Indianapolis Truck Accident Lawyers with the Resources to Win
We know how to take on the trucking companies
As Indiana’s capital, its largest city, and a major regional hub, Indianapolis has more than its share of truck traffic. We see heavy trucks every day on I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74, and every other highway in the region, and we usually don’t pay them much mind – until they’re involved in a crash. Because of their sheer size, heavy trucks can inflict massive damage on smaller vehicles and cause devastating injuries.
Truck accident victims have rights under Indiana law, but the trucking companies and their insurance companies have deep pockets and highly paid attorneys fighting to reduce the amount they must pay. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we know how to level the playing field. If you were hurt in a truck accident in or around Indianapolis, the truck accident attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs can help.
Experienced attorneys who handle all types of truck accidents
When tractor-trailers collide with smaller cars, the consequences can be catastrophic. Unfortunately, this happens far too often because heavy trucks are so difficult to maneuver. Their weight, braking distance, and high center of gravity contribute to accidents such as:
- Underride accidents: when a smaller vehicle slides under the back or side of the trailer, serious and even fatal injuries can occur. Underride accidents often results in traumatic brain injuries and lost limbs.
- Jackknife accidents: a truck that loses stability while braking or negotiating a turn can jackknife, so named for the angled shape that forms when the cab folds in toward the trailer. A jackknifing truck is a serious hazard for smaller vehicles, especially if a car gets trapped in the corner between the cab and trailer.
- Truck rollover accidents: because trucks have such a high center of gravity, they are vulnerable to rolling over if the operator takes risks behind the wheel. A truck that rolls over can block multiple lanes of traffic and potentially cause a pileup.
- Rear-end crashes: tractor-trailers have a long stopping distance, and if they need to slow down or stop without warning, they can easily rear-end a smaller vehicle, transferring a huge amount of force to the bodies of the people inside.
Our job is to get to the bottom of what happened and hold the trucking company accountable. Truckers often cause crashes when they are distracted, fatigued, or under the influence of drugs and alcohol. We will launch a full investigation, secure records, review physical evidence, and interview witnesses to establish fault.
Fighting for full value for truck accidents in Indianapolis
Truck accidents are high-stakes cases for two reasons. First, because large trucks are so much bigger and thus move with more force than passenger cars, the injuries inflicted are generally more severe. Second, the trucking companies have high-limit insurance policies to protect their assets. The insurance companies know that a truck accident can result in a large claim, and they put their best attorneys and adjusters on the case to protect their bottom line.
The only way to protect your rights in this situation is to get a law firm in Indianapolis with the experience and resources to level the playing field. We know how to sort out the often-complex insurance situation and find your best path forward. We will take legal action to preserve critical evidence, such as the hours-of-service log and the “black box” GPS data, that can prove negligence on the part of the trucker and the trucking company. Our legal team will guide you through the process and handle day-to-day negotiations with the trucking company and the insurance company while you focus on getting better.
Our work on truck accidents is important for two reasons. First, we want you to be able to rebuild your life, which includes getting full compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses due to the accident. Second, we need to hold the trucking companies accountable for putting profits ahead of people. They need to know that there are consequences for putting Indianapolis motorists at risk.
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Remember, time is of the essence in a truck accident case. The trucking company will have investigators on the scene, often within 24 hours, to start gathering evidence and building their case. You need to do the same. The sooner you get an experienced truck accident attorney on your side, the more effectively we will be able to build your case and start protecting your legal interests.
Don’t go up against the trucking company on your own. We can take them on and fight hard for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case with an Indianapolis truck accident lawyer.