Trucks are Everywhere in Indiana and Some are Dangerous
Indiana is called the “Crossroads of America” for a reason.
More semi-trucks and tractor-trailer trucks travel across Indiana than any other state in the union.
I-94 is one of the most dangerous roads and highways in the entire nation. Trucking accidents, also known as commercial motor vehicle accidents involve big rigs, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks, trailers, buses, taxis, and construction vehicles. There are currently more than five million commercial motor vehicles registered in the United States and approximately 500,000 trucking accidents annually.
Attorney Jeff “JJ” Shaw has represented many of these Hoosier individuals and families that have either been seriously injured or lost a loved one as a result of a trucking accident.
Trucking Accidents are Different Than Auto Accidents
Trucks are big and dangerous and they can kill people. The No.1 goal of the trucking industry and truckers should be “Keep the Public Safe” — not “Let’s Go Faster and Make Money.”
We’ve seen both kinds of trucking companies and truckers.
Hence, there are special state and federal laws that apply to commercial truck operators and owners, which do not apply to automobile owners. Our Indiana truck accident lawyers have intimate knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules and Regulations. The federal regulations are required to be followed everyone associated with the trucking outfit — the driver of the truck, the owner of the truck and the trailer owner (often these are 3 separate individuals/entities).
The commercial trucking industry is an important and huge part of our nation’s commercial enterprises. Trucks, including 18-wheelers, oil and gas trucks, moving or rental trucks, construction vehicles, buses and more carry essential goods and supplies. Yet, these vehicles can be dangerous. Many people are not familiar with the commercial trucking industry, except when sharing the roads with trucks and upon hearing of truck-related accidents. In fact, commercial motor carriers must comply with strict regulations. When injured in a truck accident, it is important that your lawyers be aware of trucking industry regulations and codes.
Many of these codes and regulations can be found in the federal registry. Others are state unique to Indiana.
In most Indiana truck accident cases the driver of the truck is not the owner of the truck or the trailer being pulled. In commercial truck accident cases against FedEx, UPS, Walmart, Amazon, Coke, Pepsi, U-Haul, Budget, and other type rental or commercial trucks, or any other corporation, it is usually not the driver that owns the truck.
Since most Indiana truck accident cases are often against large corporations, it is important that you hire a law firm that has the experience and knowledge and technological know-how to battle these large companies over long periods of litigation.
In order to prove these Indiana truck accident cases, we regularly work with accident reconstruction experts and other experts to show fault on the part of the company and driver.
Truck Accident Cases We Handle
- Bus Accidents
- Cement Truck Accidents
- Construction Truck Accidents
- Delivery Truck Accidents
- Dump Truck Accidents
- Garbage Truck Accidents
- Moving Truck Accidents
- Rental Truck Accidents
- Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- Work Truck Accidents
Due to the amount of damage caused in most truck accidents, the injuries sustained by most accident victims are permanent and some can require lifetime medical treatment. Consequently, it is vital to obtain compensation for our client’s past and future medical bills.
We can work with your doctors and vocational rehabilitation experts to develop a life care plan that will identify the type of future medical treatment and the amount of money necessary to pay for all future medical care.
We will be prepared to get you full damages, you can count on that.
Call or Text Shaw Law Offices at (877) 225-5742 to get us working on your semi-truck trailer crash within 10 minutes from the comfort of your own home.
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