Oakland Park, Florida – A truck accident yesterday resulted in the closing of the exit ramp on southbound Interstate 95 at Oakland Park Boulevard yesterday because of a diesel fuel spill.
The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating to determine what caused a tractor trailer to jack-knife on the I-95 ramp, although no injuries were reported.
While this tractor-trailer accident was not an “injury crash”, most do result in catastrophic injury or death. This is primarily because these large commercial semi trucks can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. That is often 20 to 30 times heavier than the passenger car involved in the collision. A typical passenger car weighing approximately 3000 pounds is just no match for one of these eighteen wheelers or “big rigs”.
Approximately 400,000 large truck accidents occur in the U.S each year. The Miami personal injury lawyers at our law firm handle serious injury and wrongful death cases arising out of truck accidents throughout the state of Florida.
Truck accident cases are more difficult to litigate than the average car accident case. Indeed, there are State and Federal laws which regulate the trucking industry.
Our truck accident lawyers work with the top expert witnesses in the fields of trucking safety, accident reconstruction, civil engineering and human factors to prove liability in these complex cases. For a free consultation, contact one of our Florida injury lawyers today.