Starr Austen & Miller’s Indiana car accident attorneys are here to help if you’ve been involved in a car accident and injured by a semi or large truck.
The large size of trucks can cause some of the most severe injuries and damages to those riding in automobiles. When you’ve been in such an accident most likely there has been property damage, but in addition such accidents can also result in significant injuries, permanent disabilities or even death.
How We Can Help Car Accident Victims
If you or a loved on have been involved in an automobile accident with a large truck, you most likely have questions and concerns. Along with the emotional and physical toll these accidents can have for everyone involved, there are also typically questions about payment of medical bills, insurance issues, compensation for lost wages, and more. These issues can increase the stress your family is under, when all you really want is peace of mind.
Don’t just rely on the insurance company to guide you through the process, since they are not necessarily on your side. Instead, choose an advocate that can help you get compensated for everything you’ve lost, through no fault of your own.
Starr Austen and Miller focuses on representing individuals and their family members in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, such as those often involved in car accidents involving trucks. If you or a loved one have been in a truck accident in Indiana, you can contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.
Statistics Of Truck Accidents In Indiana
In fact, in Indiana, although most car accidents don’t also involve large trucks, when they do it has been shown that they are statistically more likely to result in fatal injuries.
Most fatal automobile accidents involving trucks occur in rural areas of the state, but there is an approximately equal amount of injury only crashes in Indiana in both rural and urban areas.
In 2010, the latest year where statistics are currently available, there were a total of 8,539 accidents involving large trucks with a trailer, and an additional 4,781 accidents involving large trucks of a single unit.
Of those accidents, there were:
- 116 fatalities
- 203 incapacitating injuries
- 1,606 non-incapacitating injuries
- 11,395 accidents resulting in property damage only
Source: Indiana Crash Facts 2010