Dump Truck Owner May Have To Pay After SunRail Crash
In Florida, the owner of a motor vehicle is ultimately responsible for any damages caused by the operation of the vehicle. One Central Florida dump truck owner could be on the hook for a lot more than he ever bargained for.
The Orlandosentinel.com website actually has the video taken directly from the SunRail train (watch it here) that shows a dump truck parked way too close to the train tracks for the train to pass safely by. The train engineer does the best he can to slow and/or stop the train, but the truck is just too close to the tracks and there is an obvious collision.
According to the article, at least seven (7) SunRail passengers were taken to local hospitals with injuries – hopefully minor ones.
In the event that any of these passengers have lingering, long-term physical problems, the ones that do likely have viable personal injury claims against the owner of the dump truck, and perhaps the driver who parked the dump truck, too. The injured passengers could collect money for their medical bills, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.
Many SunRail passengers ride the train to avoid the risk of a car crash on Interstate 4, or Central Florida’s other major roads. They probably never dreamed they would be involved in a SunRail crash.
If you have any questions following a Florida motor vehicle accident — even one involving a SunRail train or other non-highway vehicle, call Winter Park personal injury lawyers Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill. We represent clients from across Florida. Every consultation is FREE and no-obligation. Call us at 407-254-4901, or visit our website at cullen-hemphill.com