Given the fact that Frankfort, Indiana is less than an hour from Indianapolis and about four hours from Chicago, there’s considerable big truck traffic traveling in and around the city. Interstate and state highways surround Frankfort’s location. History has repeated itself over the years, and the Frankfort area has been the site of many truck accidents.
A fully loaded tractor-trailer is over 60 feet long and weighs 80,000 pounds. It’s likely that far more serious injuries will be suffered by occupants of a passenger vehicle if they’re hit by a tractor-trailer rather than by another passenger vehicle. If the victims aren’t killed, their injuries can be catastrophic like:
● Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
● Skull fractures
● Spinal fractures
● Organ damage
● Multiple severe fractures
● Injuries resulting in permanent disability
After reaching maximum medical improvement, victims of these types of injuries usually continue to experience them for the rest of their lives.
Obtain representation right away
As soon as the negligent trucker calls the accident into his employer, the employer phones it into its insurer. A claim file is opened immediately, and a team of investigators from the insurance company will be dispatched be dispatched to the scene of the accident so that the insurer can conduct its own investigation. Here at Isaacs & Isaacs, we have our own team of accident investigators too. We also want to get them on the scene immediately so that evidence remains preserved and undisturbed. We can’t do that unless you contact us right away after a truck accident.
The most frequent causes of truck accidents
No two truck accident cases are the same. Each rides on its own set of facts and circumstances, but the causes of truck accidents generally fall into one of the following categories:
● Distracted driving when the driver’s attention is diverted from driving to another task
● Fatigued driving and violation of hours of service regulations
● Equipment failure due to improper maintenance or faulty manufacturing
● Driving too fast for conditions when it’s more difficult to maneuver or stop
● Load shifts due to improper loading of cargo
● Negligence in the selection of a driver or trucking company
Contacting a Frankfort Truck Accident Law Firm
In 1994, Sheldon Isaacs and his son Darryl founded our law firm. Since then, we’ve collected over $700 million in personal injury settlements and verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. We’ve assembled a team of experienced and strong litigators, investigators and accident reconstruction experts, and we’ve been trusted time and time again in more than 50,000 cases. Each member of our team has made significant contributions to our continued two decades of remarkable success. We know truck accident cases from the front bumpers to the back cargo doors.
Essential Truck Crash Steps – 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 involve complex litigation
Truck accident cases are extremely complicated. They involve a background in anatomy and physiology, the law of negligence, state statutes and regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Commission. Insurance company investigators and often use questionable tactics like:
● Interviewing witnesses while asking biased questions
● Selectively using favorable evidence and ignoring damaging evidence
● Leading victims and witnesses into signing confusing statements to be used against them in the future
Don’t get stuck with bills caused by a truck driver or trucking company
Most truck accidents with passenger vehicles result in severe and permanent injuries or death. You and your family shouldn’t be required to worry about where you’re going to find the money to pay doctors, hospitals or a funeral home and cemetery. Without a respected, experienced and successful truck accident law firm working on your behalf, you’ll be giving up rights that you don’t even know that you have. Once you give up those rights, you won’t get them back.
We want you to put 100 percent of your effort into reaching maximum medical improvement. We’ll put an equal amount of effort into a successful resolution of your case. If you or somebody close to you was injured as a result of a truck accident in or around Frankfort, Indiana, or if a family member was killed, contact Isaacs & Isaacs right away. Our trucking accident lawyers serve clients in all 50 states. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys, give us a call 24/7 at 800-800-8888.. Don’t talk to the other side. Whatever you say could be used against you in the future.