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Facts

 

Collisions involving trucks are quite different than collisions involving two passenger cars.  The vehicles themselves are different, and because of the massive size of a semi tractor-trailer, they can be very difficult to handle.  And passenger cars are designed to handle impacts from other normal sized vehicles, but not from heavy trucks.

 

There have been numerous fatalities in recent years on the Indiana Toll Road.  As tolls are increased by the toll road operator, more and more truck traffic will appear on our secondary highways.

 

Causes

 

Trucking collisions are an every day occurrence for a variety of reasons including:

 

*  Driver Fatigue

*  Overly Demanding Truck Driver Schedules

*  Failure to Properly Inspect Tires, Brakes and Lights

*  Tailgating

*  Long Work Shifts

*  Cell Phone Use

*  Failure to Install Blind Spot Mirrors

*  Dangerous Lane Changes

*  Jack-Knifing

*  Aggressive Truck Driving

*  Driver Over the Speed Limit

 

Investigation

 

Investigating a trucking collision is very different from investigating a two car collision.  For example, trucks are subject to many more regulations than passenger vehicles.  Prompt investigation to preserve evidence is crucial.

 

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A Statute of Limitations restricts the time in which to file a personal injury claim.  If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury from a truck collision, a skilled personal injury attorney can discuss your potential claim and protect your rights.

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