Major Semi-Truck Accident on I-35 Takes 12 Hours to Reopen

On October 4th, around 7 pm, a huge crash involving an 18-wheeler shut down the northbound and southbound lanes of I-35. It took until the next day, around 6:15 am, to be fully cleared out. The northbound lanes took longer to reopen compared to the southbound lanes.

The police had reported that one serious injury was documented, but the number of vehicles or people involved in the crash is unknown. The semi-truck was carrying sugar when both of its diesel tanks ruptured, and that was what caused so much damage to the road. The incident is still an open case and is being investigated.

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Michael A. Feiner is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Steinger, Greene & Feiner. Since being admitted to the Florida Bar in 2001, Michael has devoted his practice to representing plaintiffs throughout Florida in various tort and strict liability cases and has successfully litigated cases against national insurance companies, large public companies, and governmental agencies, resulting in tens of millions of dollars for his clients. He has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of plaintiffs, including automobile negligence, premises liability, medical malpractice, product liability, dog bites, and sexual harassment. Michael’s product liability case against Microsoft, as well as his representation of victims of sexual harassment and abuse by physicians, has garnered him important media attention at both the local and national levels. Michael is an experienced trial lawyer and successfully argued an appeal to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In the reported decision Ortlieb v. Butts, 849 So.2d 1165 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003), Michael persuaded the Fourth District Court of Appeal that a directed verdict on liability was appropriate where the defendant did not rebut the presumption of negligence of a rear driver in a rear-end collision.