Category: truck accident

Steps to Take After a Truck Accident

October 10, 2018 | truck accident

Truck accidents are unfortunately common events in the United States. Large commercial trucks collide with smaller passenger vehicles with devastating results—and the occupants of the smaller vehicles usually are the ones who get the short end of the stick. If you suffered injuries in a crash with a semi-truck or other commercial vehicle in the… read more

Garbage Truck Accidents in Residential Neighborhoods

September 19, 2018 | truck accident

If you live in a residential neighborhood in Indianapolis, you undoubtedly have seen garbage trucks making their weekly rounds to pick up trash in curbside trashcans and dumpsters. These vehicles provide an essential service that allows for us to live in densely populated areas but also expose everyone around them to a significant risk of… read more

Trucking Companies Have a Duty to Practice Regular Vehicle Maintenance

July 18, 2018 | truck accident

  Large commercial trucks are extremely complicated pieces of machinery that can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and often travel at upwards of 70 miles-per-hour while within feet of other motorists. In addition, commercial trucks often travel tens of thousands of miles each year, which can result in crucial parts simply wearing out. As… read more

Taking a Road Trip This Summer? Stay Safe Around Large Trucks

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… read more

Truckers Face Extended Workday Under New House Bill

May 16, 2018 | truck accident

  Road Safety Concerns Abound A bill recently introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin of Texas would allow truckers to take a daily rest break of as long as three consecutive hours that would not count toward the 14 hours they are allowed to drive. While allowing truck drivers to take additional time off may… read more

Semi-Truck Accidents By Drivers With CDL Licenses

April 18, 2018 | truck accident

Semi-trucks are everywhere in the Indianapolis area, hauling their cargo from place to place every day. These huge vehicles can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds and are capable of causing incredible damage when they collide with other vehicles and their occupants. For this reason, the law requires people who operate these vehicles to undergo… read more

Even the Safest Drivers Can Get Hit by Truckers

November 6, 2017 | truck accident

It’s a fact of modern driving that we share the road with massive semi-trucks, and these semis are not only many times heavier than the vehicles we drive, but are also far more unwieldy. Semis are dangerous, and when they’re involved in accidents, those accidents are some of the deadliest on our roads. Even the… read more

When Truck Drivers Are Tired, Accidents Can Happen

October 1, 2017 | truck accident

Commercial truck drivers in the United States must adhere to laws and regulations implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The regulations imposed by the FMCSA are broad and come with strict attendant fines and penalties for those who do not abide by them. To help keep our highways and byways safe for… read more

Common Injuries after a Truck Accident

August 22, 2017 | truck accident

    Common Truck Accident Injuries It is important to track down those who are responsible for the accident because the injuries you sustain can be very serious. Truck accidents frequently involve severe injuries, including: -Spinal cord injuries -Hip fractures -Traumatic brain injuries -Severed limb -Severe burns -Internal injuries These injuries are serious and could… read more

What Should I do after an Indianapolis Truck Accident?

August 8, 2017 | truck accident

Truck accidents impact thousands of people every year. Being involved in a trucking accident can result in significant injuries that may require long-term medical care and even affect a person’s ability to work. As a result, it extremely important that people who have been involved in a tractor-trailer accident take appropriate steps afterward to make… read more