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Attorneys Representing the Injured After Truck and Semi-Truck Accidents in Indiana and Illinois

About one in every eight highway accidents in the state of Indiana involves a semi truck. At McGlone Law, we provide legal services to clients seeking compensation for semi-truck and 18-wheeler accidents. An important initial phase of your truck accident case will be the discovery of the cause of the accident.

Many truck drivers are pressured to meet tight deadlines, which can lead to drowsiness-related accidents. Other common semi-truck driving mistakes and accident factors include the following:

  • Driving in unsafe weather conditions
  • Excessive speed
  • Spilled loads
  • Mechanical failure
  • Failure to locate vehicles in blind spots
  • Aggressive driving to meet deadlines
  • Driving with improperly secured loads
  • Leaving inadequate space between the truck and other vehicles

In general, most semi trucks are insured up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, but insurance companies work hard to limit their liability. They will likely try to build a case against you as a defense tactic.

Our truck accident attorneys in Terre Haute are well-equipped to pursue the compensation that you need for your medical care, lost wage replacement and acknowledgment of your pain and suffering. We have a full-time investigator on staff who can thoroughly examine the details of your accident by obtaining witness statements and police reports, reviewing surveillance camera footage if available, and then reconstructing the vehicle accident and its likely causes.

Thorough Investigation Of Trucking Accidents

The insurance company of the truck involved will often send out a team to gather evidence immediately after the crash to build a case against you. Having an experienced legal team to investigate the incident and represent you in court can make a dramatic difference.

Important evidence to note after a truck accident includes the following information:

  • Whether or not the truck exceeded weight restrictions while on the roadway
  • How many hours the trucker was supposed to drive before pulling over for a rest
  • Who was allowed to drive the semi truck
  • Whether the appropriate licenses were issued to operate the semi truck
  • What types of records the trucker was required to keep while traveling

With the guidance of our personal injury attorneys, you can fight to attain compensation for your injuries. We handle every case from the initial consultation until the case is resolved. We will keep you informed about every step of the process. Our team in Terre Haute can meticulously investigate the incident, gather evidence, build your case and present it in court if necessary, even against big insurance companies.

How We Can Help You

Truck accidents are immensely more complex than passenger car accidents. After a crash, the trucking company and their attorneys jump into action to minimize their liability, even if it means placing the fault on you undeservedly. It is crucial that you have our attorneys on your side to do important tasks such as:

  • Preserving the crash site
  • Gathering evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Hiring forensic experts
  • Identifying third-party liability sources

Our legal team levels the playing field against powerful trucking companies and insurers. The goal of our efforts is to help you recover maximum compensation. Because we have handled thousands of commercial truck accident claims, we know the exact steps to take to give you a strong chance at success.

Important Statistics That You Should Know

Commercial trucks contribute significantly to Indiana’s economy, as they carry thousands of tons of cargo in and out of the state every day. Unfortunately, when one of these vehicles is involved in a crash, the results tend to be devastating. The research on accidents, injuries and fatalities involving commercial trucks speaks for itself. According to a recent report from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute:

  • Nearly 90% of all commercial vehicle accidents involved large trucks.
  • About 8% of all collisions in Indiana involved commercial vehicles.
  • About 16% of all fatal collisions involved commercial vehicles.
  • Only one-third of injuries in a commercial vehicle accident occurred to someone in the commercial vehicle.
  • The remaining two-thirds of the injuries occurred to the occupants of the other car involved.

The massive size of tractor-trailers, semi trucks and 18-wheelers means that they often cause catastrophic injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle, especially if the other vehicle is a standard four-door sedan. No matter the details surrounding your accident, our team is more than capable of gathering the necessary evidence to build your claim.

Get On The Road To Compensation And Recovery

Contact us today at 812-650-5584 or by email to speak with compassionate and dedicated lawyers who are ready to fight for you after an injury or a family member’s death in a truck accident.

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