Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident Attorney

The top rated law firm of William Bill Hurst can provide you with an experienced Indianapolis semi-truck accident lawyer. Bill and his staff have been successfully representing semi-truck accident victims for over 35 years.

Our Indianapolis truck accident lawyers know Indiana is the crossroads of America. Nine interstate highways cross the state and each year, more and more of the vehicles traveling on these highways are large tractor trailers and semi-trucks. As recent trends show, many of those trucks will be involved in accidents, accidents which are often catastrophic. Semi-trucks are bigger than anything else on the road so accidents involving these massive vehicles often result in appalling injuries including: brainspinal cord, and orthopedic injuries. Worse, even nerve damage, paraplegia, quadriplegia, or death may occur. If you are injured in one of these horrific accidents contact an experienced Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer today.

Semi-Truck Crash Statistics

According to the FMCSA in 2013 approximately 327,000 accidents involving large trucks were reported to police. Of these, 3,531 resulted in a fatality and 69,000 resulted in injury.

Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident LawyerAccording to Indiana State police statistics, accidents involving large trucks accounted for 3.9% (13,090) of total collisions and 11.1% (126) of fatal collisions in 2012. Accidents involving these large trucks accounted for the highest fatality rate of any vehicle, 9.6/1,000 collisions, only behind motorcycles (35.4/1,000 collisions). Only 1.1% (146) of those collisions resulted in a hazardous release.

For more information on Trucking accidents take a look at the NHTSA’s Traffic Safety, 2012 Data on Large Trucks.

Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are four factors that significantly increase the risk of a Semi-Truck Accident. These are driversvehicles, the environment, and the motor carrier company.

Driver factors include: fatigue , driver license status, driver experience and training, driver performance during the crash , and driver working environment.

Vehicle factors include: maintenance status, size, weight, load, and design.

Environmental factors include: roadway geometry, surface conditions, lighting, and traffic controls.

Motor carrier factors include: size and type of carrier, carrier operations, and carrier safety history.

Semi-Truck Regulations

The trucking industry is highly regulated by the federal government. Investigating the cause of a truck accident can be much more complicated than in a car accident. Many additional factors need to be considered. Many federal laws apply to the operation of an interstate commercial vehicle. That’s why it’s so valuable to work with a law firm that can provide you with an experienced Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer. William “Bill” Hurst and his staff have the skills and experience required to handle even the most complex truck accident cases.

Seek Help from an Experienced Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been involved in a truck or tractor-trailer crash, contact an Indianapolis Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer at the law office of William “Bill” Hurst for a free consultation and case evaluation or call us toll free at 1(800)636-0808. We have been helping victims of truck accidents recover financial settlements for over 35 years. We would like to help you too. Hablamos Español!

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