Indianapolis, IN. 46204
In catastrophic accidents with big trucks, occupants of other vehicles involved are three times more likely to suffer disabling injuries or be killed. A commercial truck is many times bigger and heavier than other vehicles. Frequently they are carrying dangerous cargo. A gigantic quantity of anything that can spill out on the interstate or onto another car is dangerous.
Trucking insurance companies are aware of the potential for catastrophe. The settlements insurance pays for these commercial truck accidents are often millions of dollars. If there was negligence on the part of the truck driver, the trucking company or a third party, the payout can be considerable.
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.
A Trucking Accident Lawyer Can Protect Your Claim
As soon as the trucking insurance carrier is notified that there’s been an accident, they will send a team of skilled investigators to the scene. Even if they seem concerned, these people are not your friends. Their objective is to point responsibility away from their client and put the blame for the accident on the other driver(s) involved. Remember, the stakes are high. Trucking accidents cause serious damages that can and frequently do run into millions of dollars per victim.
Avoid speaking to anybody except law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. Do not say anything to anybody about what you were doing at the time of the accident or how bad you think your injuries are. If somebody asks you questions, tell them to talk to your truck accident lawyer. That person who acts concerned might be an insurance investigator hoping you will say something that could help them to reduce or deny your claim.
Last October a semi-truck carrying mangoes crashed in downtown Indianapolis. Last November a semi-truck carrying coal crashed into an accident scene and burst into flames. In January a big commercial truck rammed a woman’s van from behind and caused her to cross the median and go into oncoming traffic, killing the woman who was driving the van and causing critical injuries to occupants of other cars. The trucker kept on driving and did not stop. Later in January, a semi truck crashed into another big truck after it crossed the center-line and hit the other driver head on. Truck accidents are a frequent occurrence in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.
Isaacs & Isaacs employs attorneys who used to work in insurance defense. We are aware of the lengths the insurance company will go to in an effort to reduce or deny big claims. Insurance investigators may try to point police in the direction of evidence that favors the trucker and away from evidence that shows the truck caused the accident.
Isaacs & Isaacs Will Investigate the Crash
The sooner you call, the sooner Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm can begin to investigate. We will get started immediately by:
- Investigating the accident scene
- Reviewing the police report
- Contacting witnesses
- Doing accident reconstruction, if necessary
In many commercial truck accidents, more than one party is responsible. Because commercial trucks are so big and dangerous, drivers with commercial licenses must meet a higher standard of care than other drivers. Once we find out who or what caused the accident and locate all parties who are liable, we will know the very best action to take to get you maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Isaacs and Isaacs semi-truck accident lawyers will fight for you. The trucking company does not have to give you access to their records unless you file a lawsuit. If necessary, we will file a lawsuit in order to gain access to company records and tangible evidence such as the black box recording from the truck. We will subpoena any witnesses who saw the accident or who may have knowledge of negligence on the part of the driver, the trucking company or any third parties.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs for Help Without Delay
Horrific accidents involving commercial trucks happen all the time, and our experienced trucking accident lawyers in Indianapolis are on call around-the-clock. For immediate help, call our hotline number at 800-800-8888 to speak with an experienced and aggressive Indianapolis, Indiana, truck accident lawyer.