Category: Truck Accidents

Blue tractor trailer truck in parking.

Tractor-trailers are an important part of Indiana’s economy, transporting goods throughout the state and across state lines. While trucks are essential, they also present unique hazards on the road because of their size and weight. There are numerous factors that could lead to a truck accident, which can leave accident…

A truck driving on the road in Indiana.

Thousands of Americans are injured or killed in crashes with large trucks every year. Indiana residents are no exception. Recent reports suggest that the Hoosier State is one of the deadliest states in the U.S. for large truck crash victims. This is likely due to the prevalence of large trucks…

Truck accidents caused by blind spots.

Blind spots are areas around cars and trucks that can’t be seen through the rearview and side mirrors. Although all vehicles have blind spots, commercial trucks have the largest ones. Transportation officials call these areas the No Zones. Truck drivers have a responsibility to check their blind spots carefully. Similarly,…

Truck accident happening along the highway.

Semi-trucks cause some of the worst accidents on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the people in the smaller vehicles suffer more than 70 percent of fatalities and injuries in semi-truck collisions. This is due to the fact that semi-trucks are so large and heavy. Smaller passenger…

Two people discussing truck accident statistics.

A large truck can weigh as much as 20 times the weight of a typical passenger car. Given that disparity, it should come as no surprise to learn that the people in the passenger cars typically suffer the brunt of the harm when they collide with tractor-trailers. The harm can…