Boone County Fatal Semi Truck Accident
According to FOX 59 News, a fatal big rig accident took place on July 12th. The article details the Boone County fatal semi-truck accident, which occurred on the I-65. Per Fox News, the accident took place around 9:40 p.m. Sunday, near mile marker 149 in the southbound lanes. Local Authorities confirmed one fatality upon arrival. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office stated that four semi-trucks and a car were involved. They went on to state that the rear semi-truck failed to slow down and slammed into the other vehicles. The driver who appears to be at fault was declared dead at the scene.
Our law firm extends our hearts and prayers to the victims, and their families, involved in this tragic accident. After losing a loved in a commercial trucking accident, you may need to speak to an attorney. While you need time to grieve, and no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, you may need to fight for the rights of your family members. If the person who passed supported children, or a spouse, their surviving family members will need financial support.
Fighting for the rights of injury victims is our sole legal focus. For over 17 years our law firm has put the needs and interests of our clients first. Today, we’re going to discuss truck and commercial vehicle accidents, and why hiring an attorney may be helpful.
Commercial Trucking Accidents and Potential Legal Complications
When two standard passenger vehicles (automobiles) get into a wreck, it’s usually clear-cut who is at fault. Most drivers are responsible enough (or their state demands it) to carry auto insurance coverage. The parties involved exchange insurance information, the injured victim files a claim, and if everything goes as planned, payment is made. Sounds easy right? Think again, even with standard car accident injury claims, things go wrong way too often. Hence, why injury lawyers even exist to begin with.
However, when you throw into the mix a commercial vehicle such as a FedEx, UPS, or Amazon truck, things can get overly complicated quickly. There are lots of things that can go sideways after a commercial trucking accident injury. Below, we are going to touch on a couple that we think are important. Remember, injuries are no fun. Neither is being stuck with loads of medical bills. Making matters worse, if you’re too hurt to work, how will you pay your household expenses? Don’t gamble with your injury claim, let our professional Indianapolis truck accident attorneys manage your claim for you.
Learn more below, or if you need to speak with an attorney now, dial (317) 916-0000 to schedule a free consultation.
Large Truck Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries
First, any type of accident can cause serious, or fatal injuries. What we mean by stating that commercial vehicle accidents, or those involving large trucks, can cause serious harm is this. When two small vehicles or cars collide, they tend to have similar weight (vehicle weight). However, when a large semi-truck, big rig, 18-wheeler, or commercial truck slams into a much smaller passenger vehicle, the results are too often catastrophic. This is explained by simple physics.
If you have suffered severe injuries, or if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a commercial driver, you may need a large amount of financial support. Retaining the assistance of an experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyer may mean the difference between getting paid or being stuck high and dry.
Suing an Insurance Company and a Large Trucking Corporation
We may have to sue the insurance company, and the trucking company, in order to get you financially compensated. This can become very complicated. See, normally an attorney sues just an insurance company (standard car accident claims). However, with commercial truck accident cases, the trucking corporation may also be at fault. We highly recommend speaking with experienced commercial truck accident injury lawyers if you’ve been hurt in a crash. Prior to agreeing or accepting any settlement offer, it may be in your best interest to talk to an attorney first.
Cases May Take Longer to Settle
Again, not always, but too often complex injury claims take longer to settle. Cases like medical malpractice, wrongful death, and commercial trucking accidents tend to have a lot of “moving parts”. Sometimes, insurance companies refuse to settle and then the victim is forced to take the claim to court. This could be a lot of money spent, a long time to get reimbursed, and worse… the potential you lose and end up with nothing and stuck with the debt of your injuries.
However, if you hire an Indianapolis truck accident injury lawyer, you may be able to take a lot of the burden off of your shoulders. First, our law firm charges NO upfront money. In fact, if we take your case, we will handle all of the upfront costs and fees, you pay NOTHING. Second, we believe that when you retain an injury attorney, it shows the insurance company and trucking company that you mean business. That may help force their hand to settle quicker. Finally, we also believe we can fight to get you paid the money you deserve, instead of getting a low-ball dollar offer.
Indianapolis Commercial Truck Accident Injury Lawyers
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a truck or commercial vehicle-related accident, call us right away. Our Indianapolis commercial truck accident injury lawyers have years of experience. We’ve also won tens of millions of dollars for injury clients. Attorney Rob King has also been recognized by Super Lawyers, and he provides his clients with extensive and informative consultations. Remember, you have rights after sustaining injuries due to the negligence of another person or party. You may also be entitled to financial compensation. Let us fight for the financial justice you deserve.