Jacksonville Crash Proves Fatal
A 49-year-old man from Kingsland, Georgia was killed in a Florida truck accident when his car slammed into the back of a semi-truck. According to a First Coast News report, the fatal accident happened on Interstate 95, near the Jacksonville International Airport.
It’;s unclear what caused the semi truck to slow down, or if the driver of the Accord had a reasonable amount of time to avoid the collision.
A significant number of rear-end collisions are the direct result of negligence on the part of the driver in the rear vehicle. It’;s common for drivers to fail to leave enough space or to drive while distracted and not notice changes in traffic conditions before it is too late. But, there are circumstances in which the rear-driver isn’;t at-fault.
The driver of a vehicle that is rear-ended can be held at least partially responsible for a crash if they:
- Turn into traffic without yielding the right of way
- Brake suddenly and forcefully
- Make a dangerous lane change without yielding to approaching traffic
- Behave erratically while distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Whenever there is a fatal rear-end collision, it’;s crucial for the victim’;s family to work with investigators. It may be possible to prove that the front driver at least shared responsibility for the accident. If the other driver’s negligence contributed to the crash financial support may be available for the family’;s tragic loss.
A wrongful death claim against a dangerous driver can result in financial support for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost future wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages. A Florida truck accident attorney can review your case, work with investigators and help get you the support you need.
Farah & Farah can help. You can reach us at (800) 533-3555.