Tampa, FL (October 23, 2022) – A serious auto accident involving a semi-truck happened on the morning of October 19 in Tampa. The wreck was reported to officials in the area at around 7:27 a.m.
Reports indicate the accident occurred on I-75 near Big Bend Road. What caused the incident to occur remains under police investigation at this time.
At least one person sustained injuries in the auto accident, according to information provided by local officials. Paramedics treated those with injuries at the crash site and transported them to local hospitals as necessary.
The roadway was blocked and extensive traffic delays resulted. Police urged local drivers to utilize different routes of travel for the time being.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this truck accident in Tampa. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Truck Collisions in Florida
More than 11 million semi-trucks are registered In the US that transport potentially dangerous loads and materials. When a semi-truck and a passenger car are involved in a crash, the likelihood of a fatality occurring is approximately ten times higher than a crash involving two passenger cars, according to information provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
After being involved in a crash with a semi, you should immediately seek medical care. Additionally, before you speak to the insurance company, you should call a truck crash lawyer who is experienced in personal injury cases of this nature. You may be eligible for financial compensation for the losses and damages you face. Financial compensation can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
Accidents involving semi-trucks are often more injurious and violent simply due to the fact that 18-wheelers are about 20 to 30 times heavier than the average passenger car. Some common types of personal injuries that can result from a car vs semi accident include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
In Florida, Rebein Law helps victims of semi-truck accidents, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients are able to financially recover. We work hard to hold trucking firms and drivers accountable for their actions when they cause accidents that injure innocent drivers. In many situations, the trucking company’s negligence was what led to the accident and any injuries that followed.
Call Attorney Paul Rebein at 813-305-7285 right away to set up a meeting with a skilled truck accident attorney in Tampa.
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Disclaimer: The purpose of this post is to inform our readers about the dangers of driving and to provide information for people who are injured in an accident in Florida. This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information provided is intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.