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• In 2008, 380,000 large trucks** were involved in traffic crashes in the United States; 4,066 were involved in fatal crashes. A total of 4,229 people died (11% of all the traffic fatalities reported in 2008) and an additional 90,000 were injured in those crashes.
• 1 out of 9 traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck.
• Nearly 1/4 of all large-truck drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2008 had at least one prior speeding conviction.
* NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis
**gross vehicle weight rating greater than 10,000 pounds
Traffic accidents involving large commercial semi trucks can have disastrous consequences. Any accident between a semi truck and other vehicle is likely to result in serious injuries, even death. Frequently, truck drivers don’t want to bear responsibility for the collision and risk losing their job.
If you or loved one have been involved in a collision with a semi truck, you are entitled to recover compensation for your injuries. As an experienced Indiana truck accident attorney, I can determine whether you have a claim. Preserving evidence after an accident is crucial, especially after a semi accident. Reconstructing the scene can be difficult and requires an experienced professional. Proper reconstruction can mean the difference between winning and losing a case. Don’t lose important evidence by waiting.
After a collision, the trucking company and their insurance company will have adjusters and investigators on-site immediately, collecting evidence in their favor. You will need an experienced Indiana attorney who will act in your best interest and protect your rights. Contact an Indiana truck accident attorney prior to signing a statement that may assign fault to you. Their insurance adjuster may say they need to “take a taped statement before they can help you.” This is not true and could damage your case.
Your recovery in a personal injury action can include compensation for your medical expenses, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering, future medical or physical therapy expenses and compensation for any lost wages resulting from the accident. You may be entitled to other compensation for special losses.
As an accident victim myself, I know what you’re going through and that you may feel lost and unsure of whom to trust. I know it’s overwhelming — where do you even start? Before I was an attorney, I was injured in a collision with a commercial truck. My hand was broken, I had facial scarring and neck pain from the accident. It seemed natural to work with the insurance company. I thought they would keep my best interest at heart and help me. Unfortunately, I quickly learned that was not the case and I promptly hired an attorney to protect me.
Since becoming an attorney, it has been my goal to help others through this difficult process. I have been honored to help hundreds of people just like you settle their personal injury case. From personal experience, I know that you are already concerned about lost wages, medical bills, transportation, etc. It can be devastating, but you don’t have to go through it alone. I will personally help you through this and I will NOT charge a fee until your case is settled.
If you’re unsure about your case, a FREE consultation can provide you with peace of mind. Merry Fountain will personally ensure that you understand your rights, your options, and the legal consequences of your decisions before proceeding. As an experienced Indiana truck accident lawyer, Merry is committed to obtaining the best possible settlement for you.