Early Thursday, a tractor-trailer traveling north on US-27 near I-75 in Western Broward County crashed into the rear of two parked cars killing two young occupants of the vehicles and injuring several more. The injured people were taken to Broward General Medical Center in serious condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with these people and there families.
The truck accident closed northbound traffic on US-27 for more than six hours. US-27 is a North-South highway that stretches from Indiana to Miami and serves as one of the busiest trucking corridors in the country. Truck accidents and tractor-trailer accidents occur on US-27 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County nearly every day.
Early Investigation is Essential
All truck accidents require a careful and thorough investigation immeidately after the accident takes place. Trucking companies and their insurance carriers have nearly unlimted resources that they put to use right away. Important evidence such as skid marks, road debris and witness accounts need to be analyzed, usually by a traffic reconstruction expert. Sometimes, an attorney will even make efforts to retain vehicles involved in the crash, as they also may contain crucial evidence as to how the impact occurred and the physcial force that would have been put on the victim. Delays in gahering this evidence could result in its being tainted or even vanishing.
There are specific federal and state laws that apply to commercial motor vehicles that could have great impact in a truck accident case. Truck accidents can be caused by driver negligence, such as driving too fast or for too many hours. They can also be caused by truck company negligence, such as not properly training or qualifying drivers.
For more information on truck accident cases, contact the Palm Beach Truck Accident Lawyers Greenberg, Stone & Urbano for a free consultation.