About Our Truck Accident Lawyers
We are recognized as a top rated truck accident attorney in Anderson, Indiana and the surrounding cities. We assist individuals who have been injured or who have lost loved ones in accidents involving trucks. Your well-being is our priority! We have successfully assisted hundreds of victims get compensation that amounts to millions of dollars.
It’s very easy to make the mistake of assuming that dealing with truck accidents is the same as dealing with a passenger vehicle. However, truck accidents are usually very complex and should never be left to an untrained person. We will assist you determine the right party to sue (since different parties can be liable in a truck accident), gather evidence from the black box of the truck and from the authorities, filing the claim and following up, and representing you in court if no agreement is reached.
Reason for the High Number of Truck Accidents in Anderson Indiana
In May 2014, U.S. DOT (Department of Transportation) published 2012 truck accident data. The stats show that there were 333,000 accidents involving commercial trucks across the U.S., of which led to 3,921 casualties.
One of the greatest reason for the high number of truck accidents is the high volume of trucking traffic is due to the heavy trade between U.S. and Canada. Another reason for the high numbers is traffic congestion on roads that are not equipped for high traffic volumes by commercial vehicles.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Anderson Indiana
Driver error, road problems, weather, and equipment failure are the major causes of truck accidents in Anderson. More specifically, accidents are caused by:
- Truck driver fatigue
- Overweight loads by commercial vehicles
- Distracted driving by truck drivers (Cell phones and text messaging while driving)
- Licensing issues and lack of proper training in a semi truck
- Reckless driving by the truck driver
- Mechanical malfunctions/improper maintenance of the 18 Wheeler
- Hazardous cargoes and spills in commercial trucks
- Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- Poor weather conditions
How a truck accident lawyer helps
Truck accidents tend to lead to such serious injuries as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and herniated disks. Even when the injuries are not so serious, you should hire an Anderson truck accident lawyer so you have enough time to heal. We know the statute of limitation, where and how to file a claim, who to hold liable, and how much you should seek in compensation.
After a trucking accident, it is difficult to overstate the importance of preserving evidence. We will write a formal demand to the trucking company in the form of a spoliation letter asking the company to preserve black box data like the trucker’s speed or variations in speed, when the truck braked, the duration of the drive, the GPS location of the truck, the truck’s gear shifts, and communications between the driver and the trucking company. We will also assist in the preservation of other evidence such as reports filed by the trucker such as daily inspection reports, accident scene photos, and eye witness reports.
Call us today for a FREE consultative session where we will advise you on the merits of your claim, how much you should claim, and other relevant information. 844-888-8888