Florida Truck Accident Attorney Gains Significant Recovery for Recent I-95 Truck Accident Case

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September 21, 2015
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Leading Miami Lawyer Describes Experience Handling Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Semi truck accidents can cause untold amounts of devastation, injury and wrongful death. Listen to truck accident attorney Joe Kalbac recalling a recent fatal truck accident case he handled that resulted in a horrible tragedy on I-95 in Florida, which he fought to make right by using his truck accident investigation resources and knowledge of trucking law. If you have any questions regarding your own truck crash case, you can speak to an experienced truck accident lawyer by calling Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400 or by filling out our online case review form. We have an office location near Miami ready to serve nationwide victims and the families affected by devastating trucking accidents.

Video Transcription:

Let me tell you about one trucking accident case that I handled that resulted in a very significant recovery for the family. There were five surviving children. Their parents came across a truck that had stopped in the right through-lane of I-95. This particular driver in the truck was underage for the age limit that this truck could be driven. He didn’t know where he was going. He was tired. It was 6:00 a.m. in the morning. It was dark. He pulls over to the emergency lane. Unfortunately, he wasn’t in the emergency lane. He shut down his tractor-trailer in the right through-lane of I-95. Fortunately, at that point in time, my clients, who were in a minivan, saw that this person had stopped and they were trying to change lanes to the left. They were 283 feet behind them when all of a sudden, without any warning, they were rear-ended from behind at 68 miles an hour by another commercial truck. They were pushed into the back of this vehicle, and it wasn’t discovered that they were actually involved in the vehicle, that a van was in between these two tractor-trailers, until somebody discovered one of the decedents. Our investigation involved both the front truck and the qualifications of that particular driver, and through our investigation, we found out that he wasn’t legally entitled to drive that particular vehicle. He had been up all night, had about one to two hours’ sleep. That was a very sad case. If you need more information, call me, Joe Kalbac, or Colson Hicks Eidson at 305-476-7400, or you can visit our website at Colson.com.