Remember that line from the old FedEx commercial “when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight” (see video below)? What FedEx and other companies like it did not tell us in that ad was what their drivers have to do to make their deadlines while driving large, heavy vehicles. Of course, a delivery which “absolutely, positively has to be there overnight” can potentially cause a driver to be hurried, rush and preoccupied with his driving and put members of the public at risk.
Factors that can cause truck accidents in Indianapolis:
- driving too fast in bad weather trying to make a delivery on time;
- being distracted by a dispatch operator, on-board computers, or electronic handheld devices with delivery information;
- driving without appropriate rest because a delivery has to be made by a certain time;
- or driving while being distracted by GPS navigational systems;
Many truck drivers and package delivery companies traveling through Indianapolis, Speedway, Fishers, etc., can be under a intense deadlines which sometimes create dangerous situations.
How We’ve Helped Truck Accident Victims
Our office recently handled a case where a commercial truck driver drove too fast in icy road conditions. He was trying to deliver a product that was two days late. As a result, our client was rear-ended and ran off the road by the truck driver. The shoulder injury which our client sustained was described by his treating doctor as “the worst she had ever seen.”
Another recent case involved a commercial truck driver who drove into our client’s lane of travel, causing significant facial injuries. Investigation revealed that the driver was operating in violation of federal regulations which limit the time a driver may operate his vehicle without rest.
I’ve Been In an Accident. What next?
Rob King & Associates will help you stand up to truck drivers and trucking companies who put your safety at risk. Together, we can make the trucking firm involved in the accident be held accountable for their actions and make the roads safer for everyone.
Trucking cases can be time sensitive. Many trucking companies write over the “black-boxes” that are now in many trucks and which record valuable data that can help prove a truck driver’s negligence. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Our office has extensive experience in assisting victims and families who have been hurt by truck drivers in Indianapolis. Call us at (317) 916-0000 today for a free case evaluation.