Northwest Indiana Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor trailers ply our Northwest Indiana highways every day, on their way to different states and cities with much-needed goods. These vehicles weigh hundreds of tons, and require skilled and experienced drivers since they can spin out of control at the slightest sign of trouble. In addition, the NHTSA requires that these 18-wheelers be inspected regularly by the companies which own them in order to keep them in top condition for safe operation.
Tractor Trailers and Blind Spots
Tractor trailers, due to their sheer size, have big blind spots that make it hard for their drivers to see what’s coming up from behind them. As a result, it’s not uncommon for cars looking to overtake to be pinned up against one side of the wall. This becomes a potentially dangerous accident should the truck approach a tight corner with another vehicle close by.
Tractor Trailer Driver Fatigue
Tractor trailer drivers are notorious for driving while fatigued given the immense pressure put on them by their employers to deliver goods way ahead of schedule. This is something that can impair a driver’s faculties, especially if they drive these large vehicles without making regular stops so they can catch a breather. On top of that, some tractor trailer drivers choose to take stimulants and illegal drugs so they can stay awake which actually impairs their judgment, causing them to take questionable risks while driving.
Catastrophic Indiana Tractor Trailer Accidents
Tractor trailer accidents in Indiana are usually catastrophic and end up in very serious injuries. Given the sheer size of these vehicles, a driver in a marginally smaller vehicle will bear the brunt of the impact and may even end up being crushed underneath the truck. If not retrieved and taken to hospital in a timely manner, there is a possibility that they may suffer severe physical and mental disabilities.
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Insurance companies usually send their agents to the scene of the accident as fast as they can so they can take recorded statements so they can play down the whole accident which may partially or wholly invalidate your claims. We’d like to advise you not to speak to anyone and give us a call IMMEDIATELY so we can help you preserve your chance to sue. The number to call is 877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation. Thanks, and we look forward to serving you.