Here in Florida, we see a fair amount of truck accidents on our highways. However, it's not always the tractor trailers that cause the damage. Even the drivers of smaller pickup trucks can cause significant truck accidents, resulting in serious injuries or even death.
This was the case of one fifty-six-year-old man, who crashed his Chevy Avalanche in Edgewater a few weeks ago. Fortunately, there were no other vehicles involved in the crash, according to an article in the Orlando Sentinel. The accident occurred when the driver crossed the median and drove into the northbound lanes. His vehicle struck a sign, and then it also hit a concrete drain as well as a palm tree.
Responders on the scene took the driver of the truck to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. The details as to why the accident occurred are unclear, however, there are many reasons these types of crashes happen.
Some automobile or truck accidents are the result of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. Others occur because of distracted driving, or because the driver is driving recklessly for another reason. Regardless of the cause, this accident could have had much more devastating consequences, as many of them do.
As your Martin County personal injury attorney, we have seen many accidents that resulted in the deaths or serious injuries of innocent people. Whether those individuals are bystanders, pedestrians, or passengers in another vehicle, those accidents are tragic. Even if a victim survives, there is often a period of a few months to a few years of rehabilitation time that's needed to heal. The result is a tremendous financial burden for the victim and the family, not to mention the pain that's suffered during that time.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a truck or automobile accident, you need the services of a qualified and experience personal injury attorney. The right attorney will fight hard to get you what you deserve. For more information, contact us today.