The deadly accident involving a fuel tanker and a semi-truck along with a passenger vehicle took place in the early afternoon hours of Monday, November 4th.
Holzer was driving northbound on US-98 when he crossed the center line and struck an oncoming semi-truck driven by 41-year-old Ophny Duclos of Winter Haven. Holzer's truck also impacted a pickup traveling in the southbound direction.
Holzer succumbed to his injuries at the scene, while the other individuals involved suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A significant amount of debris spilled onto the roadway, along with 100 gallons of fuel.
It is not clear at this time why the tanker truck crossed the median, but authorities are investigating.
An experienced truck accident attorney, Michael Haggard fights for the rights of victims in courts and settlements. He had the following information for those who may be in a similar situation:
"When accidents involving trucks result in injuries or even death, its normal for victims or their families to believe that insurance coverage will disburse the policy amount promptly, as well as ensuring that all damages are covered. Regrettably, this is usually not the case as insurance providers have just one goal - to save as much money as possible.
In order to achieve this, they go out and hire experienced insurance adjusters whose only responsibilities are to reduce the amount of money that is paid out for each policy claim. They are specifically trained to look for small details which permit them to decrease the amount that is paid out, or even deny a claim completely. In the fortunate cases when the policies do pay out, the amount given to victims and their loved ones is often not enough to cover all the damages resulting from the accident.
It is exactly for this reason that the law allows victims involved in truck accidents to pursue a full compensation via a truck accident lawsuit.
This lawsuit is filed against a person who acted negligently and caused the incident. And considering that a lawsuit is a civil case, it is completely separate from any kind of criminal charges. In fact, a lawsuit can be filed and won without charges even being brought forward.
The amount of compensation that victims receive depends on the damages caused by the truck crash, but it can take into account medical bills, loss of income and more. Those considering a truck accident lawsuit should consult their case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to determine if it is a viable option for them."