Choose a Proven Trucking Accident Lawyer
It may not come as a surprise, but Indiana is a major hub for semi-truck and commercial vehicle activity. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation, commercial vehicles account for approximately 11% of all total traffic volume throughout the state. In addition to traveling along busy Indiana roadways and thoroughfares, commercial vehicles are very present along major Indiana highways such as I-465, I-70, I-64, I-74 and I-69. Often, these crucial transportation arteries create a congested and hazardous commute for many Hoosiers, and the unfortunate truth is that motor vehicle accidents involving these powerful, multi-ton vehicles occur with alarming frequency.
Every year, more than 100 large trucks are involved in fatal crashes in Indiana, which contributed to more than 10% of total fatal motor vehicle accidents here. This staggering statistic shows that these vehicles are more than just a hazard – they’re a tragedy waiting to happen. Often, an automobile accident involving commercial vehicles is much more than just your typical fender-bender, and the injuries resulting from them can be severe and catastrophic.
Unfortunately, many trucking companies command powerful insurance attorneys who will fight against any claims made against their insured, making it extremely difficult for victims without representation to be reasonably compensated for their injuries. In an instance like this, it is absolutely necessary that you have dedicated and proven legal team to assist you in a claim involving a commercial vehicle. At Pavlack Law, we are recognized as one of Indiana’s top personal injury law firms, and have extensive experience and a proven track record to maximize your recovery.
Not Just Your Average Auto Accident
Accidents involving semi-trucks simply aren’t just the average motor vehicle collision. By law, Indiana requires trucking companies to insure their drivers by at least $300,000. Because of these high minimum coverage mandates, insurance companies will zealously defend any claims against them in order to reduce the amounts they pay to victims. These adjusters have the experience and the resources and to gather as much information in order to build a case against the victim’s claim. Their ability to thoroughly collect and investigate this information can result in a staggering amount of evidence presented against the victim, which may result in a denial of liability and refusal to compensate for any damages.
These claims are also very difficult for those who do not have an advanced understanding of complicated insurance policies and current laws. As a result, those who choose to fight their claim alone against the insurance adjusters risk being inadequately compensated for their damages. In the case of semi-truck accidents, a victim’s injuries can be devastating on a physical, emotional, psychological and financial level; in moments like this, it is crucial that victims have an experienced advocate who will fight to make sure they are made whole.
How We Can Help
Pavlack Law is your source for professional, personal and dedicated representation. When it comes to difficult cases like semi-truck accidents, we take a concerted and aggressive approach in order to settle your claim as quickly as possible. Often, negotiating with trucking insurance companies can be an arduous process, and adjusters use protracted methods in an effort to delay the process. We know their tactics, and we have the experience necessary to anticipate and fight against their attempts to keep you from moving on with your life.
In addition to knowing how insurance companies operate, we also know what to look for regarding each individual claim. We recognize common mistakes among truck drivers, such as speeding, improper maintenance, aggressive driving, violations of maximum weight and time restrictions, and drowsiness. As we gather evidence in your case, we scrutinize every detail in order to effectively prove your case. Out legal team will work hard to ensure that every piece of evidence is reviewed and analyzed in order to effectively fight for your best interests. We hold our attention to detail to the highest of standards, because your interests require us not to compromise on excellence. That’s our promise to you.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a trucking accident, contact the lawyers at Pavlack Law for a free consultation. (317) 251-1100.