Trucking Accidents

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If You’re In A Car Accident - Call the Police

Call the police. Indiana Law provides that you must stop and remain at the scene of an accident until the authorities are notified. The only exception to this is very minor property damage when, then, you must make every effort to contact the owner of the damaged property. When the authorities arrive give factual information, but do not admit fault or blame.

Trucking Accidents Attorney In Lafayette Indiana

As you might imagine, collisions with semi-trucks frequently result in serious injury.  These cases can frequently become complex as Department of Transportation regulations are involved, and frequently trucks are leased out by their owners.  It may be difficult to ascertain exactly which insurance company may provide the coverage.  Normally, a case of this type cannot be pursued without the services of an experienced injury lawyer.

There are multiple reasons where truck drivers, or company owners may be negligent.  These frequently involve driver fatigue or improper log maintenance resulting in excessive driving hours.  Defective tires and rims also contribute to trucking accidents.  Wide turn angles, unsafe lane changing, and the use of drugs or alcohol may also contribute to semi-truck liability. 

Frequently, hazardous roadways contribute to the incident resulting in multiple party litigation.  Unsecured loads, general poor maintenance of the truck, or a poor  braking system also frequently result in truck crashes.

Products liability may also be pursued in many truck accidents where poor braking illumination lamps on the rear of the trailer are utilized, or in cases where there is an under-ride situation and a vehicle is trapped underneath the trailer.

We would be happy to consult with you regarding injuries resulting from collisions with semi-trucks.

About Bruce Graham Law Firm of Lafayette Indiana

Graham Law Firm P.C.


200 Ferry Street Suite H

Lafayette, IN 47902

Telephone: (765) 423-1536

Nationwide Toll Free: 1-800-863-HELP

Facsimile: (765) 607-6712

 

Bruce W. Graham, born LaPorte, Indiana, September 22, 1951; admitted to bar, 1979, Indiana; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Preparatory education, Purdue University (B.S. 1973)

Legal education, Indiana University, Indianapolis (J.D., 1979).

Oral Argument: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals; Indiana Supreme Court; Indiana Appellate Court.

Prior Lecturer, Mock Trial, Department of Political Science, Purdue University.

Member: Tippecanoe County Bar Association; Member Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.