US-98N Truck Accident November 2019

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A semi-truck accident on US Highway 98N near Richland, Florida on November 4, 2019 resulted in injuries to Drivers from Lakeland, Auburndale, and Winter Haven.

The collision occurred when Edward R. Holzer, II crossed the center line of the roadway with his semi-truck. His truck struck the side of another semi-truck driven by Ophny Duclos from Winter Haven, Florida. Duclos was described as having “minor” injuries.

A secondary collision occurred between Holzer’s truck and another semi-truck driven by Barren Spivey and a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado driven by Levon Phillip Snyder from Lakeland, Florida. Thereafter, yet another collision occurred between the Chevrolet Colorado and Duclos’ truck.

Finally, another collision involved a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by April Jean Horne from Auburndale, Florida. Holzer passed away from injuries sustained in the accident.

There were children in both passenger vehicles hit in the accident.

How Will The Insurance Work For This Accident?

The first bucket of insurance coverage for the people injured in this accident will be Florida no-fault coverage. This coverage pays the first $10,000 of medical expenses for each person and comes from the injured person’s own auto policy.

Mr. Duclos was on the job at the time of crash and is also entitled to workers compensation benefits.

More importantly, the liability coverage on Holzer’s semi-truck is likely to be at least $1 million and should cover the injury claims. In the event that the liability insurer does not tender policy limits to be divided among the injured claimants, each injured person will need to retain counsel to pursue the insurance company for their claims.

This is where a Lakeland truck accident attorney can help.

Talk To A Lakeland Truck Accident Lawyer For Help With Your Case

If you or someone you know has been injured in a semi-truck accident in Polk County, Florida, you should talk to a Lakeland truck accident lawyer at Russo Law about your case. Consultations are free and there are no fees or costs unless we win money for you.

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November 05, 2019