A north Florida man was seriously injured late Friday when a tractor-trailer making a left hand turn ran over his legs.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was sitting on the shoulder of a Suwannee County road when the semitrailer’s left rear tires ran over his legs.
The man was airlifted to a Gainesville hospital with serious injuries.
As of now, no charges have been filed.
Being hit or run over by a moving vehicle can result in serious injuries that have the ability to change your life forever. When a truck driver runs over a pedestrian, it is usually because they were speeding, intoxicated, distracted or fatigued. The Florida Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can thoroughly investigate the issues surrounding a run over accident. We have accident reconstructionists available to determine the exact cause of the accident as well as medical experts who can fully assess the cost of medical damages and expenses as well testify regarding pain and suffering. The amount of compensation you may be awarded depends on specific facts about the case, such as the severity of injuries, how the injuries have affected the victim’s life and how they will affect them in the future and the parties legally responsible for the accident.
When a pedestrian is struck by a commercial truck, several parties may be to blame for damages. Compensation for injuries or losses may include:
• Medical costs and rehabilitation
• Lost wages
• Future earnings
• Pain and suffering
• Emotional distress
• Disability and disfigurement
• Loss of enjoyment of life
No one expects to become the victim of a truck accident. When these unfortunate accidents do occur, you can feel confident in knowing that the Florida Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will do everything in our power to answer your questions, explain your rights and protect your future and the future of your family member’s. Before speaking with an insurance adjuster regarding your injuries or losses, it is important to first contact Whittel & Melton. While insurance companies may present what seems like a fair settlement offer, they do not have your best interests at heart.
If you were run over by a tractor-trailer and suffered injuries, or if you lost someone you love in a semi-truck accident, contact the Florida Truck Accident Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton online or call our Gainesville office at 352-264-7800. You can always reach us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).