About Southern Indiana Truck Accidents

Accidents Caused by Driver Error

Have you or a loved one been severely injured in a truck accident? I have worked tirelessly to help individuals in southern Indiana who have been hurt in truck accidents. One of the most common causes of truck accidents is driver error. Truck drivers are often paid based on the speed with which they can deliver their loads. Drivers sometimes will not follow the strict regulations governing the amount of time they are allowed to be driving between sleep periods. They might also be driving too fast in an effort to make a deadline. While there are laws and regulations prohibiting these and other dangerous activities, they are not always followed by drivers or enforced by commercial trucking companies.

Driver Regulations

A personal injury attorney should be consulted if you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a truck accident in southern Indiana. The extreme size and weight of large commercial trucks makes them potentially dangerous vehicles on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) puts forth and monitors compliance to the laws that are designed to impose safety precautions that make the roads safer for all drivers. The rules and regulations apply to all those involved in the operation of the commercial trucks such as management, maintenance workers or companies, drivers and dispatchers.

A knowledgeable and seasoned personal injury attorney will be familiar with those actions prohibited by drivers and management when investigating your case and preparing a claim. If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident, I may be able to help you recover financial compensation to assist with the payment of medical costs and restoration of lost income from the accident.