Truck drivers are licensed professionals. Still, truckers in Indiana and throughout the country frequently engage in careless and reckless driving that endangers the safety of everyone who shares the road with them. If a negligent trucker recently caused a crash that injured you or caused the loss of your loved one, then you have the right to seek justice and pursue full and fair compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact our Fort Wayne truck accident lawyer today.
The truck accident attorneys at Truitt Law Offices are ready to help you. Make your first call, your only call. With more than 40 years of experience with handling truck accident claims on behalf of victims and their families in Fort Wayne, Huntington and throughout Northeast Indiana, we will know the way forward.
Truck accidents require immediate investigation. So, waiting is not an option. Contact our accident law firm today for a free and timely consultation. We will start work on your case right away, and we will charge no fees unless we secure compensation for you.
How Can a Lawyer Help You After a Fort Wayne Trucking Accident?
Trucking companies and their insurers will move quickly to protect their interests after one of their drivers gets involved in a crash. You will need to move quickly, too, with help from an experienced truck accident attorney in Fort Wayne.
At Truitt Law Offices, we will promptly take steps to preserve, collect and analyze evidence such as:
- Photos from the crash scene
- Data from the electronic data recorder (or “black box”)
- GPS data
- Driver logbooks
- Inspection and maintenance records
- The truck driver’s cell phone records
- The trucker’s alcohol and drug test results
- Statements from eyewitnesses.
Typically, in tractor-trailer accident cases, we will also turn to our network of highly knowledgeable experts in fields such as engineering, accident reconstruction, and transportation safety in order to determine why a crash happened and who should be held responsible for it.
While you focus on your rehabilitation and your loved ones, we will also gather your medical records, consult with medical experts and take other measures to calculate the damages you deserve. We will aggressively pursue a settlement with the insurance company (or companies) and, if necessary, we will be prepared to take your case to trial.
Our clients and their families serve as our top priority at Truitt Law Offices. We value our client relationships. From the start of your case, we will pay close attention to your needs, and we will always focus on what is important to you. If you have any questions, you can feel free to ask your attorney.
We represent truck accident victims on a contingency fee basis. So, you will pay no legal fees unless we secure compensation for you through a settlement or court award. We don’t want your concerns about paying upfront for an attorney to keep you from getting the legal help you need.
What are Common Causes of Indiana Tractor-Trailer Accidents?
The most recent Indiana traffic crash facts show that commercial vehicle collisions are on the rise in Fort Wayne and across the state – and the negligence of truck drivers clearly is driving up those figures. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of commercial vehicle collisions in Indiana rose by 6 percent each year. The “primary factor” in about 94 percent of those crashes was a driver-related action, including:
- Following too closely
- Making an unsafe lane movement
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Unsafe backing
- Improper turning
- Speeding (or going too fast for weather conditions).
As we have seen at Truitt Law Offices, the underlying cause of these crashes often is driver behavior such as:
- Distracted driving (talking on a cell phone or texting while driving)
- Drowsy driving (driving while fatigued or falling asleep at the wheel)
- Driving while impaired (by alcohol, controlled substances or certain types of prescription drugs that cause drowsiness)
- Failing to inspect and maintain the truck or trailer
- Failing to use proper equipment on the truck (such as blind-spot mirrors)
- Driving away without properly loaded and secured cargo.
You can count on Truitt Law Offices to thoroughly investigate your case and consult with experts in fields such as accident reconstruction, transportation safety, and engineering to determine the cause of your semi-truck crash.