One person died as a result of a recent fatal car accident that happened in Orlando Florida on State Road 230. The crash involved four vehicles and happened about two miles east of Starke on May 15. Three of the vehicles were stopped by a construction flagman on S.R. 230 when driver of the fourth vehicle, a Mack truck, reportedly didn’t notice that the cars were stopped. Consequently, the semi-truck rammed into the back of one vehicle, causing a fatal chain reaction. One person involved in the crash was pronounced dead at the scene, and two others were taken to a nearby hospital.
After the chain reaction collision, the vehicles stopped at the north shoulder of S.R. 230. The semi-truck was partially blocking the westbound lane of the road, which was shut down for approximately four hours following the car accident. The Florida Highway Patrol says that charges are still pending in the incident.
There is a possibility that driver of the semi-truck could face civil lawsuits in addition to any criminal charges that he may be charged with if the family of the man who died as the result of the accident chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him claiming that their loved one would not have died had it not been for his negligence. Likewise, the people who were injured in the accident may have the option of filing personal injury lawsuits against the driver, seeking compensation for their medical expenses, time missed from work and pain and suffering.
Personal injury lawyers may be able to help people who were injured in motor vehicle accidents or people whose family members died as a result of another driver’s negligence file their lawsuits in a timely manner. They may help them organize and present the evidence that proves their claims, allowing them to possibly receive compensation for their losses.
Source: News 4 Jax, “S.R. 230 reopens after fatal crash near Starke,” May 15, 2013