclear why the log truck struck the back of the Freightliner, and no charges have been filed.

When truck drivers are negligent or reckless on the road, they can cause dangerous accidents and seriously injure other motorists. Injuries from Florida truck accidents can leave victims paralyzed or with missing limbs, and, unfortunately, these accidents are sometimes fatal. Our Florida injury lawyers understand the relevant laws that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set for truck drivers and trucking companies, and we can fight to get the fair compensation you deserve if you have been injured in a truck accident.

We recently settled a case for an 18-year-old client that suffered severe burns to his body after he drove across an intersection and underneath a tractor-trailer. His vehicle caught fire upon impact. Our Florida injury attorneys settled his case at a court ordered mediation for $640,000. Call our office today to discuss your case. We are ready to fight for you.

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