Warsaw Truck Accident Lawyer
We handle claims involving crashes caused by tractor-trailers and other trucks
Accidents caused by commercial truck drivers (including delivery truck drivers) in Warsaw can be confusing. That’s because you’re often not just dealing with the at-fault driver who caused your crash. Filing an accident claim or taking legal action can sometimes involve several different companies. That’s why it’s important to talk to someone who understands how the process works.
Our dedicated team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs can help you every step of the way. We know what to do because we regularly represent people injured in accidents caused by tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, delivery trucks and other commercial truck drivers in Warsaw and throughout Kosciusko County. As a result, we have an in-depth understanding of the state and federal laws governing these types of accidents. So, you can count on us after your crash.
What are common causes of truck accidents?
Accidents caused by commercial truck drivers happen for many different reasons. Often, it’s because the driver was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner. Other times, it’s because the trucking company the driver works for didn’t take the necessary precautions to make sure the truck was safe to operate on the road. Examples include:
- A speeding truck driver who can’t stop in time to avoid a rear-end accident or head-on collision
- An inexperienced truck driver losing control of the truck, resulting in a rollover accident or jackknife accident
- A poorly maintained truck, including defective brakes that don’t work, bald tires that blowout or brake lights that don’t work, causing other cars to crash into the back of the truck, a common cause of underride truck accidents
- Tired truck drivers working long hours who fall asleep at the wheel
- Truck drivers under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
Whatever the cause of your truck accident, you shouldn’t have to pay for another driver’s mistakes. Make sure you hold the at-fault party responsible for your accident. Talk to a lawyer right away.
Who’s responsible for paying for my accident?
In general, the driver who caused your crash is the one responsible for paying for your accident. This is especially true in Warsaw and throughout Indiana, which has a fault-based insurance system for compensating injury victims. What makes truck accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents is there can often be several people or companies responsible for compensating you for your accident-related expenses. These people and businesses can include:
- The at-fault truck driver
- The at-fault truck driver’s insurance company
- The trucking company the driver works for
- The company that loaded the truck, especially if the truck was loaded improperly and caused your collision
- The manufacturer of the truck or certain truck parts, especially if a defective part caused your collision
Holding trucking companies and other businesses responsible for their actions can be very challenging. Often, they’ll hire entire teams of lawyers to defend their clients and deny your claim. That’s why it’s critical that you have a law firm on your side that can stand up for your rights and demand the money you rightfully deserve. That’s our job and we would be honored to represent you.
How our law firm can help you
When you have our law firm on your side, you can take an aggressive stance right from the start. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience handling challenging cases throughout Indiana. As your attorney, we can get straight to work on your truck accident. Some of the ways we can help you include:
- Conduct an in-depth investigation into your truck accident, including:
- Carefully reviewing your official Indiana accident report.
- Investigate whether the truck driver or trucking company violated any state or federal laws, including Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the federal trucking laws regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Reviewing the truck’s event data recorder, also known as its electronic control module or so-called “black box.” This device records how fast the truck was traveling at the time of the accident, when the truck driver last took a break and if the brakes were applied before the crash.
- The trucking company’s inspection records, particularly if a maintenance issue contributed to your accident.
- The trucking company’s hiring records, especially if they knowingly hired a truck driver with a history of reckless driving, a lapsed driver’s license or a history of motor vehicle accidents.
- Deal directly with the trucking company on your behalf.
- Negotiate a settlement offer with the at-fault party’s insurance company (or companies) on your behalf.
- File a lawsuit or take other legal action on your behalf if necessary.
We know what’s at stake when it comes to bad truck accidents with serious injuries. Your accident-related expenses can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more. If you don’t get the money you deserve, you could end up having to pay for your medical bills and other accident expenses out of your own pocket. That’s not right. That’s why we want to meet with you right away.
Put you trust in us. Contact our law firm.
We won’t waste a second when you hire us to handle your truck accident claim. We regularly work nights and weekends to find the facts you need to build the strongest possible legal case. We also never take anything for granted. We focus on the details and make sure our strategy suits your specific case.
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. Someone else caused your crash. Hold them accountable for their actions. Contact our law firm and learn more about how we can help you. Schedule a free consultation about your truck accident with an attorney in our Warsaw office. We will not rest until justice is served.