Category: Truck Accidents

November 10 / Truck Accidents

What Happens When a Truck Driver Causes an Accident?

When an accident involves a semi-truck, the results are often tragic. Did you know that the operators of these powerful machines have a higher duty of care on the road than other motorists? Because they drive such large and powerful vehicles, the consequences of their negligence can be much more catastrophic and more often fatal than the negligence of a normal motorist. Sadly, truck accidents caused by truck drivers are not uncommon.

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. In situations where an

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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  • Truck Drivers and Sleep ApneaTruck Drivers and Sleep Apnea
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    The trucking industry has come under increased scrutiny for safety concerns related to the health and well-being of its drivers. One significant issue that has gained attention is sleep apnea among truck drivers. Sleep apnea is a medical condition characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These interruptions can last a few seconds to minutes and occur several times during the night. Two primary types of […]
  • Do Most Truck Accident Cases Go to Trial?Do Most Truck Accident Cases Go to Trial?
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    People who experience truck accidents face many uncertainties. Many are burdened with substantial debts and endure weeks or months without regular paychecks while recovering from their injuries. Despite the possibility of seeking compensation from the responsible party by engaging a truck accident lawyer, the intricacies of the legal process often deter many, particularly if the truck accident case goes to trial. Indianapolis truck […]
  • Do Semi-Truck Accidents Go to Trial in Indiana?Do Semi-Truck Accidents Go to Trial in Indiana?
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    Being in an accident involving a semi-truck can be devastating. But it can also be terrifying. In some cases, these accidents can change the life of the innocent driver forever or end it. For those involved in this type of accident, it is always a good idea to get a team on your side that will fight for your settlement. Do Semi-Truck Accidents Always Go to Trial? The short answer is no. These cases do not always go to trial. According […]