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

The Dangers of Sleep Apnea and Truck Drivers

January 10, 2017 | truck accident

In order to receive a commercial driver’s license, a driver must undergo a medical evaluation and have a doctor state they are in adequate health to safely operate a large commercial vehicle. However, there are certain potentially risky health conditions that are not always screened for, diagnosed, or treated in commercial truck drivers. One such… read more

More Trucks may Mean more Crashes

December 13, 2016 | truck accident

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), there were an estimated 12,000,000 commercial vehicles registered for use in the United States in 2014, 11 million of which were large trucks. The number of trucks needed to transport goods across Indiana and across the country always increases toward the end of the year, as… read more

Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Caused by Driver Error

July 26, 2016 | truck accident

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Large Truck Crash Causation Study[1] reviewed 141,000 large truck injury and fatal crashes that occurred during the study period. The study sets forth several different types of driver error that result in truck collisions including: Driver Fatigue Causing Indianapolis Trucking Accidents Fatigue leads truck drivers to fall asleep, be… read more

Freedom of Information Act Requests in an Indianapolis Trucking Accident

July 15, 2016 | truck accident

If you have been involved in a collision with a semi-truck, it may be necessary for you to obtain documents that show the safety history and the regulation violations of the trucking company that was involved in the accident. Indianapolis Freedom of Information Act Requests In an Indiana trucking accident case, one common mistake that… read more

Causes of Indianapolis Trucking Accidents

July 11, 2016 | truck accident

Approximately 5000 people die in semi-truck accidents annually in the United States. Most of those victims were in passenger cars and pickup trucks which were hit by a big rig. Motor Carrier Management Information System[1] (MCMIS) rates a truck “Large” when its gross weight rating (GVWR) exceeds 10,000 pounds. 64% of major truck crashes with… read more

Unsecured Cargo Causing Indianapolis Trucking Accidents

June 2, 2016 | truck accident

Cargo that falls off a tractor-trailer or a truck bed can cause serious accidents and injuries to other drivers and their passengers. If you have been seriously injured or disabled due to a vehicle such as a pickup truck or semi truck that has dropped its cargo on the highway you need to contact the… read more

I was in a truck accident – who is liable for my injuries?

April 19, 2016 | truck accident

Who is Liable? It can be difficult determining who will be held responsible for your injuries because there are often many parties involved in trucking accidents. Some of the parties who may be liable include: -Truck drivers: These are many examples of driving behaviors that are commonly responsible for causing truck accidents. For instance, many… read more

What to do After a Truck Accident

January 25, 2016 | Blog,truck accident

Truck accidents impact thousands of people every year. In fact, according data published by the United States Department of Transportation there were over 500,000 accidents involving commercial vehicles in 2011 alone. 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… read more

Study On Factors That Influence Trucking Accidents

January 5, 2016 | truck accident

Researchers Cite Fatigue, Health, and Cellphones as Factors in Truck Accidents When driving next to or passing a large truck on the highway, it is important to drive carefully as trucking accidents often result in fatalities, according to data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Discussing some of the key risk factors when… read more

When can I Recover from a Trucking Company after an Accident in Indianapolis?

December 28, 2015 | Blog,truck accident

If a semi-truck collides with another car, most people tend to assume the truck driver was at fault for the accident. Many times, driver error or negligence is in fact the cause of the accident and, in such situations, the truck driver should be held accountable for their mistakes and any resulting injuries.  However, sometimes… read more