On July 31, 2022, an 80-year-old woman from Brandon died in an accident with a tractor-trailer near US 301 and Payne Road in Dade City. The driver of the semi-truck was a 65-year-old man from Georgia. The driver of the truck did not suffer a personal injury. Florida Highway Patrol stated that they are currently investigating the accident and have not released any details about the cause of the event.
A Look At Trucking Accidents
Trucking accidents are always serious events. In most cases, these accidents result in fatalities or catastrophic injuries for the people in the smaller passenger vehicle. Those passengers with injuries often face large medical bills and long recovery periods. Trucking accidents are complex cases because they involve both federal and state laws. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, contact the attorneys at Kemp Ruge and Green Law Group.
Other areas of law may also become involved depending on the circumstances surrounding the trucking accident. There may be a need for criminal defense if any drivers were under the influence during the accident or someone was an unlicensed driver.
You may need to file property insurance claims if the personal property was damaged during the accident or if the commercial property was damaged because of the event. Third parties not directly involved in the accident may need to file a claim because their property is also damaged.
Because trucking accidents are such complex matters, it will always be beneficial to have legal representation when filing a claim for compensation. Kemp Ruge and Green Law Group is a full-service law firm offering services for personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and property insurance claims. Call Kemp Ruge and Green Law Group and schedule a free consultation today if you have been injured in a trucking accident.