Category: Truck Accidents

June 29 / Truck Accidents

What Happens When a Truck Is Overloaded?

Huge semi-trailer trucks are already extremely heavy and require much longer braking distances than do cars and SUVs. But when these trailers are overfilled beyond what federal regulations allow, it prompts a person to ask, “What happens when a truck is overloaded?” In Indiana, maximum allowable gross weight for semis, with load, is 80,000 pounds (IN Title 9 Article 20). There are a few exceptions. The followin


June 6 / Truck Accidents

Legal Options for Truck Drivers Injured in an Accident

We often hear about truck accidents, but not about truck drivers who may be seriously injured in these crashes. Drivers of passenger vehicles in these wrecks file lawsuits, but what are the legal options for truck drivers injured in an accident? If you’re a semi driver who has sustained an injury after a collision with a passenger vehicle or other roadway debris, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You don’t have to


April 1 / Truck Accidents

What To Do If a FedEx Truck Hits Your Car

Have you noticed an increase in the number of delivery trucks in your neighborhood or on the road? Have you wondered what would happen if a FedEx truck hits your car? Home deliveries have certainly increased recently, with everything being delivered, from clothing to groceries. Companies like FedEx and UPS are under deadlines to deliver goods when promised, but that doesn’t mean they always do it responsibly. Drivers may be pres


March 2 / Truck Accidents

Truck Drivers Cannot See Your Vehicle If You Cannot See Them

The number of large truck crashes has more than doubled since 2009, and commercial motor vehicle operators bear the lion’s share of responsibility. It’s essential for everyday people to understand that professional truck drivers are tasked with heightened safety at all times on our roads and highways. They undergo Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) education and training to maintain control of rigs weighing upwards of 80,000 pou


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  • What Happens When a Truck Is Overloaded?What Happens When a Truck Is Overloaded?
    In Truck Accidents
    Huge semi-trailer trucks are already extremely heavy and require much longer braking distances than do cars and SUVs. But when these trailers are overfilled beyond what federal regulations allow, it prompts a person to ask, “What happens when a truck is overloaded?” In Indiana, maximum allowable gross weight for semis, with load, is 80,000 pounds (IN Title 9 Article 20). There are a few exceptions. The following maximum weights also […]
  • Truck Driver InjuredLegal Options for Truck Drivers Injured in an Accident
    In Truck Accidents
    We often hear about truck accidents, but not about truck drivers who may be seriously injured in these crashes. Drivers of passenger vehicles in these wrecks file lawsuits, but what are the legal options for truck drivers injured in an accident? If you’re a semi driver who has sustained an injury after a collision with a passenger vehicle or other roadway debris, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You don’t have to face the […]
  • What To Do If a FedEx Truck Hits Your CarWhat To Do If a FedEx Truck Hits Your Car
    In Truck Accidents
    Have you noticed an increase in the number of delivery trucks in your neighborhood or on the road? Have you wondered what would happen if a FedEx truck hits your car? Home deliveries have certainly increased recently, with everything being delivered, from clothing to groceries. Companies like FedEx and UPS are under deadlines to deliver goods when promised, but that doesn’t mean they always do it responsibly. Drivers may be pressured […]

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