Port Charlotte Truck Accident Injures Two
Two people were injured in a Port Charlotte truck accident on December 2 when a dump truck crashed into their vehicles. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a dump truck was heading southbound on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with West Tarpon Boulevard. The truck failed to notice that two cars ahead had stopped for emergency vehicles that were proceeding through the intersection. The dump truck struck one of the vehicles, pushing it into the other vehicle in front of it. Both drivers of the non-emergency vehicles were treated for injuries.
The dump truck spilled 100 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway, according to authorities. The driver of the dump truck was not injured in the accident and was charged with careless driving.
When truck drivers are negligent, serious truck accidents can occur, causing serious injuries to all those involved. Large commercial trucks are incredibly heavy and dangerous vehicles that typically cannot stop quickly enough to avoid collisions when truck drivers are not paying attention to the road. Our Florida injury attorneys recently settled a case for a 75-year-old client that was stopped at a traffic light when a semi-truck driver who did not notice he had stopped slammed into the back of his vehicle. Our client suffered injuries to his upper and lower back that required several epidural injections. The personal injury lawyers at Dell & Schaefer fought for our client and settled for $100,000 to compensate for his pain and suffering.
If you have been injured due to a negligent truck driver, you do not have to fight for compensation alone. Let us help you today. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our Florida injury attorneys.