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Three Killed in Clermont Crash Involving Asphalt Truck

 

In Lake County, Florida, a collision involving an asphalt truck resulted in three people dead. The triple fatal wreck happened around 5:35 a.m. on State Road 33 at Bakers Lane in Clermont. According to a crash report, a Chevrolet Silverado traveling south on SR-33 entered the northbound lane and hit the front left of a semitruck, causing the semi to overturn. The pickup then hit an asphalt truck that was traveling behind the semi. Troopers said the impact caused the asphalt truck to run off the road and crash into trees before overturning.

The pickup truck driver, a 21-year-old woman, and her two passengers, a 50-year-old woman and 59-year-old man, all from Mascotte, died in the wreck. At Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, the two other drivers were taken  with non-life-threatening injuries.

What caused the accident is still under investigation. The incident highlights the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of following traffic laws to prevent accidents. It is essential to always prioritize safety on the road and avoid risky behaviors that can put yourself and others in danger.

Truck accidents can have catastrophic consequences, resulting in devastating injuries, significant property damage, and even fatalities. If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck accident, it is crucial to work with an experienced truck accident attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and protect your rights. Let’s explore some of the top reasons why you want a truck accident attorney on your side following a crash:

  • Specialized knowledge: Since truck accidents are complex and often involves state and federal regulations, you want someone on your side who thoroughly knows the law. An attorney who has experience handling these types of cases can help you understand your legal options and pursue the best course of action.
  • Evidence gathering: It’s essential to gather as much necessary evidence as possible so that you can showcase liability. An attorney can help you gather evidence, such as witness statements, police reports, and medical records, to build a strong case and prove your damages.
  • Negotiation skills: It’s far from rare for insurance companies to try and force victims to settle for an amount that’s far less than what they deserve.. An attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.
  • Courtroom experience: If negotiations fail, your case may go to trial. An attorney who has experience litigating truck accident cases can represent you in court and fight for your rights.
  • Peace of mind: Dealing with the aftermath of a truck accident can be stressful and overwhelming. Working with an attorney can give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on your recovery while your attorney handles the legal aspects of your case.

Tragically, the incident that occured in Lake County resulted in the deaths of three people, and while nothing can bring them back, the families of the victims can still obtain compensation. Working with a truck accident attorney from Truck Law is crucial following a Florida truck accident to protect your rights, navigate the legal process, and pursue fair compensation for your injuries and other damages.