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Commercial 18-Wheeler Accidents

Experienced Legal Representation for Commercial Vehicle Injuries in Indiana

We all know what it’s like to drive alongside an 18-wheeler truck. They’re big. They’re fast. Their drivers have a hard time seeing you. And if they make even a slight mistake, the consequences can be devastating.

Sadly, commercial 18-wheeler accidents happen all the time. The victims are usually caught off guard, their whole world is turned upside down in an instant. If you’ve been injured by a commercial vehicle driver — or if someone you love has tragically lost his or her life in a trucking accident — the road ahead of you can look like a long one.

The physical injuries and emotional scars are never easy to endure. On top of that, the red tape you encounter during the claims process can feel incredibly discouraging. You shouldn’t have to spend countless hours fighting for money you’re clearly owed… especially when you’re already grieving or struggling to heal.  But insurance companies aren’t known for their compassion.  On the contrary, they usually look to protect their own pockets.

At Eskew Law, we work hard to get injured individuals the compensation they deserve under Indiana law.

18-wheeler accidents typically present complex legal issues, and an experienced attorney at Eskew Law can navigate them for you.

Your claim may very well involve multiple parties, injuries, bodies of law, and sources of compensation. Indeed, you could be entitled to more money than you initially realized. With aggressive attorneys on your side, you can take an effective stand against the corporate giants on the other side.

Don’t settle for less than you deserve. Before you talk to the 18-wheeler’s owners or their insurance adjustors, talk to Eskew Law. Without any upfront cost, we can help you understand your options and your best strategy for getting what you deserve.

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FAQ: Are 18-Wheeler Lawsuits Different from Other Auto Accident Cases?

In any motor vehicle injury case, the victims’ rights are determined by Indiana personal injury law, which provides broad protection to injured people. But in cases involving large commercial trucks like 18-wheelers, additional state and federal laws come into play.

For example, Hours of Service laws dictate how much time a truck driver can spend behind the wheel at once, and how long a break they must take between shifts.

You might be surprised by how frequently trucking companies violate Hours of Service laws. Our office can investigate your accident to determine whether an Hours of Service violation might have played a role.

FAQ: What Types of Truck Accidents Does Your Firm Handle?

18-wheeler crashes can take many forms. Some of the most common claims involving large commercial vehicles include:

  • Jackknife accidents
  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Under-ride accidents (where passenger cars crush underneath the back or side of a truck)
  • Runaway trucks or trailers
  • Accidents caused by dangerous or excessive cargo
  • Wide-turn crashes
  • 18-wheeler roll-overs

FAQ: How Much Is a Commercial Truck Accident Lawsuit Worth?

While no attorney can predict or guarantee a specific outcome in advance, our office can help you understand how much your claim might be worth.  To do that, we need to learn more about the circumstances of your accident — something we’ll begin to do during a free case review. It isn’t unusual for the victims in a commercial trucking lawsuit to recover large sums of money, as the damages tend to be extensive.

Talk to Our Indiana 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyers Today

Big-rig trucks are an important part of Indiana’s economy, so they turn up everywhere, from interstates to local roads and highways. As common as they are, though, these vehicles are inherently dangerous.

Sadly, the companies that own 18-wheelers (and employ their drivers) have a long history of pushing their operators to the brink. As a result, they drive while tired, bored, speeding, or even under the influence of illegal substances.

If you’ve been injured in a commercial vehicle crash, you might have no idea whether the company or its drivers were breaking the law. We can help you investigate the facts surrounding the collision. From there, we can help you demand the financial justice you’re owed.

With Eskew Law, you won’t have to pay a penny unless (and until) we get you money. Don’t delay. Get started with a free case review by contacting Eskew Law right away.