The sheer size and weight of a commercial tractor-trailer can make it an extremely deadly piece of machinery in the event of a motor vehicle collision. The Indiana Truck Accident Lawyers with the law firm of Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain this fact was underscored by the recent chain reaction crash along I-94 that occurred last week and claimed three lives.
According to NBC News, the incident occurred on the afternoon of last Thursday, January 23, near Michigan City, Indiana. Poor weather was to blame for causing an initial accident. As traffic slowed to a stop in the whiteout conditions, the driver of a big rig was unable to stop and lost control of the vehicle. It soon jackknifed, slamming into other vehicles as others that were behind the truck began to strike the wreckage. The accident quickly stretched into a chain reaction crash that involved 46 vehicles, including 18 tractor-trailers. Totaled vehicles soon expanded to cover more than two miles of highway.
The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin are aware of how difficult it can be to recover from injuries or the loss of a loved one resulting from a truck accident. That is why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the families of the victims who died and wish the 22 others who were injured a speedy recovery.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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