If you or somebody you love has been in a collision with a big commercial truck, you need legal help to protect your interests immediately. Isaacs & Isaacs is standing by 24/7 to respond rapidly in a trucking accident emergency. Call our hotline at 800-800-8888 for help fast, or fill out our form for a no-obligation consultation with a compassionate and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer.
Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America because of all the interstate highways that cross the state. Along with increased revenue from people traveling through, there are problems. One big problem is that some of the big commercial trucks rolling through the state do not comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations and standards for safe trucking.
When a truck’s failure to comply with FMCSA regulations causes an accident, the occupants of smaller vehicles involved in the collision are often killed. Those lucky enough to survive are sometimes left with injuries so severe that they are permanently disabled and may never be able to work again or even to get out of bed. However, without the help of an experienced trucking accident lawyer, victims and their families are not likely to recover just compensation from the commercial trucker’s insurance carriers.
Last year, an eastbound semitruck hauling almost 20,000 pounds of gravel had a blowout on U.S. 40 in Hendricks County. The truck rolled over onto its side, spilling tons of gravel across the highway as it crashed through the median and came to a stop in the westbound lanes. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved in this accident, and the trucker escaped major injury as well. But it doesn’t take an overly active imagination to see the potential for catastrophic damages these giant trucks pose to smaller vehicles they share the road with.
Our Truck Accident Lawyers Go to Work Immediately When You Call Us for Help
The trucker’s insurance carriers will get started as soon as they are notified a major accident occurred. They will send a team of professional accident scene investigators out with the goal of looking for evidence to suggest another driver was responsible for the crash. These investigators are professionals at finding evidence to deny liability. They may have drones flying over the accident scene taking pictures. They may even pose as concerned bystanders at the accident scene to try and get you to say something they could use against you later.
Damages caused by these horrific accidents easily run into millions of dollars, and because of this, the companies involved are ruthless in their attempt to deflect liability away from their client. Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm employs our own skilled accident scene investigators. We will get to work as soon as you call us for help. We will be at your side to protect you from the insurance people, and we will locate any evidence and all parties who may be held liable for the accident.
What To Do After a Truck Accident – A Conversation With Darryl Isaacs
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Truck Accidents Are Complex Cases Where Many People May Be Responsible for an Accident
A trucking accident may be as complex as the trucking industry itself. There are many people involved in the operation of a big commercial truck, and any one of these people could make a negligent mistake or violate a safety regulation in order to cut corners on operating costs. In order to obtain evidence of wrongdoing, your experienced and aggressive truck accident lawyer may need to file a lawsuit. Filing a civil lawsuit would allow your attorney to freeze the truck and the driver’s cell to be inspected for evidence. Your attorney could obtain access to other evidence such as employee testimony under oath, trucker’s logs, social media passwords and company records of maintenance and repairs which were done, or not done in compliance with FMCSA standards.
Some issues which can cause an accident include:
- Tire blowout
- Unsecured load
- Brake failure
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Noncompliance with federal safety rules
There are many other issues such as a defective part that could lead to strict liability for a third party such as a parts manufacturer. Isaacs & Isaacs aggressive truck accident lawyers have the skill and experience necessary to know where to look for evidence of what caused the accident and who is liable for your injuries.
Other Strategies Trucking Insurance May Employ to Reduce Your Compensation
If there’s little hope of escaping liability, the trucking insurance company may try to communicate with you to persuade you to accept an early settlement offer, especially if they are nervous about how serious your injuries will prove to be. The safest thing you can do to protect your claim is to direct the insurance people to speak with your truck accident lawyer. You have no obligation to speak with these people, and anything you say to them will be recorded.
Though they may pretend to be friendly and concerned about your situation, they are not your friends. They are looking for anything you say they could use to reduce your claim. They may approach you in the hospital when you are heavily medicated and unable to think clearly and try to negotiate an early settlement offer, especially if they know you don’t have a truck accident lawyer to explain your rights to you.
If you accept their early settlement offer, they will ask you to sign a release of liability form. Once you sign their release, you will not be able to collect any more money for your accident from the liable insurance company or your own. This could lead to grave financial consequences for you and your family in the future if your injuries grow worse. Some common accident injuries such as traumatic brain injury [link to the Brain Injuries page] do frequently get worse after the initial trauma.
Isaacs & Isaacs Truck Accident Law Firm Will Not Charge You Anything Unless We Win!
If you’re wondering where you’ll find the money to hire an attorney, you can cross that off your list of problems. Isaacs & Isaacs will represent you on a contingency fee basis: you don’t owe us a penny unless and until we get you your money. We have the resources to investigate, and if necessary, litigate your claim. We have a 99-percent success rate in recovering compensation for accident victims in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. We are confident we will help you to receive the maximum compensation you need from all liable parties.
Give Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm the burden of dealing with your legal claim so that you can concentrate on getting better and rebuilding your life in the best way possible. If you lost a beloved family member in the accident, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit [link to the Wrongful Death page] to demand justice.
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Call our hotline at 800-800-8888, or fill out our form to speak with an experienced, aggressive and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident lawyer. You don’t have to face this nightmare alone.