June 13, 2018 | truck accident
With the summer months right around the corner, many people in the Indianapolis area are planning road trips to see friends, family, or any of the various attractions around the United States. According to a survey conducted by Bridgestone Americas, nearly 90 percent of Americans planned a summer road trip in 2015, and there is no reason to believe that this figure has substantially declined in recent years. With so many people hitting the road this summer, remember how to stay safe when traveling from place to place.
Summer road trips typically involve driving on highways and interstates where passenger vehicles often share the road with large commercial trucks, which are capable of causing serious injuries and significant damage when they are involved in collisions. Fortunately, drivers of passenger vehicles can make themselves as safe as possible when they are around large trucks and buses. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), drivers can avoid causing or experiencing problems with large trucks and buses by following the following tips:
By following the tips above, you can minimize your risk of an accident with a large truck. Unfortunately, drivers of large trucks and buses frequently violate the rules of the road and cause injuries to others.
If you are one of those unlucky few, protect your right to recover compensation for your losses:
Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Merry Fountain is a skilled injury advocate. If you are looking for a truck accident attorney in the greater Indy area—Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Westfield, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Avon, Kokomo, Lebanon—she’s here to help! Call her anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878), or simply click Tell Us About Your Case for a free consultation.