Start your case with our truck accident lawyers in Bloomington Indiana
Our dedicated team of truck accident lawyers handle cases where victims have been injured from truck accidents involving a large semi truck, 18 wheeler, or commercial vehicle. These types of accidents are almost always catastrophic as semi-trucks are very large and heavy, smaller passenger vehicles do not stand a chance.
Some of these vehicles handled by our truck accident law firm can include:
- Semi-Trucks / 18 Wheelers
- Cargo Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- Commercial Buses
- Fuel Tankers and more…
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a tractor trailer, semi truck, or 18 wheeler accident in Bloomington, you will need the services of a truck accident attorney. We are familiar with the specific laws and regulations that govern the industry and we have a team and the resources necessary to build a strong case for you.
Inadequate training, overloaded freight, poor maintenance, driver fatigue, speeding, distracted driving, and equipment failure may be factors in a truck accident. Indiana and Federal law regulate how drivers must drive and how trucks must be maintained. As an example, drivers are required to fill out both pre- and post-trip vehicle inspection reports and trucking companies are required to equip trucks with tire pressure monitoring systems. We will maximize your case so you get the best possible pay out. If we do not get the outcome we think you deserve, we will recommend that you take the claim to court and we will represent you adequately. In the hands of our expert lawyers, your claim is worth much more than with a yellow pages lawyer.
Trucks are heavy, big and dangerous
Even when a truck is being driven perfectly, there is always a risk of a serious accident because of their blind spots, weight, and size. This is why the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) strictly regulates the operations of trucking companies. FMCSA enforces trucking regulations through:
- Compliance reviews
- Roadside inspections
- Trucking terminal audits
- Complaint investigations
FMCSA has strict requirements regarding driver qualifications. A driver must have a valid CDL (commercial driver’s license), must speak and understand English, and must be over 21. Vehicles must be in good state of repair, drivers must not abuse drugs and alcohol while driving, and trucks must have minimum insurance coverage (which is higher than that of passenger vehicles).
We will investigate to determine if the truck failed to comply with any of these rules. We also rely on such accident and driver reports, driver logs, trucking company’s compliance history, data from the Electronic On-board Recording Devices (EOBRs), and witness statements.
Why you need a lawyer if you or a family member has been in a trucking accident
Determining liability in a trucking accident needs an experienced lawyer. We will assist you determine reliability and hold the liable party or parties fully accountable for your injuries or the loss of your loved one. These could be the trucking company, the insurer, the driver, the company that did the maintenance, or the company that did the loading.
Trucking accidents usually lead to serious injuries. You will, therefore, not be in a position to file the claim, gather the relevant evidence, attend sessions with the at-fault party’s representatives, or attend court sessions. Hiring us gives you peace of mind and allows you to recuperate.
Call us, fill our online form or email us today for a free consultation on such things as the strength of your case and how much you should seek in compensation.