Monday night, a tire came separated from the axle of the trailer portion of a tractor-trailer traveling on I-95 in Volusia County caused a fatal accident when a car traveling behind the truck struck the tire. In addition to the fatality, two people suffered personal injuries in the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Volusia County is located about one hour south of Jacksonville, Florida.
This is an unfortunate and unnecessary trucking accident. Most likely, either the company performing maintenance on the truck failed to properly secure the tire to the axle or the owner of the truck failed to have the truck properly maintained and inspected.
In either case, the persons suffering injuries or the family members of the deceased person have the right to seek compensation. Through this process, they can get many of their questions answered. Why did the tire come off of the truck? Who was responsible for maintaining the truck? When was the last time the truck tire had been serviced or inspected? The state of Florida may or may not get to the bottom of these important questions.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as a result of a trucking or car accident, please contact our Jacksonville truck accident lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation.