While all vehicle collisions can be traumatic and result in devastating injuries and property damage, accidents involving semi-trucks tend to have catastrophic consequences. There are a huge number of these large commercial vehicles on Indiana’s roadways every day, resulting in a high volume of truck accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) found that in 2016, 119,000 people were injured in accidents involving commercial trucks.
Truck accidents have the potential to cause widespread damage, which is largely due to the fact that these kinds of vehicles are so much larger and heavier than their passenger vehicle counterparts and are often tasked with carrying dangerous cargo that could endanger others on the road if proper precautions are not taken.
Although most of us may think of semi-trucks first when we hear the term “commercial vehicle,” the reality is that there is actually a wide range of vehicles that fall under this broad category, including:
Regardless of the kind of large truck involved in a collision, these types of accidents usually result in at least severe property damage, and often physical injury as well, making it particularly important for injured parties to speak with an attorney about holding the at-fault parties who caused their accident accountable for their negligence.
Truck accidents, like any other type of vehicle collision, can have a number of causes, but are most often attributed to one or more of the following:
In fact, the driver’s employer, the truck’s owner, and the vehicle manufacturer can also be held liable if the negligence of any of these individuals or entities also contributed to or caused the collision.
If you or a loved one were involved in a collision with a commercial vehicle, please contact the dedicated Dyer truck accident attorneys Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock P.C. today to learn more about recovering compensation for your losses.
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