Tractor-trailers and commercial trucks travel nearly 10 billion miles in Indiana each year. The movement of large trucks affects all motorists. When large trucks careen out of control and cause an accident, the occupants of other vehicles almost always suffer the brunt of the injuries.
Because of the potential harm large trucks can cause, federal motor carrier safety laws require trucking companies and truck drivers to carry substantial amounts of liability insurance on 18-wheelers and commercial trucks. That raises the stakes and makes the resolution of a truck injury claim more complicated than a car accident.
The truck accident lawyers at Lloyd Law Office concentrate on helping injury victims and their families recover after 18-wheeler and semi-trailer accidents in Bloomington, Bedford, Linton, Martinsville and throughout Indiana.
Our clients are ordinary, hardworking people dealing with injury and adversity through no fault of their own. Most have never had a claim before. We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience resolving injury claims. We use our experience to ensure that you obtain the full compensation you are due from trucking companies and their insurers.
If you believe that you have an 18-wheeler accident claim or you are uncertain about your legal rights after an accident, call Lloyd Law Office based in Bloomington. We offer personalized legal service.
We treat our clients as individuals, not case numbers. A Bloomington truck accident lawyer will answer your questions with no obligation. We do not charge a legal fee unless we obtain money for you. Our fee is based on the results we deliver.
Call 812-330-2033 today or use our online contact form.
Qualified Indiana Truck Accident Law Firm
In 2011 in Indiana, there were 12,482 collisions and 123 fatal crashes involving large trucks, according to the Indiana Traffic Safety Facts. The majority of truck accidents causing injury occurred in Indiana’s cities and urban areas. Tractor-trailers and semi-trailers heavily use Interstate 70, Interstate 65, U.S. 231 and Indiana 37, transporting goods to and from Bloomington. Because of the sheer size of 18-wheelers, the drivers of other vehicles involved in collisions were five-and-a-half times more likely to be killed than the truck driver.
Indiana truck accident data reveal that serious injury collisions involving large trucks spike around 4 a.m., suggesting that driver fatigue and violation of the hours-of-service limits for drivers might contribute to many serious truck accidents. Other common contributing factors to truck accidents include speeding, tailgating, aggressive driving, abrupt lane changes, distracted driving, brake failure, tire blowouts and lack of proper vehicle maintenance. Our accident attorneys analyze truck maintenance records, hours-of-service logs and driver accident histories to identify all contributing factors in an accident. For some serious truck accidents, we hire traffic reconstruction experts to recreate the accident so jurors can visualize it
Truck drivers and trucking companies are responsible for the safety of tractor-trailers and semi-trailers they operate in Bloomington and throughout Indiana. When trucking companies allow dangerous drivers or unsafe trucks on the highways, they should be held accountable for the substantial harm they cause.
You can be sure that after an accident, the trucking company and insurance company will have lawyers representing their interests. Insurance adjustors for the trucking company may try to get you to accept a quick settlement. Don’t act without consulting a lawyer. They will try to minimize the amount they pay out. You should have a skilled truck accident injury attorney negotiating aggressively for you as well.
Call Bloomington Truck Accident Lawyer Today
The attorneys at the Lloyd Law Office bring more than 50 years of proven legal experience to helping truck accident victims. We represent only injured people, not trucking companies or insurance companies.
We have handled cases ranging from minor neck and back injuries to life-threatening injuries and wrongful death claims. Many people come to us through word-of-mouth referrals from other clients.
If we believe we can help with your claim, we’ll explain how. If we can’t, we’ll be candid. It won’t cost you anything to talk to us and explore your legal options.
Call us at 812-330-2033 or use our online contact form.