Trucking is a crucial part of industry in America, but that also makes commercial vehicles an unavoidable part of traveling between any two cities in this country, especially in Indiana. Weighing up to 40 tons and traveling at high speeds, trucks pose a real risk to other drivers on the road. What happens when a truck driver’s negligence leads to a serious injury?
Car accidents are difficult experiences as it is, but when companies with fleets of commercial vehicles enter into the mix, one accident can become a large legal burden. During a difficult period of recovery, there are insurance companies to negotiate with, financial matters to settle, and a complicated legal maze to navigate when it comes to understanding the potential causes of a trucking accident, which can include:
- Driver inattention and error
- Tight delivery schedules, leading to excessive speeds, long driving times, and fatigued drivers
- Failure to maintain equipment
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Traffic law violations
- Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs
In this difficult time, you need representation who understands how to hold those accountable for trucking accidents responsible for their actions. While a lawsuit can’t undo what has been done, the attorneys at Cline Farrell Christie & Lee can help you fight for what’s fair and move forward with your life.
Contact us today for a free evaluation of your potential case, and we’ll be happy to help you explore your legal rights and options.