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|INDIANA SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENTS:|
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Indiana truck drivers travel over several millions of miles on the state’s roadways each year, and over 400,000 of these vehicles are involved in crashes. Indiana experiences a high number of trucking accidents every year, in part because of the state’s geographic location. The state acts as a conduit for freight delivery between states, which results in significant truck traffic. Further, commercial vehicle registration is significantly less expensive than several other surrounding states. Many trucking companies maintain hubs in the state because of the lower registration fees.
PROVING YOUR CASE:
Truck drivers must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License in order to legally operate the tractor trailers on the public roads and highways. Training, experience, and skill all play into how safe these drivers are on the roads. These are just a few of the factors that should be investigated when evaluating any potential claim against a trucking company. Additionally, there are many federal regulations imposed on the commercial trucking industry. Many of these are enacted for safety purposes. Many of these regulations can be found online: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text idx?SID=e80d17a6bf53f3fc5ea7701c417275f3&mc=true&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title49/49cfrv5_02.tpl#0e. A violation of any of these regulations can be used to prove liability and strengthen the crash victim’s case for compensation.
INJURIES THAT CAN RESULT FROM LARGE TRUCK:
Given that these trucks are much larger than the typical consumer vehicle and carry much larger loads the injuries that can result can be severe. The injuries that could occur include:
· Wrongful death
· Traumatic Brain Injury
· Back/Spine Injury
· Broken Bones
· Harm to the ribs and or torso
· Almost always whiplash from the seat belt
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a large truck then call the knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Vanderpool Law Firm for a free consultation. Utilize our knowledge and experience to maximize your recovery. Call us today at (574) 268-9995.