Use a full defense team to investigate a trucking/transportation accident (redux)

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by Chris Scott on January 29, 2012

Here’s another example of a multi-vehicle accident involving tractor-trailers.  The plaintiff lawyers are bound to be circling.  It’s going to be a reconstruction nightmare.  As we posted a couple of days ago, this is the sort of trucking / transportation accident that begs for investigation by a full defense team.  See our earlier post.

From the Associated Press:


A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were virtually blinded. At least 10 people were killed.

Visibility was so poor that when rescuers first arrived, they could only listen for screams and moans to locate victims, police said. At least 18 people were hurt.

Authorities were still trying to determine what caused the pileup south of Gainesville on Interstate 75, which had been closed for a time because of the mixture of fog and heavy smoke from a brush fire that may have been intentionally set. At least five cars and six tractor-trailers were involved, and some burst into flame.

Photographs of the scene revealed a gruesome aftermath, with twisted, burned-out vehicles scattered across the pavement and smoke still rising above the wreckage. Cars appeared to have smashed into the big rigs and, in one case, a motor home. Some cars were crushed beneath the heavier trucks.

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via The Associated Press: Florida highway pileup kills at least 10 people.

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