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You’ll Need Compensation For Your Severe Truck Accident Injuries

The highways and roads of Indiana see heavy truck traffic daily as goods are transported across the state and country. While most truck drivers are safety-conscious professionals, the massive size and weight of semi trucks mean that truck accident collisions involving these vehicles can have catastrophic consequences.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries from a truck accident in Indiana, you may be facing life-altering damages, mounting medical bills, lost income and tremendous pain and suffering.

You’ll need to seek compensation from the negligent parties , and I can help. I’m attorney Paul D. Baugh, and I have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases. Whether you’re from Bloomington or any other part of south-central Indiana, allow a local attorney like me to evaluate your case, protect your right to compensation and fight for the full damages you deserve.

Why Are Truck Accidents More Dangerous?

Due to their immense size and weight, accidents involving semi trucks, 18-wheelers and other commercial vehicles tend to be more severe than typical passenger vehicle collisions. The average driver will encounter these large vehicles on I-65 and the recently opened Interstate I-69. The two lane state highways in Indiana also present unique challenges with winding roads.

Some key factors that make truck accidents more hazardous and prone to cause serious injury include:

  • Vulnerability of smaller vehicles: Cars, SUVs and pickups provide relatively little protection when struck by a truck weighing over 80,000 lbs.
  • Longer stopping distances: Fully loaded tractor-trailers require 20-40% more distance to come to a complete stop than cars, increasing accident risks.
  • Unsecured loads: Improperly secured cargo can shift during travel and cause trucks to jackknife, roll over or strike other vehicles with debris.
  • Wide turning radiuses: The off-tracking motion of truck turning creates opportunities for collisions with other vehicles or fixed objects.
  • Driver fatigue: Long hours on the road can lead to drowsy driving, slow reaction times and poor decision-making by truckers.

A combination of these factors and more could lead to a catastrophic collision, resulting in severe or fatal injuries. If you’re going to hold a truck driver responsible for your injuries, you’re going to have to prove their negligence. Trucking companies have aggressive insurance companies that don’t work in your favor so its important to have someone that will fight for you. Discuss your case with me, and I’ll use my years of experience in personal injury law to craft an approach for your claim that takes all of your injuries and suffering into consideration.

Let’s Discuss Your Truck Accident And How I Can Secure Compensation

Call Law Offices of Paul D. Baugh, PC, today at 812-727-7013 or send me an email to start legal action.