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Truck Accidents

Starr Austen & Miller’s attorneys are here to help you and your loved ones, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, and injured by a semi or large truck.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), established a program to record the performance of commercial motor vehicles in December of 2010.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, you may be considering what truck accident attorney in Indiana to hire to help you with your claims.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) can help truck accident victims and their
attorneys build stronger cases against trucking companies.
If you or a loved one is involved in a truck accident, you will want to know the answer to “What should I do after a truck accident?”

Here is where you’ll learn about what laws apply to trucking accidents.

Truck drivers have control of very large and heavy pieces of machinery, their semi or tractor trailers, which because of these characteristics can be very dangerous to other passenger size vehicles…

If you are injured in a truck accident, you will most likely incur medical bills as a result of treatment. People can recover medical expenses for a truck accident.
If you or a loved one is involved in a trucking accident, because of the inherent dangerousness of these vehicles you may have suffered some significant or severe injuries, or had some heavy…
If you’ve been in a truck accident you may wonder how to file a truck accident claim to try to receive compensation for your injuries and other damages. Trucking law and litigation can be complex, because it is necessary to understand and know applicable federal…

Why shouldn’t I face the trucking company and its insurer alone?

If you, or a loved one, are involved in a truck accident you may be contacted by the trucking company, through its insurance carrier, soon after the accident and offered a quick settlement, out of court, if you don’t have legal representation. The reason for…

How much is a fair trucking accident settlement?

Just as when determining the factors affecting what a particular truck accident case is worth, it is important to note that all truck accident claims are unique, and many factors can impact the determination of what is a fair settlement for each individual case. If…

What are the types of compensation for victims of a serious truck accident?

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, or your loved one has been killed as a result of the negligence of a truck driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Unfortunately, the legal system cannot bring…

How much is my truck accident case worth?

Truck accidents, because of their tendency to be more severe than a typical passenger car accident, are more likely to cause significant damages to accident victims. However, each case is unique, and it is very difficult to predict exactly what a particular truck case is…

What is the process for truck accident litigation?

If you are involved in a truck accident, and have suffered damages, including physical injury, incurred medical bills, lost income, and/or suffered damage to property, you may have a claim against the trucking company, among other parties. Once an accident occurs the trucking company’s insurance…

What evidence does the trucking company have that could help prove my claim?

With semi trucks being dangerous for other drivers and passengers, the industry is regulated on both the state and federal level. As part of that regulation trucking companies and drivers are required to fill out certain paperwork and keep certain documents to show their compliance…

What is an Hours of Service Violation?

Anytime there is a truck accident one of the first things an attorney will try to determine is whether the truck driver had any hours of service violations at the time of the accident, to see if he or she was possibly too fatigued to…

National truck accident statistics show why truck accidents are more dangerous than many other vehicle collisions

The large size and heavy weight of tractor trailers are two of the critical factors that make these vehicles more dangerous to those around them than many other things on the road. This is made very clear when you look at some of the most…

Are truck drivers employees or independent contractors?

The issue of whether the truck driver who you were involved in an accident with is an employee or an independent contractor of a trucking company is quite important for determining whether you have the right to sue, and potentially recover damages only from the…

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Although the saying goes, “accidents happen,” there are typically causes for these accidents, many of which may not be your fault. Each trucking accident, like any type of accident, is different and unique. However, there are some very common causes of truck accidents, which can…

What are the most common causes of truck accidents?

Although the saying goes, “accidents happen,” there are typically causes for these accidents, many of which may not be your fault. Each trucking accident, like any type of accident, is different and unique. However, there are some very common causes of truck accidents, which can…

Are truck accidents common occurrences? What makes semi trucks so dangerous?

Semi trucks fulfill a vital role in this country’s economy, and its transportation system, so they are almost everywhere you look while you are driving. With the sheer number of trucks on the road it is no wonder that accidents involving tractor trailers happen quite…

How can GPS tracking evidence be used in truck accident litigation?

GPS units can be found on many things these days, and the business world is just beginning to think of all the possibilities for how to use the information that these little tracking devices can provide. Of course, a side-effect of having GPS units track…
How much is my truck case worth?

by Andrew B. Miller, Partner

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