The renegade driver of an 18-wheel truck suddenly cuts off a Fort Lauderdale worker forcing the utility van he was operating into the retaining wall on I-95 in Broward County, Florida. The accident was significant enough to cause the engine block to shift against the driver’s leg causing him to suffer injuries to his lower extremity.
If is not for the extraordinary contribution of a Good Samaritan the renegade truck driver, who immediately left the scene would have gone without responsibility.
Fortunately, for the victim this witness followed the truck for a great distance until they were able to identify the owner identity on the truck’s cab, so that the investigation could be turned over to Florida’s Highway Patrol.
Nevertheless when contacted by FHP, the owners of the truck vehemently denied their drivers involvement and quite discourteously refused to cooperate with the FHP’s investigation. In fact, the trucking company continues to ignore this matter and not only refused to accept service of process of a lawsuit but continues to refuse to cooperate with its defense attorneys assigned to it by their insurance carrier.
One can easily draw an opinion that the same indifference that caused the accident continues throughout the case in the defendant’s carelessness or lack of consideration to the well-being of others.
Fortunately there is a civil justice system in Broward County, Florida that allows victims to avail themselves to seek just compensation from liable wrong doers.
If you or anyone you care for has been a victim of a trucking accident please feel free to contact the Fort Lauderdale Florida trucking accident injury attorneys at the Schulman Law Group for further information.