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Florida truck accident causes semi driver to suffer injuries

When a driver is operating a vehicle with equipment that is not in working order, the driver as well as other travelers are placed at risk. For instance, if a vehicle's brake lights do not work, a car or truck accident could easily take place. This type of accident could lead to serious outcomes, and individuals could end up suffering harm.

Such an incident recently took place in Florida and resulted in one driver's injuries. Reports stated that the crash took place between two semi-trucks on Interstate 10. Apparently, one truck began to slow, but because of improperly working equipment on the truck, a second truck traveling behind the first did not see the first truck slowing down. The second truck then collided with the first and rolled off the road as a result.

The driver of the second semi became trapped for approximately an hour as emergency crews worked to rescue him. They were able to free the 52-year-old man, and he was transported from the scene with serious injuries. The driver of the first truck received a citation from authorities for faulty equipment.

The man injured in this serious truck accident may feel grateful to have survived the ordeal. However, his injuries could still present numerous physical and financial challenges, and as a result, he may wish to consider seeking compensation from the driver considered at fault. Information on workers' compensation benefits and personal injury litigation in Florida may help him better understand this option and how it could potentially help him when it comes to pursuing restitution for damages.

Source: mypanhandle.com, "Semi-Truck Driver Trapped for Hour in Rollover Wreck", Sept. 4, 2017

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