Dumptruck Overturns in Crash
Three people have been injured after a crash involving a dump truck and at least one other vehicle last week.
According to authorities, the accident happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wiles and Godfrey Road in Coral Springs. The dump truck was overturned on its side and debris consisting of roofing and construction materials spilled onto the roadway and the median.
Three people who were injured in the crash were transported to an area hospital. One was listed with moderate injuries while the other two injured in the accident were listed with minor injuries. The names of the injured were not released.
The accident is still currently under investigation.
Many factors can play into the cause of an accident like this one such as reckless driving, improper driver training, mechanical failures, unsecured loads, or a driver that is over-fatigued or overworked.
Dump trucks are considered to be heavy-duty vehicles. Because of the nature of debris and building materials that are carried in such vehicles, accidents involving them can be very serious or even deadly.
Often, the driver of a dump truck is required to get a special license if the truck is very large. Such licenses involve being able to handle various aspects of these vehicles and requires rigorous testing before the license is granted. Even with such a license, there is no guarantee that there is any less a chance of an accident.
If you or a loved one has been involved in and suffered as the result of an accident involving a heavy work truck such as a dump or other heavy truck, give our offices a call. Before you agree to sign anything or accept any kind of settlement, give our offices a call. We will match you with one of our experienced lawyers.
Our attorneys will be sure to carefully listen to all of the details of your specific case. From there, they can give you a number of options and offer suggestions on how you can get the most in terms of financial compensation. Such compensation can help defray the costs that arise after any injuries, damages, pain and suffering or time off the job when you’ve been hurt. You deserve to be justly compensated for your losses. Your initial consultation and legal analysis with our attorneys is always free and without obligation.