Failing to follow laws and regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can result in an accident caused by driver negligence. These accidents can be devastating with severe injuries and even death.
If you or your loved one was involved in a tractor-trailer accident, you can sometimes recover compensation for your injuries. An Indiana tractor-trailer accident lawyer can help you with your case. Let our truck accident attorneys fight for compensation while you focus on recovery.
Recoverable Damages in an Indiana Tractor-Trailer Accident
There are various losses that you can incur from a tractor-trailer accident. These losses can be financial or emotional, causing you immense financial setbacks. Our tractor-trailer attorneys serving Indiana can assist you in recovering multiple damages, including:
- Past, ongoing, and future medical bills, such as hospital stays, surgeries, and medication
- Cost of property damage
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Loss of income and benefits
- Reduced or lost ability to earn income
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Reduced quality of life
The circumstances of your accident will dictate how much compensation you can receive. Our team has successfully recovered over $1 billion for our clients, and we can fight for fair compensation for your injuries. Past victories involving trucks include:
- $10 million after a semi-truck crossed the interstate center line and struck a vehicle head-on
- $5.525 million after a tanker truck rear-ended a vehicle stopped behind a semi-truck
- $3.65 million after a semi-truck pulled out in front of a passenger car
Wrongful Death Damages
Unfortunately, some tractor-trailer accidents result in death due to the size of the commercial transport vehicle and the impact that results from a collision. Our lawyers can help you pursue wrongful death damages, such as:
- Burial and funeral expenses
- The deceased’s medical bills
- Loss of the deceased’s income
- Loss of consortium
- The deceased’s pain and suffering
How a Tractor-Trailer Accident Lawyer in Indiana Can Help with Your Case
Obtaining compensation after an accident can be confusing if you do not have any legal knowledge. Various parties can be liable for the incident, depending on the circumstances of your accident. However, our Indiana tractor-trailer accident attorneys can help with your case by:
Evidence can prove your injuries and help establish who is at fault for an accident. Some of the evidence we may gather includes:
- Medical and law enforcement records
- Images of damages
- CCTV capture of the accident
- The tractor-trailer driver’s history
- GPS records
- Truck maintenance records
- Accident reconstruction data
Truck accidents are caused by a variety of factors, including negligent actions by the driver or employer. Driver negligence can include:
- Failing to adhere to road signs and lights
- Merging and turning without signals
- Driving under the influence
- Operating electronic devices
- Fatigued driving
If the driver is negligent, the employer can be vicariously liable as well. However, the accident can be directly caused by the employer’s negligence, such as improper hiring practices. Moreover, the truck manufacturer or maintenance company responsible for repairs can be negligent for the accident.
After a truck accident, it is essential to establish who is at fault. The liable party for the tractor-trailer accident can be held accountable for the damages. Our lawyers can investigate the events surrounding your accident to prove liability.
Representing You During Negotiations
Negotiating with insurance companies, lawyers, and other representatives can be tricky. They may try to deflect liability or offer a lowball settlement. However, a tractor-trailer accident attorney in Indiana can handle the negotiations on your behalf.
We have over 400 years of combined legal experience and can build your case and fight for fair compensation.
Adhering to Indiana’s Statute of Limitations
Every state has a fixed amount of time you have after an accident to file a lawsuit or compensation claim. The court can dismiss your case if you fail to meet the statute of limitations.
In Indiana, IC §34-11-2-4 states that you generally have two years from the date of the accident to file your case. However, your timeline can vary, depending on the details of your case. Our tractor-trailer accident attorneys can ensure your documents are filed promptly.
The Cost of Hiring an Indiana Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney
Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis. You won’t pay any upfront fees or costs when you work with us. You will only pay attorney fees when we win or settle your case.
We understand the financial challenges you might be facing with treatment costs. The contingency fee arrangement will give you the financial relief that you need.
Contact an Indiana Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney for Help with Your Case
Let the team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, led by Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs, help with your case. Our attorneys can investigate your accident, collect evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for fair compensation while you rest and recover. Contact us today for a free case review.